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English noun: buffet

1. buffet (artifact) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers


Synonymscounter, sideboard


Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture


Narrower (hyponym)cellaret, credence, credenza, minibar


Part holonymdrawer, shelf


Part meronymdining room, dining-room

2. buffet (food) a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves


Broader (hypernym)meal, repast


Narrower (hyponym)smorgasbord

3. buffet (artifact) usually inexpensive bar


Synonymssnack bar, snack counter


Broader (hypernym)bar


Narrower (hyponym)commissary, milk bar


English verb: buffet

1. buffet (contact) strike against forcefully


SamplesWinds buffeted the tent.


Synonymsbatter, knock about


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strike

2. buffet (contact) strike, beat repeatedly


SamplesThe wind buffeted him.


Synonymsbuff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit









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