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English adjective: buff

1. buff of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: buff

1. buff (person) an ardent follower and admirer

Synonymsdevotee, fan, lover

Broader (hypernym)follower

Narrower (hyponym)aerophile, aficionado, amorist, bacchanal, bacchant, groupie, metalhead

Member meronymfollowers, following

2. buff (substance) a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

Broader (hypernym)leather

3. buff (body) bare skin; naked

SamplesSwimming in the buff.

Broader (hypernym)cutis, skin, tegument

4. buff (attribute) a medium to dark tan color

Synonymscaramel, caramel brown, raw sienna, yellowish brown

Broader (hypernym)brown, brownness

Narrower (hyponym)snuff-color, snuff-colour

5. buff (artifact) an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)


Broader (hypernym)implement

English verb: buff

1. buff (contact) strike, beat repeatedly

SamplesThe wind buffeted him.


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

Broader (hypernym)hit

2. buff (contact) polish and make shiny

SamplesBuff the wooden floors.
Buff my shoes.

ExamplesThey buff the glass tubes

Synonymsburnish, furbish

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

Broader (hypernym)polish, shine, smooth, smoothen

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