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English adjective: buff

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


Similarchromatic


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)


Synonymsbuffer


Broader (hypernym)implement


English verb: buff

1. buff (contact) strike, beat repeatedly


SamplesThe wind buffeted him.


Synonymsbuffet


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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