Definition of Buff

1. Noun. An ardent follower and admirer.

Exact synonyms: Devotee, Fan, Lover
Group relationships: Followers, Following
Specialized synonyms: Aerophile, Aficionado, Amorist, Bacchanal, Bacchant, Groupie, Metalhead
Generic synonyms: Follower
Derivative terms: Devote, Love, Love

2. Verb. Strike, beat repeatedly. "The wind buffeted him"
Exact synonyms: Buffet
Generic synonyms: Hit

3. Adjective. Of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather.
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen.
Generic synonyms: Leather

5. Verb. Polish and make shiny. "They buff the glass tubes"; "Buff my shoes"
Exact synonyms: Burnish, Furbish
Generic synonyms: Polish, Shine, Smooth, Smoothen
Derivative terms: Buffer, Buffer, Burnish

6. Noun. Bare skin; naked. "Swimming in the buff"
Generic synonyms: Cutis, Skin, Tegument

7. Noun. A medium to dark tan color.
Exact synonyms: Caramel, Caramel Brown, Raw Sienna, Yellowish Brown
Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness
Specialized synonyms: Snuff-color, Snuff-colour
Derivative terms: Caramel, Caramel Brown

8. Noun. An implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).
Exact synonyms: Buffer
Generic synonyms: Implement

Definition of Buff

1. n. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.

2. a. Made of buff leather.

3. v. t. To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.

4. v. t. To strike.

5. n. A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."

6. a. Firm; sturdy.

Definition of Buff

1. Acronym. (slang US Air Force) Big Ugly Fat Fellow (or Fucker); US Airforce nickname for the B-52 bomber. ¹

2. Noun. Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals. ¹

3. Noun. A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing. ¹

4. Noun. A brownish yellow colour. ¹

5. Noun. A military coat made of buff leather. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) A person who is very interested in a particular subject; an enthusiast. ¹

7. Noun. (gaming) An effect that makes a gaming character stronger. ¹

8. Noun. (rail transport) Compressive coupler force that occurs during a slack bunched condition. ¹

9. Adjective. Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow. ¹

10. Adjective. (bodybuilding): Unusually muscular. (also ''buffed'' or ''buffed out'') ¹

11. Adjective. (slang) attractive. ¹

12. Verb. To polish and make shiny. ¹

13. Verb. (gaming) To make a character stronger. ¹

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Definition of Buff

1. to polish [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BUFFABLE [adj] / having a muscular physique [adj BUFFER, BUFFEST] - See also: polish

Medical Definition of Buff

1. 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner. "A suit of buff." 2. The colour to buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown. "A visage rough, Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff." (Dryden) 3. A military coat, made of buff leather. 4. The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy. 5. A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc. 6. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff. "To be in buff is equivalent to being naked." (Wright) Origin: OE. Buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. Buffle buffalo. See Buffalo. 1. Made of buff leather. 2. Of the colour of buff. Buff coat, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering. Buff jerkin, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff colour. Buff stick, a strip of wood covered with buff leather, used in polishing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buff

bufadienolides (two double bonds)
bufenolides (one double bond)
buff out
buff up
buffalo berry
buffalo bur
buffalo carpet beetle
buffalo chip

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