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buffets, plural;
  1. (esp. of wind or waves) Strike repeatedly and violently; batter
    • - the rough seas buffeted the coast
    • - the wind was buffeting at their bodies
  2. Knock (someone) over or off course
    • - he was buffeted from side to side
  3. (of misfortunes or difficulties) Afflict or harm (someone) repeatedly or over a long period
    • - they were buffeted by a major recession
  1. A blow, typically of the hand or fist

  2. A shock or misfortune
    • - the daily buffets of urban civilization

  1. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  2. strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
  3. a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
  4. strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him"
  5. snack bar: usually inexpensive bar
  6. A buffet is a system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners generally serve themselves. It is a popular method for feeding a large number of people with minimal staff. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events. ...
  7. Buffet is a surname of French origin. People with the surname include: * The Buffet family of musical instrument makers * Bernard Buffet (1928–1999), a French painter * Louis Buffet (1818–1898), a 19th century French statesman * Marie-George Buffet (born 1949), a French politician * Yannick ...
  8. In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by an airfoil as angle of attack increases. This occurs when the critical angle of attack of the airfoil is exceeded. ...
  9. A counter or sideboard from which food and drinks are served or may be bought; Food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves; To strike or blow with a buffet or buffets
  10. (Buffets) A selection of foods prepared for consumption, not portioned onto plates but displayed so that diners can serve themselves according to individual taste.
  11. linear furniture piece with storage for flatware used as a counter for serving
  12. A small cupboard or sideboard used to store dining implements.
  13. A 16th-century serving or side table, frequently with two or three tiers.  In the late 17th and 18th-centuries there were cupboards beneath the serving surface and an elaborate superstructure above.
  14. A meal set out on a table for ready access and informal service.
  15. Side-or serving-table used from medieval times. In sixteenth-and seventeenth-century England, buffet was synonymous with court cupboard. ...
  16. Glazed or paneled meuble d’appui ususally a server with storage compartments, larger and taller than a commode that is commonly used in dining rooms for food display and serving. Most French buffets have marble tops.
  17. the dubbing administered to a new knight.  See also COLEE.
  18. Buffets date back to the Middle Ages and have survived through many variations over three centuries of production. They began as an open stack of shelves, the number of which demonstrated the owner's social status as a means of exhibiting wealth. ...
  19. Hit by a storm or bad luck or by someone.
  20. A French term for large, heavy display cupboard with open shelves, used for displaying silverware in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  21. A sideboard used in the dining area for serving food or the storage of silverware and dishes.
  22. Displayed food where guests either help themselves or there are attendants at the buffet to dish for the guests.
  23. A console table comprising of drawers or shelves.
  24. A functional cupboard; can be used by itself or as a base for a china cabinet.
  25. A table of ready-to-eat hot and/or cold foods, self-service generally with the exception of the hot foods