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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  buff  leather.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  Of  the  color  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  color.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  {Buff  stick}  (Mech.),  a  strip  of  wood  covered  with  buff 
  leather,  used  in  polishing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\,  v.  t. 
  To  polish  with  a  buff.  See  {Buff},  n.,  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\,  v.  t.  [OF.  bufer  to  cuff,  buffet.  See  {Buffet}  a 
  blow.] 
  To  strike.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\,  n.  [See  {Buffet}.] 
  A  buffet;  a  blow;  --  obsolete  except  in  the  phrase 
  ``Blindman's  buff.'' 
 
  Nathless  so  sore  a  buff  to  him  it  lent  That  made  him 
  reel.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\  (b[u^]f),  n.  [OE.  buff,  buffe,  buff,  buffalo,  F. 
  buffle  buffalo.  See  {Buffalo}.] 
  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  color  of  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.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  The  grayish  viscid  substance  constituting  the  buffy 
  coat.  See  {Buffy  coat},  under  {Buffy},  a. 
 
  5.  (Mech.)  A  wheel  covered  with  buff  leather,  and  used  in 
  polishing  cutlery,  spoons,  etc 
 
  6.  The  bare  skin;  as  to  strip  to  the  buff.  [Colloq.] 
 
  To  be  in  buff  is  equivalent  to  being  naked. 
  --Wright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buff  \Buff\,  a.  [Of  uncertain  etymol.] 
  Firm;  sturdy. 
 
  And  for  the  good  old  cause  stood  buff,  'Gainst  many  a 
  bitter  kick  and  cuff.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buff 
  adj  :  of  the  color  of  buff  leather 
  n  1:  an  ardent  follower  [syn:  {fan},  {devotee},  {lover},  {afficionado}] 
  2:  a  soft  thick  undyed  leather  from  the  skins  of  e.g.  buffalo 
  or  oxen 
  3:  informal;  "in  the  raw"  or  "in  his  birthday  suit"  [syn:  {raw}, 
  {altogether},  {birthday  suit}] 
  4:  bare  skin;  "in  the  buff" 
  5:  a  medium  to  dark  tan  color  [syn:  {yellowish  brown},  {raw 
  sienna}] 
  v  1:  strike,  beat  repeatedly;  "The  wind  buffeted  him"  [syn:  {buffet}] 
  2:  as  of  wooden  floors,  for  example  [syn:  {burnish},  {furbish}, 
  {flush}] 




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