(noun, adjective, verb)


1. comparative form of buff: more buff


1. (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

Definition categories: substance, compound

2. a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict

Definition categories: location, zone

3. an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

Similar word(s): cowcatcher, fender, pilot

Definition categories: man–made, frame, framework

4. (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system

Definition categories: man–made

5. a power tool used to buff surfaces

Similar word(s): polisher

Definition categories: man–made

6. a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

Similar word(s): fender

Definition categories: man–made, device

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

Similar word(s): buff

Definition categories: man–made, implement


1. add a buffer (a solution)

- buffered saline solution for the eyes

Definition categories: change, modify

2. protect from impact

Similar word(s): cushion, soften

Definition categories: contact, modify