Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun buff

5 senses of buff

Sense 1
fan, buff, devotee, lover -- (an ardent follower and admirer)
       => follower -- (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Sense 2
buff -- (a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen)
       => leather -- (an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning)

Sense 3
buff -- (bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff")
       => skin, tegument, cutis -- (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body")

Sense 4
yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown -- (a medium to dark tan color)
       => brown, brownness -- (an orange of low brightness and saturation)

Sense 5
buff, buffer -- (an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring))
       => implement -- (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb buff

2 senses of buff

Sense 1
buffet, buff -- (strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 2
buff, burnish, furbish -- (polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes")
       => polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")

Antonyms of adj buff

1 sense of buff

Sense 1
buff -- (of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather)

INDIRECT (VIA chromatic) -> achromatic, neutral -- (having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white")

Similarity of adj buff

1 sense of buff

Sense 1
buff -- (of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather)
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

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