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

7 senses of buffer

Sense 1
buffer -- ((chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH)
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 2
buffer zone, buffer -- (a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict)
       => zone -- (an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic)

Sense 3
fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot -- (an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track)
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Sense 4
buffer, buffer storage, buffer store -- ((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)
       => memory device, storage device -- (a device that preserves information for retrieval)

Sense 5
buffer, polisher -- (a power tool used to buff surfaces)
       => power tool -- (a tool driven by a motor)

Sense 6
buffer, fender -- (a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 7
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 buffer

2 senses of buffer

Sense 1
buffer -- (add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

Sense 2
cushion, buffer, soften -- (protect from impact; "cushion the blow")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

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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