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(noun, verb, adj.)


There are 12 meanings of the word Buffer.

How to pronounce buffer:


Buffer - as a noun

(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its ph

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

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buffer zone

An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

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(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

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buffer storagebuffer store
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
memory devicestorage device
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A power tool used to buff surfaces

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A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

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

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Buffer - as a verb

Add a buffer (a solution)

Example: "Buffered saline solution for the eyes"

Protect from impact

Example: "Cushion the blow"

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Buffer - as an adjective

Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.

Unusually muscular. (also buffed or buffed out)

Example: "The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl."

Physically attractive.

Example Sentences

"The computer needs a buffer to temporarily store data before it is processed."
"The hikers used a buffer zone between their campsite and the bear-infested woods."
"The company implemented a buffer period between the two shifts to avoid any overlap."
"She applied a buffering agent on her face before putting on makeup."
"The buffer on the car's bumper protected it from any minor collisions."
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Word Game Points

Is BUFFER a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, buffer is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BUFFER has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is BUFFER a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, buffer is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BUFFER has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 16.

Is BUFFER a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, buffer is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BUFFER has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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