What is another word for buffet?

Synonyms for buffet
ˈbʌf ɪtbuf·fet

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term buffet.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. buffet

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buffet, counter, sideboardnoun

    a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

    heel counter, parry, retort, tabulator, comeback, rejoinder, snack counter, sideboard, counter, return, counterpunch, riposte, replication, snack bar

  2. buffetnoun

    a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

    counter, snack bar, snack counter, sideboard

  3. snack bar, snack counter, buffetverb

    usually inexpensive bar

    snack bar, counter, sideboard, snack counter

  4. buffet, knock about, batterverb

    strike against forcefully

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

    kick around, clobber, knock about, kick about, batter, baste, dinge, buff

  5. buffet, buffverb

    strike, beat repeatedly

    "The wind buffeted him"

    batter, furbish, buff, burnish, knock about

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. buffetnoun

    slap, box, knock, rap, blow, cuff

  2. buffetnoun


  3. buffetverb

    beat, box, strike, smite, cuff

  4. buffetverb

    struggle against, contend against

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "buffet":

    buffett, credenza, bove, cupboard, dresser, buffay, tommy, tremor, chest

How to pronounce buffet?

How to say buffet in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use buffet in a sentence?

  1. Kate McKinnon:

    Good evening, I'm Kate McKinnon, and I missed book club for this, tonight you'll notice that between the candidates we've installed buffet style sneeze guards on account that one of you works for patient zero.

  2. Ron Magill:

    When you plant native wildflowers, you're planting a buffet for the wildlife that needs that to survive, that's the refueling stations for Wildlife Service.Bats.

  3. David Heinemeier Hansson:

    I think the event itself is more important than what any individual executive is going to say, what's so wild is, we've essentially gone 25 years without any material antitrust enforcement in technology since the Microsoft Store case. All of a sudden, we're just sitting on a buffet of antitrust enforcement.

  4. Hayley Garbutt:

    I'll lay their Christmas meal out like a buffet and make sure everything that they request is there.

  5. Karen Sanderson:

    Holiday gatherings at work are the most troublesome, people bring in all these fatty, calorie-heavy foods, lots of desserts, and when you're looking at a buffet of 20 different things and there's only one plate of fruit, what are you supposed to do ?

Translations for buffet

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for buffet »


Find a translation for the buffet synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"buffet." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Nov. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/buffet>.

Discuss these buffet synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for buffet?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following terms is an antonym of the term "pathologic"?
    • A. ghoulish
    • B. diseased
    • C. healthy
    • D. morbid

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for buffet: