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 for Buff
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\, a. [Of uncertain etymol.]
     Firm; sturdy.
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           And for the good old cause stood buff,
           'Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff.     --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\, a.
     1. Made of buff leather. --Goldsmith.
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     2. Of the color of buff.
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     Buff coat, a close, military outer garment, with short
        sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo
        skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by
        soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering.
     Buff jerkin, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward,
        one of cloth of a buff color. [Obs.] --Nares.
     Buff stick (Mech.), a strip of wood covered with buff
        leather, used in polishing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\ (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F.
     buffle buffalo. See Buffalo.]
     1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo,
        dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen,
        elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner. "A suit
        of buff." --Shak.
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     2. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink,
        gray, or brown.
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              A visage rough,
              Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff. --Dryden.
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     3. A military coat, made of buff leather. --Shak.
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     4. (Med.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy
        coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
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     5. (Mech.) A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in
        polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
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     6. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff. [Colloq.]
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              To be in buff is equivalent to being naked.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\, v. t.
     to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a
     buff[5]. See Buff, n., 5.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\, v. t. [OF. bufer to cuff, buffet. See Buffet a
     To strike. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buff \Buff\, n. [See Buffet.]
     A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase
     "Blindman's buff." See blindman's buff.
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           Nathless so sore a buff to him it lent
           That made him reel.                      --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
     Syn: colourful.
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     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
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     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather
      n 1: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, buff,
           devotee, lover]
      2: a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or
      3: bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"
      4: a medium to dark tan color [syn: yellowish brown, raw
         sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown]
      5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block;
         used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: buff, buffer]
      v 1: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn:
           buffet, buff]
      2: polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my
         shoes" [syn: buff, burnish, furbish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  240 Moby Thesaurus words for "buff":
     Leatherette, Leatheroid, Maecenas, abettor, adherent, admirer,
     advocate, aficionado, amateur, angel, apologist, appendage,
     applauder, appreciator, attendant, attender, audience, aureate,
     auric, authority, backer, bareness, beige, birthday suit, booster,
     buff-yellow, bug, burnish, canary, canary-yellow,
     cavaliere servente, champion, citron, citron-yellow, claqueur,
     coat, collector, commender, connoisseur, courtier, crank, cream,
     creamy, critic, cuticle, dangler, decollete, defender, dependence,
     dependent, dermis, devotee, dilettante, disciple, dress, ecdysiast,
     ecru, encomiast, encourager, endorser, energumen, enthusiast,
     eulogist, eulogizer, expert, exponent, extoller, fallow, fan,
     fanatic, fanatico, fancier, favorer, fell, finish, flaxen, fleece,
     flesh, flunky, follower, following, freak, frequenter,
     friend at court, fur, furbish, furring, gilded, gilt, glance,
     glaze, gloss, gold, gold-colored, golden, groupie, gymnosophist,
     gymnosophy, habitue, hanger-on, haunter, henchman, hide,
     homme de cour, hound, idolater, idolizer, imitation fur,
     imitation leather, infatuate, integument, jacket, lauder, leather,
     leather paper, leathern, leathery, lemon, lemon-yellow, lover,
     lunatic fringe, luster, luteolous, lutescent, mainstay, maintainer,
     monomaniac, nakedness, naturism, naturist, not a stitch, nudism,
     nudist, nudity, nut, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid,
     ochrous, ochry, or, outer layer, outer skin, panegyrist, paranymph,
     parasite, partisan, patron, pelt, peltry, plugger, polish, praiser,
     primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, promoter, protagonist,
     public, puffer, pundit, pursuer, pursuivant, rawhide, reliance,
     rind, rooter, rub, rub up, saffron, saffron-colored,
     saffron-yellow, sallow, sand, sand-colored, sandblast, sandpaper,
     sandy, satellite, savant, scholar, scour, second, seconder,
     sectary, shadow, sheath, shine, sider, skin, skins, sleek, slick,
     slick down, smooth, specialist, spectator, sponsor, stalwart,
     standby, state of nature, stooge, straw, straw-colored, stripper,
     stripteaser, successor, support, supporter, sustainer, sympathizer,
     tagtail, tail, technical expert, technician, tegument,
     the altogether, the nude, the raw, theatergoer, toplessness, tout,
     touter, trainbearer, upholder, vair, varnish, visitor, votary,
     ward heeler, wax, well-wisher, worshiper, xanthic, xanthous,
     yellow, yellowish, zealot

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