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Buffet vs. Smorgasbord

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  • Buffet (noun)

    A counter or sideboard from which food and drinks are served or may be bought.

  • Buffet (noun)

    Food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves.

  • Buffet (noun)

    A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.

  • Buffet (noun)

    A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand, or by any other solid object or the wind.

  • Buffet (noun)

    A low stool; a hassock.

  • Buffet (verb)

    To strike with a buffet; to cuff; to slap.

  • Buffet (verb)

    to aggressively challenge, denounce, or criticise.

  • Buffet (verb)

    To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against.

    "to buffet the billows"

  • Buffet (verb)

    To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.

  • Smorgasbord (noun)

    A buffet with many small dishes.

  • Smorgasbord (noun)

    An abundant and diverse collection of things.

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Webster Dictionary
  • Buffet (noun)

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

  • Buffet (noun)

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

  • Buffet (noun)

    usually inexpensive bar

  • Buffet (verb)

    strike against forcefully;

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

  • Buffet (verb)

    strike, beat repeatedly;

    "The wind buffeted him"

  • Smorgasbord (noun)

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;

    "a great assortment of cars was on display"

    "he had a variety of disorders"

    "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

  • Smorgasbord (noun)

    an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal

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