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Dresser vs. Buffet — What's the Difference?

Dresser vs. Buffet — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dresser and Buffet

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Dresser

One that dresses
A careful dresser.

Buffet

A buffet can be either a sideboard (a flat-topped piece of furniture with cupboards and drawers, used for storing crockery, glasses, and table linen) or a system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners serve themselves. A form of service à la française, buffets are offered at various places including hotels, restaurants, and many social events.

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant, as for an actor.

Buffet

A large sideboard with drawers and cupboards.

Dresser

A chest of drawers often supporting a mirror and typically used for holding clothes and personal items.
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Buffet

A counter or table from which meals or refreshments are served.

Dresser

A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes or kitchen utensils.

Buffet

A restaurant having such a counter.

Dresser

An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.

Buffet

A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.

Dresser

An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.

Buffet

A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand.

Dresser

One who dresses in a particular way.
He's a very snappy dresser.

Buffet

Informally served
A buffet luncheon.

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant (who helps actors put on their costume).

Buffet

To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.

Dresser

A servant to royalty etc. who helps them with tasks such as dressing.

Buffet

To strike against forcefully and especially repeatedly; batter
Winds that buffeted the tent.

Dresser

(medicine) A surgeon's assistant who helps to dress wounds etc.

Buffet

To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group)
Was buffeted about from job to job by the vagaries of the economy.

Dresser

(UK) A football hooligan who wears designer clothing; a casual.

Buffet

To force (one's way) with difficulty.

Dresser

A mechanical device used in grain mills for bolting.

Buffet

To force one's way with difficulty
A ship buffeting against the wind.

Dresser

(dated) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.

Buffet

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

Dresser

(mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

Buffet

Food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves.
We'll be serving supper buffet style.

Dresser

One who dresses or prepares stone.

Buffet

A small low stool; a hassock.

Dresser

One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.

Buffet

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

Dresser

A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

Buffet

The vibration of an aircraft when flying in or approaching a stall, caused by separation of airflow from the aircraft's wings.

Dresser

An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.

Buffet

(transitive) To strike with a buffet; to cuff; to slap.

Dresser

A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
The pewter plates on the dresserCaught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine.

Buffet

To aggressively challenge, denounce, or criticise.

Dresser

A piece of chamber furniture consisting of a chest of drawers, or bureau, with a mirror.

Buffet

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

Dresser

Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Buffet

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

Dresser

A person who dresses in a particular way;
She's an elegant dresser
He's a meticulous dresser

Buffet

A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
Not when a gilt buffet's reflected prideTurns you from sound philosophy aside.

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant for an actor

Buffet

A counter for food or refreshments.

Dresser

Low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

Buffet

A restaurant containing such a counter, as at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.

Dresser

A cabinet with shelves

Buffet

A meal set out on a buffet[2], arranged so that guests may serve themselves and choose those items that they desire; as, a buffet dinner. Diners usually take a plate provided and move in a line past the items on the buffet[2], placing those items they desire on the plate, to be eaten at some convenient place.

Buffet

A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
When on his cheek a buffet fell.

Buffet

A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.
Those planks of tough and hardy oak that used for yeas to brave the buffets of the Bay of Biscay.
Fortune's buffets and rewards.

Buffet

A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
Go fetch us a light buffet.

Buffet

To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
They spit in his face and buffeted him.

Buffet

To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
The sudden hurricane in thunder roars,Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores.
You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world.

Buffet

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

Buffet

To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
If I might buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her favors, I could lay on like a butcher.

Buffet

To make one's way by blows or struggling.
Strove to buffet to land in vain.

Buffet

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

Buffet

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

Buffet

Usually inexpensive bar

Buffet

Strike against forcefully;
Winds buffeted the tent

Buffet

Strike, beat repeatedly;
The wind buffeted him

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