Dictionary Results for buffer


1. buffer - noun

· (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

Hypernym(s): compound, chemical_compound




2. buffer - noun

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

Synonym(s): buffer_zone

Hypernym(s): zone




3. buffer - noun

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

Synonym(s): fender, cowcatcher, pilot

Hypernym(s): framework, frame




4. buffer - noun

· (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

Synonym(s): buffer_storage, buffer_store

Hypernym(s): memory_device, storage_device




5. buffer - noun

· a power tool used to buff surfaces

Synonym(s): polisher

Hypernym(s): power_tool




6. buffer - noun

· a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

Synonym(s): fender

Hypernym(s): device




7. buffer - noun

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

Synonym(s): buff

Hypernym(s): implement




8. buffer - verb

· add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"

Hypernym(s): modify




9. buffer - verb

· protect from impact; "cushion the blow"

Synonym(s): cushion, soften

Hypernym(s): modify




10. buff - adjective

· of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather





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