Buffet vs Batter - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between buffet and batter

is that buffet is buffet while batter is a beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (eg pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (eg fish) prior to frying or batter can be an incline on the outer face of a built wall or batter can be (baseball) the player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.

As a verb batter is

to hit or strike violently and repeatedly or batter can be (architecture) to slope (of walls, buildings etc).

buffet

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia buffet) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A counter or sideboard from which food and drinks are served or may be bought.
  • *
  • They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet , and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  • Food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves.
  • A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
  • * Townely Myst
  • Go fetch us a light buffet .
    Synonyms
    * (food ): buffet meal, smorgasbord

    Etymology 2

    Old French '', diminutive of ''buffe'', cognate with Italian ''buffetto''. See buffer''', '''buffoon , and compare German ''puffen , to jostle, to hustle

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand, or by any other solid object or the wind.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • On his cheek a buffet fell.
  • * Burke
  • those planks of tough and hardy oak that used for years to brave the buffets of the Bay of Biscay
  • * {{quote-book, year=1960
  • , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VII and XIV , passage=Kipper stood blinking, as I had sometimes seen him do at the boxing tourneys in which he indulged when in receipt of a shrewd buffet on some tender spot like the tip of the nose.}}
    Synonyms
    * (blow''): blow, collision (''by any solid object''), cuff (''with the hand )

    Verb

  • To strike with a buffet; to cuff; to slap.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvi. 67
  • They spit in his face and buffeted him.
  • (figurative) to aggressively challenge, denounce, or criticise.
  • * 2013 May 23, , " British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
  • Buffeted by criticism of his policy on Europe, battered by rebellion in the ranks over his bill to legalize same-sex marriage and wounded by the perception that he is supercilious, contemptuous and out of touch with mainstream Conservatism, Mr. Cameron earlier this week took the highly unusual step of sending a mass e-mail (or, as he called it, “a personal note”) to his party’s grass-roots members.
  • To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against.
  • to buffet the billows
  • * Broome
  • The sudden hurricane in thunder roars, / Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores.
  • * W. Black
  • You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world.
  • To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
  • Etymology 3

    Old French, of unknown origin.

    batter

    English

    (wikipedia batter)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
  • He battered his wife with a walking stick.
  • to coat with batter (the food ingredient).
  • I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  • to defeat soundly; to thrash
  • Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
  • (UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate
  • That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  • (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
  • To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter .
  • A binge, a heavy drinking session.
  • When he went on a batter , he became very violent.
  • A paste of clay or loam.
  • (Holland)
  • (printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
  • Etymology 3

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
  • Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.

    Etymology 4

    .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
  • The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
    Synonyms
    * (baseball) (l)

    Anagrams

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