Spirit vs Buffet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spirit and buffet

is that spirit is spirit (alcohol) while buffet is buffet.

spirit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The undying essence of a human; the soul.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit .}}
  • * 1967 , MacCormack, Woman Times Seven
  • a triumph of the spirit over the flesh.
  • A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
  • A wandering spirit haunts the island.
  • * John Locke
  • Whilst young, preserve his tender mind from all impressions of spirits and goblins in the dark.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 1, author=Phil Dawkes, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Sunderland 2-2 West Brom , passage=The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.}}
  • The manner or style of something.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or
  • * Alexander Pope
  • A perfect judge will read each work of wit / With the same spirit that its author writ.
  • (usually, in the plural) A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
  • Energy; ardour.
  • * Fuller
  • "Write it then, quickly," replied Bede; and summoning all his spirits together, like the last blaze of a candle going out, he indited it, and expired.
  • One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
  • a ruling spirit'''; a schismatic '''spirit
  • * Dryden
  • Such spirits as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges.
  • Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.
  • to be cheerful, or in good spirits'''; to be down-hearted, or in bad '''spirits
  • * South
  • God has made a spirit' of building succeed a ' spirit of pulling down.
  • (obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
  • * Spenser
  • For, else he sure had left not one alive, / But all, in his Revenge, of Spirit would deprive.
  • * Spenser
  • The mild air, with season moderate, / Gently attempered, and disposed so well, / That still it breathed forth sweet spirit .
  • (obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h ; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Be it a letter or spirit , we have great use for it.
  • Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
  • the spirit of an enterprise, or of a document
  • (alchemy, obsolete) Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
  • * Chaucer
  • the four spirits and the bodies seven
  • (dyeing) stannic chloride
  • Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * community spirit * free spirit * Holy Spirit * in good spirits * in spirit (adverb) * in the spirit it was meant (idiom) * kindred spirit * methlyated spirit * moving spirit * party spirit * petroleum spirit * poor in spirit * proof spirit * pyroacetic spirit * rectified spirit * shad-spirit * spiritdom * spirited * spiriten * spirit-filled * spiritful * spirithood * spiritish * spiritless * spiritlike * spiritling * spiritly * spiritness * spiritous * spiritship * spiritsome * spiritual * spiritually * spirituality * spirit away (verb) * spirit gum * spirit lamp * spirit level * spirit off * spirit of hartshorn * spirit of salt * spirit of the law * spirit of turpentine * spirit of vitriol * spirit of wine * spirit rapper/spirit rapping * spirit stove * spirit world * spirit writing * surgical spirit * team spirit * that's the spirit * the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak * white spirit * wood spirit * zombie spirit (spirit)

    See also

    * ghost * soul

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 8, author=Dave Kehr, title=Buñuel at His Wildest, in Circulation Again, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=God does not make an appearance, but the Devil (Ms. Pinal) emphatically does: first in the guise of a schoolgirl who tries to lure Simon down with the sight of her shapely legs; then as a bearded but blatantly female Jesus carrying a lamb; and finally as a stylishly coiffed woman who succeeds in spiriting Simon off, by means of a jet, to a Manhattan discotheque — Buñuel’s persuasive idea of hell.}}
  • * Willis
  • I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.
  • To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up .
  • Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Many officers and private men spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.

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    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.