'Buffeted' definitions:

Definition of 'buffeted'

(from WordNet)
Pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities [syn: buffeted, storm-tossed, tempest-tossed, tempest- tost, tempest-swept]

Definition of 'Buffeted'

  • Buffet \Buf"fet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.] [OE. buffeten, OF. buffeter. See the preceding noun.]
  • 1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap. [1913 Webster]
  • They spit in his face and buffeted him. --Matt. xxvi. 67. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows. [1913 Webster]
  • The sudden hurricane in thunder roars, Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores. --Broome. [1913 Webster]
  • You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. [Cf. Buffer.] To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'buffeted'

  • battered \battered\ adj.
  • 1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station wagon.
  • Syn: beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound. [WordNet 1.5]
  • 2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with heavy blows; as, a battered old car; antomyn of unbattered. [Narrower terms: buffeted; {storm-tossed, tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tempest-swept}] [WordNet 1.5]
  • 3. Damaged especially by hard usage. his battered old hat [WordNet 1.5]
  • 4. beaten repeatedly; -- of people; as, a battered child; the battered woman syndrome; a battered wife.
  • Syn: beaten. [WordNet 1.5]

Definition of 'buffeted'

  • buffeted \buffeted\ adj. struck repeatedly; -- used especially of impact from winds, and sometimes metaphorically; as, buffeted by criticism. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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