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Definition of the noun buffalo

What does buffalo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • buffalo: buffaloes / buffalos (less preferred form) / buffalo
  • Buffalo: -

  1. large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
  2. meat from an American bison
  3. any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

Alternative definition of the noun buffalo

noun

  1. Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Buabalus bubalis.
  2. A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
  3. A buffalo robe.
  4. The buffalo fish.

Definition of the verb buffalo

What does buffalo mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: buffaloed | buffaloing | buffaloes / buffalos (less preferred form)

  1. intimidate or overawe
    • example: Sam cannot buffalo Sue
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic words: cow / overawe = subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe

Alternative definition of the verb buffalo

verb

  1. [transitive] To hunt buffalo.
  2. [US, slang, transitive] To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
  3. [archaic, transitive] To pistol-whip.

Places

  1. Buffalo is a city in the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Erie County. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York and 45th largest in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S Census, the city proper had a population of 261,310, making the city the 69th largest city in the United States and the second most populous in the state after New York City. The Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.
  2. Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 4,585 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County. In recent years, the town has boomed economically due to methane production from the coal bed methane extraction method used in the Powder River Basin and surrounding areas.
  3. Buffalo is a city, located 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis in Wright County, Minnesota. The population was 15,453 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat.
  4. Buffalo is a city in Leon County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,804 at the 2000 census.
    • also known as Buffalo, Texas; Leon County / Buffalo city
    • part of Leon County, Texas
  5. Buffalo is a city in Dallas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,084 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dallas County.
  6. Buffalo is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,270 at the 2010 census. Buffalo is located on the Mississippi River. The city is a part of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area.
  7. Buffalo is a town in Putnam County, West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 1,236 at the 2010 census. Buffalo is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  8. Buffalo is a town in Harding County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 330 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Harding County.
  9. Buffalo is a town and county seat of Harper County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,299 at the 2010 census.
  10. Buffalo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 188 at the 2010 census. Buffalo was founded in 1878.
  11. Buffalo is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 503 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  12. Buffalo is a city in Wilson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 232.
  13. Buffalo is a census-designated place in eastern Valley Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43722. It lies along State Route 313.
  14. Buffalo is a ghost town in Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 555, between Bindloss and Jenner, south of the Red Deer River, at an elevation of 720 metres.
  15. Buffalo is a town in Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 705 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated communities of Bluff Siding, East Winona, and Marshland are located in the town.
  16. Buffalo is a town in Marquette County, Wisconsin, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,085.
  17. Buffalo a.k.a. Buffalo Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,100 at the 2000 census.
  18. Buffalo a.k.a. Buffalo, Montana: Buffalo is an unincorporated community in Fergus County, Montana, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Buffalo has a post office, with the ZIP code of 59418.
  19. Buffalo a.k.a. Buffalo, Humphreys County, Tennessee: Buffalo is an unincorporated community in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Buffalo Bay, Buffalo Gap, Buffalo Zoo, New Buffalo, Buffalo Club, Buffalo Fork, Buffalo Hill, Buffalo jump, Buffalo Lake, Buffalo Park, Buffalo Rose, Wood Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Creek, Buffalo Forge, Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Hills, Buffalo Ranch, Buffalo Ridge.

Phrases with Buffalo

Phrases starting with the word Buffalo:

  1. buffalo bur
  2. buffalo nut
  3. buffalo bill
  4. buffalo chip
  5. buffalo fish
  6. buffalo gnat
  7. Buffalo jump
  8. Buffalo robe
  9. buffalo wing
  10. Buffalo-Skin
  11. Buffalo Gnats
  12. buffalo gourd
  13. buffalo grass
  14. buffalo clover
  15. Buffalo Darter
  16. Buffalo Fishes

Phrases ending with the word Buffalo:

  1. cape buffalo
  2. black buffalo
  3. dwarf buffalo
  4. water buffalo

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Buffalo

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Google previewBuffalo is a Cool Place to Live. (2006)

by Alex Bitterman

We feel Buffalo is an underachiever with an inferiority complex. Any out of town visitors we have had are always amazed at the city and what it offers, architecturally and culturally. We tire of defending the city to people who have never been ...

Google previewBUFFALO FARMING in Solapur District

by Dr. SHIVAJI MASKE

INTRODUCTION The buffalo is a multipurpose animal. Not only...

As well as buffalo is the member of the bovine group of animals.

Google previewPrinciples of Deductive Logic

Buffalo is the capital of New Jersey. we can follow the directions ...

Google previewRace, Space, and Exclusion (2014)

Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America by Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele

Buffalo is a mid-size former industrial city that has embedded in its building and streets the products of racial residential...

Buffalo is the central city of a metropolitan area that is considered hypersegregated (Wilkes and Iceland 2004). This long ...

Google previewMystic Warriors (2015)

by Rosanne Bittner

The white buffalo is a sacred and holy creature to the Lakota.

Google previewThe new American cyclopædia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana (1858)

by American cyclopaedia

The Cape buffalo is a native of all South Africa; it congregates in immense herds, but the old bulls, which become quite gray and are often almost destitute of hair, sometimes adopt solitary habits, when they grow very morose and savage, ...

Google previewFrank Leslie's Popular Monthly (1901)

by Frank Leslie

The Big Buffalo is an oak tree, that took root in the lands of the Onondagas many winters ago.

Google previewThe American Magazine (1901)

by Frank Leslie, Miriam Florence (Folline) Leslie, Ellery Sedgwick, John Sanborn Phillips, John MacAlpine Siddall

The Big Buffalo is an oak tree, that took root in the lands of the Onondagas many winters ago.

Google previewThe Medicine in Names (2012)

by White Eagle

The Buffalo is a herd animal and likes living in large groups that used to be in the tens of thousands and when one was...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

The Gape buffalo is a nauva of all South Africa; it congregates in immense herds, but the old bulls, which become quite gray and are often almost destitute of hair, suactimes adopt solitary habits, when they grow ray morose and savage, ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia (1867)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The Cape buffalo is a native of all South Africa; it congregates in immense herds, but the old bulls, which become quite gray and are often almost destitute of hair, sometimes adopt solitary habits, when they grow very morose and savage, ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Tho Cape buffalo is a nativa of all South Africa; it congregates in immense herds, but tho old bulls, which become quite gray and are often almost destitute of hair, sometimes adopt solitary habits, when they grow very morose and savage, ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

A buffalo bull. [DRAWING BY E. L. REEDSTROM.] (2) Also used as a verb, meaning to confuse, cheat, or intimidate someone, in use since the 1870s. From a similar sense comes the MOUNTAIN MAN expression buffalo-witted, meaning ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1912)

BUFFALO BUFFALO HILL-BUFFINGTON ISLAND BUFORD- BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS BUILDING AND LOAN. the Port of BUFFAlo IN 1813. VIEW of THE ENCAMPMENT of. sion. Night closed the battle. Expecting it ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kansas Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

MATERIAL CULTURE BUFFALO HUNTING. All we know of the dog days of hunting are native memories recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries. They tell of a slow five-mile-a-day following of the herds, with the able-bodied walking and ...

Google previewThe 100 Most Significant Events in American Business: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Buffalo, New York, had originally been the reason for the Niagara project. Buffalo received the necessary amount of current to be applied in street arc lights, incandescent lights in homes, and electric motors in factories, as well as used by the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Nguyen van Thu Cantho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam INTRODUCTION The water buffalo is considered to be a very useful animal in many countries, supplying draft power, meat, milk, and other by-products such as hides, horn, etc.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Education (2010)

by Kofi Lomotey

The ineffectiveness of the mandates was obvious when, almost 20 years later, in 1965, African American parents appealed to the State Commissioner of Education, claiming Buffalo maintained segregated schools. These parents pointed to the ...

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Quotes about Buffalo

The fat buffalo will attract the lean buffalo.
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Scrabble value of B3U1F4F4A1L1O1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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