Definitions For Buffer


  • An implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
  • A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
  • A power tool used to buff surfaces
  • (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
  • An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • A neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
  • (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • To protect (something) fromsomething
  • To lessen the harmful effects of (something)
  • To put (something, such as data) in a buffer


  • Add a buffer (a solution)
  • Protect from impact

Is Buffer a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Buffer is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Buffer in a Sentence

  • The trees help buffer the house from the hot summer sun.
  • The wall buffers the noise of the traffic.

Synonyms for Buffer

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