Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A niche, cupboard, or sideboard for plate, china, glass, etc.; a buffet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A niche, cupboard, or sideboard for plate, china, glass, etc.; a buffet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An erroneous form of buffet.

Etymologies

See buffet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Antonio and St. Christopher being in attendance on the right and left; the rest of the furniture consisted of ordinary chairs and tables, and a kind of beaufet or sideboard: from the ceiling, nine bird-cages were hanging, each with its little inhabitant; canaries, grey finches with a note almost as fine, and the beautiful widow-bird, were the favourites.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

  • On the 'beaufet' against the wall stood probably the only object which would have attracted the eye of

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • Alan followed him, in silent abhorrence, to the recess in which the beaufet was placed, and which was so artificially made as to conceal another of those traps with which the whole building abounded.

    Redgauntlet

  • “Step in here a moment,” said she, and she held open the door of the side room from whence she had issued on my arrival; it was a SALLE-A-MANGER, as appeared from the beaufet and the armoire vitree, filled with glass and china, which formed part of its furniture.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • On the ‘beaufet’ against the wall stood probably the only object which would have attracted the eye of a local stranger in an otherwise ordinarily furnished room, a great plum-cake guarded as if it were a curiosity by a glass shade of the kind seen in museums — square, with a wooden back like those enclosing stuffed specimens of rare feather or fur.

    A Changed Man

  • With much ceremony, and still more real kindness, the Baron, without stopping in any intermediate apartment, conducted his guest through several into the great dining parlour, wainscotted with black oak, and hung round with the pictures of his ancestry, where a table was set forth in form for six persons, and an old - fashioned beaufet displayed all the ancient and massive plate of the Bradwardine family.

    Waverley

  • Besides the accustomed lights, two great wax tapers, called Christmas candles, wreathed with greens, were placed on a highly-polished beaufet among the family plate.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • They sat down at the table opposite to each other, the magician's back towards the beaufet.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • Malachite tables of every conceivable shape from the Ural; carpets to whose texture the shawls of Cashmere had become tributary; paintings by all the known, and many of the unknown, old masters; these were only rivaled by chairs of the most undeniable and gorgeous curled maple; and a beaufet of true cherry acknowledged, in common with a Jerome horologe, a Connecticut origin.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • What's that I saw on the beaufet in the other room?

    A Changed Man; and other tales

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