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English definition of “buoy”

buoy

noun [C]  /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/ us  

buoy noun [C] (OBJECT IN WATER)

an object that floats on the water to show ships where it is safe to go

buoy

verb [T]  /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/ us  

buoy verb [T] (FEEL HAPPY)

to encourage or make someone feel better: I was really buoyed by the nice comments on my work.
(Definition of buoy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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