Refreshment

  • 1 Refreshment — Re*fresh ment ( ment), n. [CF. OF. refreschissement, F. rafra[^i]chissement.] 1. The act of refreshing, or the state of being refreshed; restoration of strength, spirit, vigor, or liveliness; relief after suffering; new life or animation after… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 refreshment — index enjoyment (pleasure), renewal, revival, solace, treat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 refreshment — late 14c., “act or fact of refreshing,” from O.Fr. refreschement, from refrescher (see REFRESH (Cf. refresh)). Refreshments, of food and drink only, from 1660s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 refreshment — [n] small amount of food or drink bite, pick me up*, snack, spread, tidbit; concept 457 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 refreshment — ► NOUN 1) a light snack or drink. 2) the giving of fresh strength or energy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 refreshment — [ri fresh′mənt] n. [ME refreshement < MFr refreschement] 1. a refreshing or being refreshed 2. something that refreshes, as food, drink, or rest 3. [pl.] food or drink or both, esp. as a light meal …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 refreshment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ light ▪ liquid (humorous) VERB + REFRESHMENT ▪ need ▪ enjoy, get, take …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 Refreshment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Refreshment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 bracing bracing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 recovery of strength recovery of strength &c. 159 Sgm: N 1 restoration restoration revival &c. 660 Sgm: N 1 repair repair …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 refreshment — re|fresh|ment [rıˈfreʃmənt] n formal 1.) refreshments [plural] small amounts of food and drink that are provided at a meeting, sports event etc ▪ Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 2.) [U] food and drink in general ▪ We worked all day …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 refreshment — [[t]rɪfre̱ʃmənt[/t]] refreshments 1) N PLURAL Refreshments are drinks and small amounts of food that are provided, for example, during a meeting or a journey. 2) N UNCOUNT You can refer to food and drink as refreshment. [FORMAL] May I offer you… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 refreshment — noun 1 refreshments (plural) small amounts of food and drink that are provided at a meeting, sports event etc: Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 2 (U) food and drink in general: We worked all day without refreshment. | liquid… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 refreshment — UK [rɪˈfreʃmənt] / US noun Word forms refreshment : singular refreshment plural refreshments formal 1) refreshments [plural] something to eat or drink during an event such as a meeting or party Refreshments will be provided in the cafeteria.… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 refreshment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Invigoration Nouns refreshment, invigoration, recuperation (see restoration); ventilation; recreation, diversion, regalement, repast, food, nourishment. Informal, pick me up, bracer. See relief, pleasure …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 refreshment —   Mea ai.    ♦ Light refreshment, mea ai māmā …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 refreshment — gaivusis gėrimas statusas Aprobuotas sritis vanduo ir gaivieji gėrimai apibrėžtis Saldintas nealkoholinis gėrimas. atitikmenys: angl. refreshing drink; refreshment rus. прохладительный напиток pranc. boisson rafraîchissante, f ryšiai: siauresnis… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 16 refreshment — atnaujinimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. refresh; refreshing; refreshment; regeneration; renewal; renovation; updating vok. Aktualisierung, f; Auffrischung, f; Erneuerung, f; Fortschreibung, f; Regenerierung, f;… …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 17 refreshment — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of refreshing ; the state of being refreshed 2. a. something (as food or drink) that refreshes b. plural (1) a light meal (2) assorted light foods …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 refreshment — /ri fresh meuhnt/, n. 1. something that refreshes, esp. food or drink. 2. refreshments, articles or portions of food or drink, esp. for a light meal. 3. the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed. [1350 1400; ME refresshement < MF… …

    Universalium

  • 19 refreshment — noun a) The action of refreshing; a means of restoring strength, energy or vigour. b) A light snack or fresh drink without alcohol. See Also: refresher …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 refreshment — Synonyms and related words: aerage, aeration, air conditioning, air cooling, airing, aliment, alimentation, bite, board, case hardening, chow, collation, cross ventilation, eatables, eats, edibles, enlivenment, entertainment, exhilaration, face… …

    Moby Thesaurus