Definitions for refreshrɪˈfrɛʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to renew the vigor or energy of (oneself or another), as with food, drink, or rest.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to stimulate (the memory).

  3. to reinvigorate or cheer (the mind or spirits).

  4. to freshen in appearance, color, etc.

  5. (v.i.)to take refreshment, esp. food or drink.

  6. to become fresh or vigorous again; revive.

Origin of refresh:

1325–75; ME refreschen < MF refreschir, OF. See re -, fresh


Princeton's WordNet

  1. review, brush up, refresh(verb)

    refresh one's memory

    "I reviewed the material before the test"

  2. refresh, freshen(verb)

    make (to feel) fresh

    "The cool water refreshed us"

  3. freshen, refresh, refreshen, freshen up(verb)

    become or make oneself fresh again

    "She freshened up after the tennis game"

  4. refresh, freshen, refreshen(verb)

    make fresh again

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. refresh(verb)ɪˈfrɛʃ

    to make sth or sb fresh, clean, or like it is new

    a lotion that refreshes your skin; The pump refreshes the pool water every day.


  1. refresh(Noun)

    The periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.

  2. refresh(Noun)

    The update of a display (in a web browser or similar software) to show the latest version of the data.

  3. refresh(Verb)

    To renew or revitalize.

  4. refresh(Verb)

    To reload a webpage on the internet.

  5. refresh(Verb)

    To cause (a web browser or similar software) to refresh its display.

  6. refresh(Verb)

    To perform the periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.

  7. Origin: From refrescher (French: rafraîchir)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refresh(adj)

    to make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind

  2. Refresh(adj)

    to make as if new; to repair; to restore

  3. Refresh(noun)

    the act of refreshing

Anagrams of refresh

  1. fresher

Translations for refresh

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give new strength and energy to; to make (a person etc) feel less hot, tired etc, eg after or during a period of hard work

This glass of cool lemonade will refresh you.

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