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Definitions for refreshment
rɪˈfrɛʃ məntre·fresh·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refreshmentnoun

    snacks and drinks served as a light meal

  2. refreshment, recreationnoun

    activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

    "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"; "days of joyous recreation with his friends"


  1. refreshmentnoun

    The action of refreshing; a means of restoring strength, energy or vigour.

  2. refreshmentnoun

    A light snack or fresh drink without alcohol.

  3. Etymology: Recorded since 1665; either directly or via refreschement, from refrescher (12th century; modern rafraîchir), itself from re- "again" + fresche "fresh" (Modern French frais; from a Germanic source, cognate with frisc, modern German frisch, Dutch fris etc.)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Refreshmentnoun

    Etymology: from refresh.

    He was full of agony and horrour upon the approach of a dismal death, and so had most need of the refreshments of society, and the friendly assistances of his disciples. South.

    Such honest refreshments and comforts of life, our christian liberty has made it lawful for us to use. Thomas Sprat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refreshmentnoun

    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 depression

  2. Refreshmentnoun

    that which refreshes; means of restoration or reanimation; especially, an article of food or drink

  3. Etymology: [CF. OF. refreschissement, F. rafrachissement.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refreshment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refreshment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of refreshment in a Sentence

  1. Gasper Mir III:

    We will welcome the input and views of Bandera Partners during our board refreshment process and will be seeking to engage further with them in the near term.

  2. De Quinto:

    The Coca-Cola Red Disc has become a signature element of the brand, synonymous with great taste, uplift and refreshment.

  3. Robertson Davies:

    The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so... That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.

  5. William Penn:

    True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. descant
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