What does refrigerator mean?

Definitions for refrigerator
rɪˈfrɪdʒ əˌreɪ tərre·frig·er·a·tor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word refrigerator.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refrigerator, icebox(noun)

    white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures


  1. refrigerator(Noun)

    A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refrigerator(noun)

    that which refrigerates or makes cold; that which keeps cool

  2. Refrigerator(noun)

    a box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice

  3. Refrigerator(noun)

    an apparatus for rapidly cooling heated liquids or vapors, connected with a still, etc


  1. Refrigerator

    A refrigerator is a common household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below the ambient temperature of the room. Cooling is a popular food storage technique in developed countries. Lower temperatures in a confined volume lowers the reproduction rate of bacteria, so the refrigerator reduces the rate of spoilage. A refrigerator maintains a temperature a few degrees above the freezing point of water. Optimum temperature range for perishable food storage is 3 to 5 °C. A similar device that maintains a temperature below the freezing point of water is called a freezer. The refrigerator replaced the icebox, which was a common household appliance for almost a century and a half prior. For this reason, a refrigerator is sometimes referred to as an icebox.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigerator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigerator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of refrigerator in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    The sad truth is that if people could actually use the Force, most would only use it to get a drink from the refrigerator.

  2. Bowie Police Lieutenant Rick Beckham:

    It was trash dump in that house, there were feces all over the floor and even in the refrigerator.

  3. Charles Gerba:

    Refrigerator handles are usually bad because the people will handle raw meat products and then go into the fridge to get something else without thinking, and people tend to hang their contaminated kitchen towels on there, which they'll use to wipe their hands on after handling meat.

  4. Valentyna Yefimova:

    We were sitting inside when the shelling started … and then a shell landed on the corner of the house, but we were lucky as the blast threw the refrigerator onto us and it protected us from splinters.

  5. Alexandra Hamlet:

    There is a difference between being proud of your kid and displaying that on your refrigerator and sharing it on social media without consenting or discussing it with them in advance.

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