refreshment


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re·fresh·ment

 (rĭ-frĕsh′mənt)
n.
1. The act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.
2. Something, such as food or drink, that refreshes.
3. often refreshments A snack, light meal, or drink.

refreshment

(rɪˈfrɛʃmənt)
n
1. the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed
2. (Cookery) (plural) snacks and drinks served as a light meal

re•fresh•ment

(rɪˈfrɛʃ mənt)

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; Middle English refresshement < Middle French refreschement]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refreshment - snacks and drinks served as a light mealrefreshment - snacks and drinks served as a light meal
collation, snack, bite - a light informal meal
2.refreshment - 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"
rejuvenation - the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

refreshment

noun
1. revival, restoration, renewal, stimulation, renovation, freshening, reanimation, enlivenment, repair a place where city dwellers come to find spiritual refreshment
plural noun
1. food and drink, drinks, snacks, nibbles (informal), sustenance, titbits, comestibles, kai (N.Z. informal) Some refreshments would be nice.
Translations

refreshment

[rɪˈfreʃmənt]
A. N (= food) → piscolabis m; (= drink) (non-alcoholic) → refresco m; (alcoholic) → copa f refreshmentsrefrigerio msing, comida fsing liviana
"refreshments will be served""se servirá un refrigerio"
to take some refreshmenttomar algo, comer or beber
B. CPD refreshment bar Nchiringuito m de refrescos
refreshment room N (Rail) → cantina f, comedor m
refreshment stall, refreshment stand Npuesto m de refrescos

refreshment

[rɪˈfrɛʃmənt]
n
(= drinks, light snacks) → rafraîchissement m
May I offer you some refreshment? → Puis-je vous offrir un rafraîchissement?
(= regathering one's strength) to stop for some refreshment → s'arrêter pour se restaurer, s'arrêter pour se sustenter
to be in need of refreshment → avoir besoin de refaire ses forces
refreshments npl (= drinks, light snacks) → rafraîchissements mpl

refreshment

n
(of mind, body)Erfrischung f; (through food) → Stärkung f
(= food, drink) (light) refreshments(kleine) Erfrischungen pl; refreshment tentRestaurationszelt nt; refreshment roomImbissstube f; (= cafeteria)Cafeteria f

refreshment

[rɪˈfrɛʃmənt] n (eating, resting) → ristoro refreshments npl (food and drink) → rinfreschi mpl

refreshment

n. refresco; refrigerio.
References in classic literature ?
There is a refreshment room just on the left," the station-master remarked, ringing violently at a telephone.
You will want some refreshment after our long journey," said the polite Town Mouse, and took his friend into the grand dining-room.
503: And the author of the "Aegimius", whether he is Hesiod or Cercops of Miletus (says): `There, some day, shall be my place of refreshment, O leader of the people.
I tell them to pull hard and that at the end of the day's journey they will have much rest and refreshment," he translated to Professor Bumper and the others.
said she; 'if you wait a minute, he will be sure to come; for he has business at L-' (that was our market-town), 'and will require a little refreshment before he goes.
Some sweet odors suddenly coming forth, without any drops falling, are, in such a company as there is steam and heat, things of great pleasure and refreshment.
Her cousin sent me to her with a civil offer to get her some refreshment, but I have been snubbed, as usual.
I was, and I am, sensible that the air of this chamber, in its strong combination of stable with soup-stock, might have led one to infer that the coaching department was not doing well, and that the enterprising proprietor was boiling down the horses for the refreshment department.
True, immediately after doing so I left the room with what may possibly have appeared to be precipitation and without waiting for any refreshment.
And did she not suppose her friend might be glad of some refreshment after so much exercise?
He was very friendly and polite to John, and after giving us a slight look he called a groom to take us to our boxes, and invited John to take some refreshment.
When we came near that coast, and began to rejoice at the prospect of ease and refreshment, we were on the sudden alarmed with the sight of a squadron of ships, of what nation we could not at first distinguish, but soon discovered that they were three English and three Dutch, and were preparing to attack us.