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 ?
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.
However, she was not seeking refreshment or help from any source, either external or from within.
While the diligent woodsmen were employed in this manner, Cora and Alice partook of that refreshment which duty required much more than inclination prompted them to accept.
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.
She was compelled, at these parties, to spend most of her time at the refreshment table, for she could not dance with anybody except other women and very old men; Tamoszius was of an excitable temperament, and afflicted with a frantic jealousy, and any unmarried man who ventured to put his arm about the ample waist of Marija would be certain to throw the orchestra out of tune.
One needs not to ask that of a poor body who has not known that blessed refreshment sith that he was a boy.
an old friend from America--a lucky encounter, indeed, for his is a most gentle, refined, and sensitive nature, and his company and companionship are a genuine refreshment.
The refreshment of Randalls was absolutely necessary.
Of breakfast she had been kept by her fears, and of dinner by their sudden reverse, from eating much;-- and the present refreshment, therefore, with such feelings of content as she brought to it, was particularly welcome.
The bread and cheese was presently brought in and distributed, to the high delight and refreshment of the whole school.
I bid them be quiet, now that they saw me returned, and, benumbed to my very heart, I dragged up-stairs; whence, after putting on dry clothes, and pacing to and fro thirty or forty minutes, to restore the animal heat, I adjourned to my study, feeble as a kitten: almost too much so to enjoy the cheerful fire and smoking coffee which the servant had prepared for my refreshment.
There is surely a wise submission to those weaknesses in human nature which must be respected and not reproved, in the sympathizing rapidity with which servants in places of public refreshment clear away all signs of the customer in the past, from the eyes of the customer in the present.