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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.
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(rəˈfreʃ) verb
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.
reˈfreshing adjective
1. giving new strength and energy; having a cooling and relaxing effect. a refreshing drink of cold water.
2. particularly pleasing because different from normal. It is refreshing to hear a politician speak so honestly.
reˈfreshingly adverb
reˈfreshments noun plural
food and drink served eg at a meeting. Light refreshments are available in the other room.
refresh someone's memory
to remind (someone) of the facts and details of something.


مَشْرُوبات občerstvení forfriskninger Erfrischungen αναψυκτικά refrigerio virvokkeet rafraîchissements osvježenje rinfresco 軽食 다과 verfrissingen forfriskelser zakąski refrescos закуски förfriskningar เครื่องดื่มหรืออาหารที่ทำให้สดชื่น serinletici içecek đồ ăn nhẹ 点心
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There was a pleasing inequality in the table, which produced many mishaps to cups and plates, acorns dropped in the milk, little black ants partook of the refreshments without being invited, and fuzzy caterpillars swung down from the tree to see what was going on.
There was a long rest for the orchestra, and plenty of refreshments, while Marija was making her peace with her victim, seating him upon the bar, and standing beside him and holding to his lips a foaming schooner of beer.
ten minutes for refreshments -- knductr'll strike the gong-bell two minutes before train leaves -- passengers for the Shore line please take seats in the rear k'yar, this k'yar don't go no furder -- AHH - pls, AW-rnjz, b'NANners, S-A-N-D'ches, p--OP-corn
1] The chaleteer's business consisted in furnishing refreshments to tourists.
Robinson was not only "turrible neat," but "turrible close," so that the refreshments were likely to be peppermint lozenges and glasses of well water.
In the course of the spring she must return their civilities by one very superior partyin which her cardtables should be set out with their separate candles and unbroken packs in the true styleand more waiters engaged for the evening than their own establishment could furnish, to carry round the refreshments at exactly the proper hour, and in the proper order.
From every enjoyment I was, of course, excluded: my share of the gaiety consisted in witnessing the daily apparelling of Eliza and Georgiana, and seeing them descend to the drawing-room, dressed out in thin muslin frocks and scarlet sashes, with hair elaborately ringletted; and afterwards, in listening to the sound of the piano or the harp played below, to the passing to and fro of the butler and footman, to the jingling of glass and china as refreshments were handed, to the broken hum of conversation as the drawing-room door opened and closed.
When the rehearsal was over, nobody observed that the stout lady with the wig privately withdrew herself from the company; and when she was afterward missed from the table of refreshments, which Mr.
Peggotty had a basket of refreshments on her knee, which would have lasted us out handsomely, if we had been going to London by the same conveyance.
He followed modestly the last of the train which entered the hall, and, observing that the lower table scarce afforded room sufficient for the domestics of Cedric and the retinue of his guests, he withdrew to a settle placed beside and almost under one of the large chimneys, and seemed to employ himself in drying his garments, until the retreat of some one should make room at the board, or the hospitality of the steward should supply him with refreshments in the place he had chosen apart.
Miller, the vicar, and some mothers and other chaperons looked on and consumed light refreshments, which were brought out upon trays by Smilash, who had borrowed and put on a large white apron, and was making himself officiously busy.
Not content with this, one brought me splendid garments, while another filled a basin with scented water and poured it over my hands, and the rest busied themselves with preparing refreshments.