refresher

noun
re·​fresh·​er | \ ri-ˈfre-shər How to pronounce refresher (audio) \

Definition of refresher

1 : something (such as a drink) that refreshes
2 : reminder
3 : review or instruction designed especially to keep one abreast of professional developments refresher course

Examples of refresher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

For those in need of a refresher, Jane's understanding of virginity began at 10-years-old, when her grandmother (AKA Alba) gave her a flower, noted its perfection, told her to crumple it, and instructed her to put it back together. Sonia Weiser, Marie Claire, "Jane's Finally Losing Her Virginity on 'Jane the Virgin,' and Here's Why It Should Be the Opposite of Magical," 17 Oct. 2016 Here’s a bit of a refresher… *On Feb. 19, 2015, the Sixers shipped Carter-Williams to the Bucks as part of a three-team deal that, ironically, also involved the Suns. Nick Tricome, Philly.com, "How the Michael Carter-Williams trade continues to help Sixers," 23 June 2018 Remember, none of the drivers who tested Monday will take part in Tuesday's test, which is reserved for rookies and veterans in need of a refresher. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Why 2018 Indy cars performing like 2017 is both a good and bad thing for Indy 500," 30 Apr. 2018 As a refresher, Cooper and Shayk first struck up dating rumors in 2015, and engagement rumors followed at the end of 2016. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Make a Rare Red Carpet Appearance for the 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 For those who need a little refresher, royal family orders aren't special commands, but in fact a prestigious honor symbolized with a badge. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The First Photos of Kate Middleton Wearing an Special Honor From the Queen Are Breathtaking," 24 Oct. 2018 Since then, over the last two centuries, the mid-afternoon refresher has become a cherished British tradition. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in London," 3 Mar. 2018 Your doctor may have explained this, but as a refresher: Dry eye happens when the amount or quality of your tears isn’t sufficient. Korin Miller, SELF, "So Your Doctor Says You Have Dry Eye? Here Are 8 Treatment Options to Know," 13 Dec. 2018 For a refresher, return to our review of the series' 2014 entries on either 3DS or Wii U... or rewind back to April 1999, when my 17-year-old self reviewed the series' first N64 game for the Dallas Morning News. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system," 6 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'refresher.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about refresher

Statistics for refresher

Last Updated

13 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for refresher

The first known use of refresher was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for refresher

refresher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of refresher

chiefly US : something that helps you to remember something you have forgotten : a reminder about something

More from Merriam-Webster on refresher

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with refresher

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for refresher

Comments on refresher

What made you want to look up refresher? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having no equal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!