refreshment

noun

re·​fresh·​ment ri-ˈfresh-mənt How to pronounce refreshment (audio)
1
: the act of refreshing : the state of being refreshed
2
a
: something (such as food or drink) that refreshes
b refreshments plural
(1)
: a light meal
(2)
: assorted light foods

Examples of refreshment in a Sentence

Light refreshments will be served at the meeting. The workers were in need of refreshment. We went camping for relaxation and refreshment.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of refreshment was in the 14th century

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“Refreshment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refreshment. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

refreshment

noun
re·​fresh·​ment ri-ˈfresh-mənt How to pronounce refreshment (audio)
1
: the act of refreshing : the state of being refreshed
2
a
: something that refreshes
b
plural : a light meal
refreshments will be served after the meeting
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