refreshment

noun re·fresh·ment \ ri-ˈfresh-mənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of refreshment

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

  1. Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.

  2. The workers were in need of refreshment.

  3. We went camping for relaxation and refreshment.

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First Known Use of refreshment

14th century



REFRESHMENT Defined for English Language Learners

refreshment

noun

Definition of refreshment for English Language Learners

  • refreshments : drinks and small amounts of food

  • : food and drink

  • : the process of becoming rested and regaining strength or energy


REFRESHMENT Defined for Kids

refreshment

noun re·fresh·ment \ ri-ˈfresh-mənt \

Definition of refreshment for Students

: something (as food or drink) that refreshes often used in pl.


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