- 1 refreshments [plural] drinks and small amounts of food that are provided or sold to people in a public place or at a public event Light refreshments will be served during the break. Tickets include the price of refreshments.
- 2 [uncountable] (formal) food and drinks In Waterbury, we made a short stop for refreshment. Can we offer you some refreshment? a refreshment room/kiosk/tent (humorous) liquid refreshment (= alcoholic drink)
- 3[uncountable] (formal) the fact of making someone feel stronger or less tired or hot a place to rest and find refreshment for mind and body