French translation of 'refreshment'
1. (= drinks, light snacks) rafraîchissement m
May I offer you some refreshment? Puis-je vous offrir un rafraîchissement ?
2. (= regathering one’s strength)
to stop for some refreshment s’arrêter pour se restaurer ⧫ s’arrêter pour se sustenter
to be in need of refreshment avoir besoin de refaire ses forces
refreshments plural noun
(= drinks, light snacks) rafraîchissements mpl
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Example Sentences Including 'refreshment'
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Do we need refreshment then, my friends?The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
After light refreshments of fruits and preserves, there were fireworks over the lake.CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)
They were probably in need of refreshment.Ford Madox Ford (1990)
If a flight is delayed by more than two hours, the airline must offer refreshments and free phone calls.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
About noon the king returned to his lodging, to take some refreshment after his fatigue.The Children of the New Forest (1847)
Light refreshments are on offer while you're pampered.The Sun (2011)
One builder tells me he always refuses the offer of refreshment on arrival.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The café at Three Mills serves light refreshments.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The sting in the tale is the liquid refreshment on offer at route checkpoints.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Usually in the interval an orchestra takes liquid refreshment.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Work with your agent to set up refreshment pit stops where your home or grounds can be seen from flattering angles.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It merely needs refreshment at regular intervals, which is what is happening now.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There is also a café for light refreshment.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But there's something about the other 5% that makes them more than just liquid refreshment.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Hundreds are thought to owe money for subsidised meals and refreshments in the House of Commons.The Sun (2010)
I think the point of a cup of tea is more for the liquid refreshment element when you are on a site.The Sun (2007)
Maybe she should offer to serve refreshments.The Sun (2013)
More than 90 stalls will offer a selection of plants and garden essentials, meals and refreshments.The Sun (2007)
Nor did they go to the hospitality tent for liquid refreshment, as we claimed.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Passengers can expect free meals and refreshments in this case.The Sun (2016)
The duke is not the first celebrity to stop for refreshment in humble surroundings.The Sun (2014)
The groups are relaxed and refreshments are typically provided.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have been quite successful in receiving money for equipment but we also need to provide refreshments.The Sun (2008)
We provided refreshments and music in the parking lot.Christianity Today (2000)
The square is a charming, shady place to take refreshment.Collins Traveller - Mallorca
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British English: refreshment NOUN
Refreshments are drinks and small amounts of food that are provided, for example, during a meeting or a journey.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Translation of refreshment from the Collins English to French Dictionary