verb (used with object)
- to access (the most recent version of a web page) from the Internet instead of from the cache: I refreshed the page to see the current stock price before executing my online trade.
- to display (an image) repeatedly, as on a CRT, in order to prevent fading.
- to read and write (the contents of dynamic storage) at intervals in order to avoid loss of data.
verb (used without object)
Origin of refresh
Examples from the Web for refresh
But the competition between him, and Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel could refresh the stale landscape of late night.
“To the extent he was able to refresh any New Hampshire contacts, he would have done that then,” says Cullen.
Just to refresh, the graffiti artist Banksy started a month-long residency in New York City at the beginning of this month.
Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it.‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun|Heidi Yewman|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I actually hit the refresh button three times, as I couldn't believe the entire editorial had loaded properly.
Does that serve to refresh your recollection that you did so advise him?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You are delicate, too, and seem fatigued already; the rest will refresh you.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
They have water-bottles from which they refresh, but sparingly.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
They daubed it with mud that seemed to refresh itself from a pool that was hollowed in the floor.In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
The ladies betake themselves to the lobbies to flirt, fan, and refresh themselves with ice 'sorbetes.'The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
British Dictionary definitions for refresh
Word Origin for refresh
Word Origin and History for refresh
late 14c., from Old French refreschier "refresh, renew" (12c.; Modern French rafraîchir), from re- "again" (see re-) + fresche "fresh" (Modern French frais), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German frisc "fresh," see fresh (adj.)). Related: Refreshed; refreshing.