- refresh rate,
- refresher course,
- refried beans,
Origin of refreshing
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 refreshing
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
But what he doesn't do much of—and this is refreshing—is delve into the humungous What Does It All Mean?Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours|Will Doig|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her candor and efficiency are refreshing, especially on the once-grungy, now-trendy Orchard Street.
“For me, this point of view is so refreshing,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Belle, told The Daily Beast.Can ‘Belle’ End Hollywood’s Obsession with the White Savior?|Keli Goff|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Almost anything deeply felt is refreshing now, but 700 Sundays is not “anything.”Comedy Is His Calling: The Brilliance of Billy Crystal|Tom Shales|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The son at this period would have awoke him, but he became more composed, for a time, and enjoyed apparently a refreshing sleep.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
Even now we have our foretaste of its refreshing waters and the fruits that are for the healing of the nations.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
Their love story is one of the refreshing things in recent fiction.Aladdin & Co.|Herbert Quick
The clean-washed air is so refreshing after being in rooms, however large, at this altitude.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
They sent the refreshing rain, the silent dew, and the nipping frost, each in its season.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
Word Origin for refresh
1570s, present participle adjective from refresh (v.). Mental or spiritual sense is attested from 1690s. Related: Refreshingly.
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.