refresh
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɹiˈfɹɛʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹɪˈfɹɛʃ/
Verb

refresh (refreshes, present participle refreshing; past and past participle refreshed)

  1. (transitive) To renew or revitalize.
    Sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
  2. (intransitive) To become fresh again; to be revitalized.
  3. (computing, ambitransitive) To reload (a document, especially a webpage) and show any new changes.
  4. (computing, ambitransitive) To cause (a web browser or similar software) to refresh its display.
  5. To perform the periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial, dated) To take refreshment; to eat or drink.
    • 1972, Vermont History (volume 40, page 268)
      We got within two miles of there, and stopped in the woods out of sight, where we refreshed with some brandy, and gave the two boys very large portions.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: atualizar, recarregar
  • Spanish: refrescar
Translations
  • Spanish: refrescar
Noun

refresh (plural refreshes)

  1. The periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.
  2. (computing) The update of a display (in a web browser or similar software) to show the latest version of the data.
  3. The process of modernizing something.
    • 2013, Mark Phythian, Understanding the Intelligence Cycle (page 43)
      Experiences such as the Al Qaeda threat have provided a taste of how the landscape may have changed very fundamentally. Do these changes spell the end of the Cycle as a useful concept, or does it just need a refresh?
Translations
  • Russian: обновле́ние



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