Refreshment vs Beverage - What's the difference?

refreshment | beverage |


As nouns the difference between refreshment and beverage

is that refreshment is the action of refreshing]]; a means of [[restore|restoring strength, energy or vigour while beverage is a liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink this may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

refreshment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The action of refreshing]]; a means of [[restore, restoring strength, energy or vigour.
  • A light snack or fresh drink without alcohol.
  • beverage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
  • * Thomson
  • He knew no beverage but the flowing stream.
  • (slang, archaic) A treat, or drink money.
  • Usage notes

    More elevated than plainer (m). Beverage is of French origin, while is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see (list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations).

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