refresh etymology

English word refresh comes from Old French refrescher

Detailed word origin of refresh

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
refrescher Old French (fro)
refrisschen Middle English (enm)
refresh English (eng) (computing) The update of a display (in a web browser or similar software) to show the latest version of the data.. The periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.. The process of modernizing something. (computing) To cause (a web browser or similar software) to refresh its display.. (computing) To reload a [...]