Definition of Refectory

1. Noun. A communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery).

Generic synonyms: Dining-hall



Definition of Refectory

1. n. A room for refreshment; originally, a dining hall in monasteries or convents.

Definition of Refectory

1. Noun. A dining-hall especially in an institution such as a college or monastery. ¹

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Definition of Refectory

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refectory

refattens
refax
refaxed
refaxes
refaxing
refback
refbacks
refect
refected
refecting
refection
refections
refective
refectives
refectories
refectory (current term)
refectory table
refects
refed
refeed
refeeding
refeeds
refeel
refeeling
refeels
refel
refell
refelled
refelling
refels

Literary usage of Refectory

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1. Annual Report by Minneapolis (Minn.), Board of Park Commissioners (1896)
"One refectory; $1.500 per year including boat privileges. Douglas Park. ... One refectory; leased for $6.000, including wine and liquor privileges. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1864)
"At the opposite end of the refectory and forming the east side of the cloister-court is the dormitory, with a staircase down from it at the south end ..."

3. Handbook to the Cathedrals of England by Richard John King (1869)
"arch has been broken through by the modern entrance to the refectory, and the corbels and ribs ... The ancient portal of the refectory, also Early English, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The refectory stretches northwards at right angles to the cloister, ... The refectory is on the -west side and on the south the dormitory of the I3th ..."

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