American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An appliance, cabinet, or room for storing food or other substances at a low temperature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which refrigerates, cools, or keeps cool; specifically, any vessel, chamber, or apparatus designed to keep its contents at a temperature little if at all above the freezing-point. In a restricted sense, a refrigerator is an inclosed chamber or compartment where meats, fish, fruit, or liquors, etc., are kept cool by the presence of ice or freezing-mixtures, or by the circulation of currents of cold air or liquid supplied by an ice-machine or a refrigerating-machine. Domestic refrigerators are made in a great variety of shapes, and may be either portable or built into the walls of a house. They range from the common icebox (which in its simplest form is merely a metallined wooden box with facilities for drainage, kept partly filled with ice on which flsh or meat may be kept) to large and elaborate ice-chests and ice-rooms. Small refrigerators are sometimes called
- n. A feed-water heater, formerly used on ships, in which the boiler-feed was heated by the water or brine blown out of the boiler.
- n. In heat-engines, a device or substance for absorbing the heat generated during the compression stage of the cycle.
- n. In steam-engines, an obsolete device which was used for cooling the injection water for a marine condensing engine by cold sea-water. The surface-condenser renders this unnecessary.
- n. A machine for cooling air or fluids, in which the fluid or gas is compressed, cooled, and then allowed to expand, lowering its temperature in this last stage, and withdrawing heat from objects warmer than itself.
- n. A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).
- n. One who has a chilling influence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice.
- n. An apparatus for rapidly cooling heated liquids or vapors, connected with a still, etc.
- n. white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
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“Just checked and the jar in the refrigerator is almost empty.”
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“Adding insulation to the walls of the refrigerator is mostly a waste of time: the amount of heat actually lost to the walls is negligible.”
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