What is another word for refectory?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪfˈɛktəɹˌi] (IPA)

The term 'refectory' refers to a dining hall or a communal eating place. There are a host of synonyms available to replace the word 'refectory', each carrying a slightly different nuance or connotation. Some alternatives include 'canteen', 'cafeteria', 'mess hall', 'dining room', 'lunchroom', and 'commons'. More formal or grander terms to describe a refectory might include 'banqueting hall', 'feasting chamber' or 'dining hall'. Additionally, the word 'restaurant' can be used when referring to a public dining establishment. Regardless of the term used, each synonym helps to create a distinct mood or sense of place, helping to differentiate one from another.

What are the hypernyms for Refectory?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Refectory?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for refectory (as nouns)

Usage examples for Refectory

His predecessor, a portly man, happy in his home alone, and, as report said, loving his ease and his palate, before he was preferred to a richer living, called in the advice of architects as to converting the ancient refectory to some use.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
After being introduced to them, she was conducted through the chapel and choir, and from thence to partake of some refreshment in the refectory; but she turned aside her head with loathing at the very thought of food; and the sisters, seeing that their endeavours to amuse her were vain, showed her the apartment allotted to her as a postulant of the order, and left her to her own reflections.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
One blind man, when he goes out in the sunshine, suspects the great radiances; another prefers to stay near the good coal fire in the refectory....
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell

Famous quotes with Refectory

  • And six little Singing-boys,—dear little souls! In nice clean faces, and nice white stoles, Came in order due, Two by two, Marching that grand refectory through.
    Richard Harris Barham

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