Definition of Refrain. Meaning of Refrain. Synonyms of Refrain

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Definition of Refrain

Refrain
Refrain Re*frain" (r?*fr?n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refrained (-fr?nd"); p. pr. & vb/ n. Refraining.] [OE. refreinen, OF. refrener, F. refr?ner, fr. L. refrenare; influenced by OF. refraindre to restrain, moderate, fr. LL. refrangere, for L. refringere to break up, break (see Refract). L. refrenare is fr. pref. re- back + frenum bridle; cf. Skr. dh? to hold.] 1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern. His reson refraineth not his foul delight or talent. --Chaucer. Refrain thy foot from their path. --Prov. i. 15. 2. To abstain from [Obs.] Who, requiring a remedy for his gout, received no other counsel than to refrain cold drink. --Sir T. Browne.
Refrain
Refrain Re*frain", n. [F. refrain, fr. OF. refraindre; cf. Pr. refranhs a refrain, refranher to repeat. See Refract,Refrain, v.] The burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic composition. We hear the wild refrain. --Whittier.

Meaning of Refrain from wikipedia

- A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat", and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in poetry;...
- A refrain is a line or lines that is repeated in a verse or song. Refrain may also refer to: "Refrain" (Mamoru Miyano song) "Refrain" (Lys ****ia song)...
- into that good night", a line that appears as a refrain throughout the poem along with its other refrain, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light". The...
- Shining Resonance Refrain is a ****anese role-playing game developed by O-Two Inc. and published by Sega. Originally developed by Media.Vision, it is an...
- "Kibōteki Refrain" (希望的リフレイン, also "Kibouteki Refrain", lit. Hopeful Refrain) is the 38th single by the ****anese idol girl group AKB48. The personnel that...
- condemned the move, adopting a resolution that "calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem"...
- Members of the Non-Aligned Movement have called on all countries to "refrain from nuclear sharing for military purposes under any kind of security arrangements...
- conference that The Royal Film Commission of Jordan requested Netflix to refrain streaming Messiah in the country due to the provocative subject matter...
- According to al-Waqidi, after Abd-Allah ibn Ubaiy spoke for them, Muhammad refrained from executing them and commanded that they be exiled from Medina. Following...
- the delegates reach a majority. The reforms mandate that superdelegates refrain from voting on the first presidential nominating ballot, unless a candidate...
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