Definition of refurbishment in US English:



  • The renovation and redecoration of something, especially a building.

    ‘the theater reopened following major refurbishment’
    as modifier ‘the $7.5 million refurbishment program will take nine months’
    • ‘The refurbishment of the building has revealed many of its secrets.’
    • ‘The Trust decided to finance a complete refurbishment, including architectural changes.’
    • ‘The galleries have shut up shop for refurbishment, re-opening in April next year.’
    • ‘Earthquake concerns are what led Opera House to take on the refurbishment now.’
    • ‘The event organizers finally decided to start a major refurbishment of the Olympic Arena.’
    • ‘The Rec Centre is getting a serious spit-and-polish, as part of a refurbishment of its interior.’
    • ‘Why was there a need for a major refurbishment to an award-winning building that had only been completed ten years?’
    • ‘The grant means that work on the refurbishment can begin July, with a view to being completed by the Summer of 2006.’
    • ‘The refurbishment work is estimated to take five years.’
    • ‘In addition to the purchase price, she expended a million pounds sterling on its refurbishment.’