- The definition of fresh is something recently harvested, recently produced or newly made.
An example of fresh is just squeezed orange juice.
Fresh squeezed orange juice.
- recently produced, obtained, or arrived
- newly made: fresh coffee
- having original strength, vigor, quality, taste, etc.; esp.,
- not preserved by being salted, pickled, canned, or frozen: fresh meat, fresh vegetables
- not spoiled, rotten, or stale
- not tired; vigorous; lively: to feel fresh after a nap
- not worn, soiled, faded, etc.; vivid; bright; clean
- youthful or healthy in appearance: a fresh complexion
- not known before; new; recent: fresh information
- additional; further: a fresh start
- inexperienced; unaccustomed
- having just arrived
- original, spontaneous, and stimulating: fresh ideas
- cool and refreshing; invigorating: a fresh spring day
- brisk; strong: said of the wind
- not salt: said of water
- designating or of a cow that has just begun to give milk, as after having borne a calf
Origin of freshMiddle English ; from Old English fersc, but altered under influenced, influence of Old French fres, fresche ; from Germanic an unverified form friska (from source German frisch and amp; Old English fersc)
- the fresh part
- a freshet
- a pool or stream of fresh water
fresh out (of)
Origin of fresh; from German frech, bold, impudent (akin to Old English fræc ; from Indo-European base an unverified form preg-, bold, greedy): confused with fresh
- a. New to one's experience; not encountered before: fresh evidence.b. Unusual or different: a fresh slant on the problem. See Synonyms at new.
- a. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled: fresh bread.b. Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing: fresh vegetables.
- Not saline or salty: fresh water.
- a. Not yet used or soiled; clean: a fresh sheet of paper.b. Free from impurity or pollution; pure: fresh air.c. Not dull or faded: a fresh memory.
- Fairly strong and often cool; brisk: a fresh wind.
- a. Having just arrived: fashions fresh from Paris.b. Untried or trained but not experienced: fresh volunteers.
- a. Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed: I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.b. Rested and ready for a long ride. Used of horses.c. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth: a fresh complexion.
- Having recently calved and therefore with milk. Used of a cow.
- Informal Bold and saucy; impudent.
- Slang Excellent; first-rate.
- The early part: the fresh of the day.
- A freshet.
Origin of freshMiddle English, from Old English fersc, pure, not salty, and from Old French freis (feminine fresche), new, recent, of Germanic origin.
(comparative fresher, superlative freshest)
- Newly produced or obtained.
- He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.
- I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.
- Not cooked, dried, frozen, or spoiled.
- After taking a beating in the boxing ring, the left side of his face looked like fresh meat.
- I brought home from the market a nice bunch of fresh spinach leaves straight from the farm.
- a glass of fresh milk
- (of plant material) Still green and not dried.
- Refreshing or cool.
- What a nice fresh breeze.
- (of water) Without salt; not saline.
- After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.
- Rested; not tired or fatigued.
- In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.
- a fresh hand on a ship
- youthful; florid
- (computing, of a release package or software installation) Having only the files and settings of a specific release of the software package; without updates or upgrades that were released subsequent to the release of a specific version.
- A fresh installation of Windows XP has Internet Explorer version 6.
- QA uses a fresh copy of the old version to test backward-compatibility of new add-ons.
From Middle English fresch, fersch, from Old English fersc (“fresh, pure, sweet”), from Proto-Germanic *friskaz (“fresh”), from Proto-Indo-European *preisk- (“fresh”). Cognate with Scots fresch (“fresh”), West Frisian farsk (“fresh”), Dutch vers (“fresh”), Walloon frexh (“fresh”), German frisch (“fresh”), French frais (“fresh”), Danish frisk (“fresh”), fersk, Icelandic ferskur (“fresh”), Lithuanian prėskas (“unflavoured, tasteless, fresh”), Russian пресный (pr'ésnyj, “sweet, fresh, unleavened, tasteless”).
(comparative fresher, superlative freshest)
1848, US slang, probably from German frech (“impudent, cheeky, insolent”), from Middle High German vrech (“bold, brave, lively”), from Old High German freh (“greedy, eager, avaricious, covetous”), from Proto-Germanic *frekaz (“greedy, outrageous, courageous, capable, active”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pereg- (“to be quick, twitch, sprinkle, splash”). Cognate with Old English frec (“greedy; eager, bold, daring; dangerous”). More at freak.