Fresh out of milk; muffins baked fresh daily.
A fresh spring day.
A fresh wind.
The fresh of the day.
- 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.
A fresh start.
An example of fresh is just squeezed orange juice.
A fresh slant on the problem.
A fresh sheet of paper.
A fresh memory.
Fashions fresh from Paris.
A fresh complexion.
A fresh pot of coffee.
He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.
I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.
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.
What a nice fresh breeze.
A fresh hand on a ship.
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.
I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.
- having just sold or used up the last one or part (of)
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of fresh
- Middle English from Old English fersc pure, not salty and from Old French freis (feminine fresche) new, recent of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).
- 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.