Fresh definition

frĕsh
Frequency:
Not salt.
adjective
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Recently; newly.

Fresh out of milk; muffins baked fresh daily.

adverb
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In a fresh manner.
adverb
5
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To make or become fresh.
verb
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Cool and refreshing; invigorating.

A fresh spring day.

adjective
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Not saline or salty.

Fresh water.

adjective
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Fairly strong and often cool; brisk.

A fresh wind.

adjective
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The early part.

The fresh of the day.

noun
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A freshet.
noun
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Having original strength, vigor, quality, taste, etc.
  • 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.
adjective
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Not known before; new; recent.

Fresh information.

adjective
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Additional; further.

A fresh start.

adjective
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Original, spontaneous, and stimulating.

Fresh ideas.

adjective
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Brisk; strong.
adjective
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The fresh part.
noun
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A pool or stream of fresh water.
noun
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1
The definition of fresh is something recently harvested, recently produced or newly made.

An example of fresh is just squeezed orange juice.

adjective
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A freshet.
noun
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(informal) Bold and saucy; impudent.
adjective
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(slang) Excellent; first-rate.
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New to one's experience; not encountered before.

Fresh evidence.

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Unusual or different.

A fresh slant on the problem.

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Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled.

Fresh bread.

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Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing.

Fresh vegetables.

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Not yet used or soiled; clean.

A fresh sheet of paper.

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Free from impurity or pollution; pure.

Fresh air.

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Not dull or faded.

A fresh memory.

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Having just arrived.

Fashions fresh from Paris.

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Untried or trained but not experienced.

Fresh volunteers.

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Rested and ready for a long ride. Used of horses.
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Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth.

A fresh complexion.

adjective
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Designating or of a cow that has just begun to give milk, as after having borne a calf.
adjective
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Recently produced, obtained, or arrived.
adjective
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Newly made.

A fresh pot of coffee.

adjective
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Inexperienced; unaccustomed.
adjective
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Having just arrived.
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(informal) Bold; impertinent; impudent.
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Newly produced or obtained.

He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.

I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.

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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.

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(of plant material) Still green and not dried.
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Refreshing or cool.

What a nice fresh breeze.

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(of water) Without salt; not saline.

After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.

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Rested; not tired or fatigued.
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In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.

A fresh hand on a ship.

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(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.

adjective
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A rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.
noun
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A stream or spring of fresh water.
noun
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The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.

noun
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No one liked his fresh comments.

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Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.

Hey, don't get fresh with me!

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Having recently calved and therefore with milk. Used of a cow.
adjective
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Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed.

I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.

adjective
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fresh out (of)
  • having just sold or used up the last one or part (of)
idiom
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fresh
Plural:
freshes

Adjective

Base Form:
fresh
Comparative:
fresher
Superlative:
freshest

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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary