from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. New to one's experience; not encountered before.
- adj. Novel; different: a fresh slant on the problem. See Synonyms at new.
- adj. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled: fresh bread.
- adj. Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing: fresh vegetables.
- adj. Not saline or salty: fresh water.
- adj. Not yet used or soiled; clean: a fresh sheet of paper.
- adj. Free from impurity or pollution; pure: fresh air.
- adj. Additional; new: fresh evidence.
- adj. Bright and clear; not dull or faded: a fresh memory.
- adj. Having the glowing, unspoiled appearance of youth: a fresh complexion.
- adj. Untried; inexperienced: fresh recruits.
- adj. Having just arrived; straight: fashions fresh from Paris.
- adj. Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed: I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.
- adj. Fairly strong; brisk: a fresh wind.
- adj. Informal Bold and saucy; impudent.
- adj. Having recently calved and therefore with milk. Used of a cow.
- adj. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
- adv. Recently; newly: fresh out of milk; muffins baked fresh daily.
- n. The early part: the fresh of the day.
- n. A freshet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not cooked; raw.
- adj. Not cooked, dried, or frozen.
- adj. Still green and not dried.
- adj. Refreshing or cool.
- adj. Without salt; not saline.
- adj. Rested; not tired or fatigued.
- adj. 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.
- n. A rush of water, along a river or on to the land; a flood.
- adj. Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.
- adj. Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.
- adj. New; original; additional.
- adj. Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; ; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; ; lately come or made public; ; recently taken from a well or spring.
- adj. Youthful; florid.
- adj. In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed.
- adj. Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; ; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk.
- adj. Not salt
- n. A stream or spring of fresh water.
- n. A flood; a freshet.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To refresh; to freshen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having its original qualities; unimpaired in vigor or purity; not weakened, faded, tainted, or decayed; not stale or worn: as, a fresh voice; a fresh complexion; events still fresh in the memory; to keep meat or flowers fresh.
- Of unimpaired physical or mental condition; having full natural vigor, activity, beauty, bloom, etc.; hearty; sound; brisk; lively.
- In a refreshed condition; freshened; reinvigorated; strengthened or purified: as, the troops were now fresh for action; to put on fresh linen.
- New; recent; novel; newly produced, obtained, occurring, arriving, etc.: as, coins fresh from the mint; a fresh coat of paint; fresh tidings; a fresh misfortune; to take a fresh sheet of paper.
- Hence Unpractised; untried; inexperienced; unsophisticated: as, a fresh hand on a ship; a fresh youth.
- Cool; refreshing; invigorating; imparting strength or refreshment; in nautical language, moderately strong or brisk: as, a draught of fresh water; a breath of fresh air; a fresh breeze.
- Not salt, salted, or pickled; not brackish: as, fresh meat or codfish; fresh water.
- Bright; brilliant.
- Sober; not tipsy.
- Verdant and conceited; presuming through ignorance and conceit; forward; officious. Compare cool.
- Open; not frosty.
- Novel, Recent, etc. See new.
- Untrained, unskilled, raw.
- n. A flood; a stream in overflow; an inundation; a freshet.
- n. Figuratively, a flood or rush of persons.
- n. A spring or brook of fresh water; a small tributary stream.
- n. A stream or current of fresh water running into tide-water.
- n. The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, or the increased current of an ebb-tide caused by a great volume of fresh water flowing into the sea.
- n. Open weather; a day of open weather; a thaw.
- n. A freshman.
- To refresh.
- To grow fresh; freshen.
- Noting a cow that has recently given birth to a calf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. original and of a kind not seen before
- adj. not yet used or soiled
- adj. (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
- adj. not canned or otherwise preserved
- adj. improperly forward or bold
- adv. very recently
- adj. with restored energy
- adj. recently made, produced, or harvested
- adj. free from impurities
- adj. imparting vitality and energy
- adj. not containing or composed of salt water
- adj. not soured or preserved
- adj. having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
Middle English, from Old English fersc, pure, not salty, and from Old French freis (feminine fresche), new, recent, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"), German frisch ("fresh"), French frais ("fresh"), Danish frisk ("fresh"), Icelandic ferskur ("fresh"), Lithuanian prėskas ("unflavoured, tasteless, fresh"), Russian пресный (pr'ésnyj, "sweet, fresh, unleavened, tasteless"). (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. (Wiktionary)