Definitions

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  • adj. Flourishing, thriving
  • adj. Vigorous
  • adj. Fresh
  • adj. Alternative form of fremd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Flourishing; thriving; fresh; in good condition; vigorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flourishing.

Etymologies

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From Middle English frym, from Old English freme ("vigorous, flourishing"), a secondary form of Old English fram ("strenuous, active, bold, strong"), from Proto-Germanic *framaz, *framiz (“forward, protruding”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forth”). Cognate with German fromm ("strong, brave"), Old English framian ("to avail, profit"). More at frame.

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Dialectal variant of fremd.

Examples

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  • From OED:

    Obs. a. Vigorous, flourishing; after OE. only in physical sense (or fig. of this), luxuriant in growth, plump, full-fleshed. b. Abundant in sap, juicy, full of moisture; rarely in unfavourable sense. Also of sap: Abundant, rich. c. Easily melting, soluble, fusible.

    June 8, 2009