Definitions for: Fresh


[adv] very recently; "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes"
[adj] improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
[adj] not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope"
[adj] not stale or old; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"
[adj] not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables"
[adj] not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water"
[adj] imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
[adj] (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; "a fresh start"; "fresh ideas"
[adj] of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
[adj] free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
[adj] having recently calved and therefore able to give milk; "the cow is fresh"
[adj] not soured or preserved; "sweet milk"
[adj] with restored energy



Webster (1913) Definition: Fresh, a. [Compar. Fresher; superl. Freshest.] [OE.
fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc,
Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr?skr frisky, brisk,
ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske,
fresche, F. frais, fem. fra?che, which are of German origin.
Cf. Fraischeur, Fresco, Frisk.]
1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong;
unimpaired; sound.

2. New; original; additional. ``Fear of fresh mistakes.''
--Sir W. Scott.

A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the
limbs. --Landor.

3. Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not
stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or
tainted; in good condition; as, fresh vegetables, flowers,
eggs, meat, fruit, etc.; recently made or obtained;
occurring again; repeated; as, a fresh supply of goods;
fresh tea, raisins, etc.; lately come or made public; as,
fresh news; recently taken from a well or spring; as,
fresh water.

4. Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs. --Shak.

5. In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated;
uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship.

6. Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as,
fresh for a combat; hence, tending to renew in vigor;
rather strong; cool or brisk; as, a fresh wind.

7. Not salt; as, fresh water, in distinction from that which
is from the sea, or brackish; fresh meat, in distinction
from that which is pickled or salted.

Fresh breeze (Naut.), a breeze between a moderate and a
strong breeze; one blowinq about twenty miles an hour.

Fresh gale, a gale blowing about forty-five miles an hour.


Fresh way (Naut.), increased speed.

Syn: Sound; unimpaired; recent; unfaded: ruddy; florid;
sweet; good: inexperienced; unpracticed: unused; lively;
vigorous; strong.


Fresh, n.; pl. Freshes.
1. A stream or spring of fresh water.

He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show
him Where the quick freshes are. --Shak.

2. A flood; a freshet. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

3. 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. --Beverly.


Fresh, v. t.
To refresh; to freshen. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.

Synonyms: bracing, brisk, caller, clean, crisp, crunchy, energising, energizing, firm, forward, fresh-cut, freshly, freshwater, good, hot, impertinent, impudent, invigorated, invigorating, lactating, new, newly, new-made, novel, original, overbold, pure, recently, refreshed, refreshful, refreshing, reinvigorated, rested, sassy, saucy, smart, strong, sweet, tonic, uncured, unprocessed, unsalty, unsoured, unspoiled, unspoilt, unused, warm, wet

Antonyms: preserved, salt, stale

See Also: new

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