Definitions for: Freshman


[n] a first-year undergraduate
[n] any new participant in some activity
[adj] used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college); "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fresh"man, n.; pl. Freshmen.
novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a
student during his fist year in a college or university.

He drank his glass and cracked his joke, And freshmen
wondered as he spoke. --Goldsmith.

Freshman class, the lowest of the four classes in an
American college. [ U. S.]

Synonyms: entrant, first, first-year, fledgeling, fledgling, fresher, neophyte, newcomer, starter

See Also: beginner, enlistee, initiate, lowerclassman, novice, recruit, tiro, tyro, underclassman

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