fresh Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
- fresh bread
- a fresh scent
- fresh lettuce
adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
- a fresh start
- fresh ideas
adjective satellite imparting vitality and energy
refreshful; tonic; refreshing; brisk; bracing.
- the bracing mountain air
adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
- the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem
adjective not canned or otherwise preserved
- fresh vegetables
adjective not containing or composed of salt water
- fresh water
adjective satellite having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
- the cow is fresh
adjective satellite with restored energy
refreshed; reinvigorated; invigorated.
adjective satellite not soured or preserved
- sweet milk
adjective satellite free from impurities
- clean water
- fresh air
adjective satellite not yet used or soiled
- a fresh shirt
- a fresh sheet of paper
- an unused envelope
adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; sassy; smart.
- don't be fresh with me
- impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
- an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
- Don't get wise with me!
adverb very recently
newly; freshly; new.
- 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
Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.
New; original; additional."Fear of fresh mistakes." Sir W. Scott.
A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the limbs. Landor.
Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; as,; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; freshvegetables, flowers, eggs, meat, fruit, etc. as, a; lately come or made public; freshsupply of goods; freshtea, raisins, etc. as,; recently taken from a well or spring; freshnews as,. freshwater
Youthful; florid;Shak. as, these. freshnymphs
In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a. freshhand on a ship
Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as,; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk; freshfor a combat as, a. freshwind
Not salt; as, freshwater, in distinction from that which is from the sea, or brackish; freshmeat, in distinction from that which is pickled or salted. Syn. -- Sound; unimpaired; recent; unfaded: ruddy; florid; sweet; good: inexperienced; unpracticed: unused; lively; vigorous; strong.
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.
A flood; a freshet.Prov. Eng. Halliwell.
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 transitive verb
To refresh; to freshen.Obs. Rom. of R.
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