adjective \ˈfresh\

: newly produced, made, gathered, etc. : not preserved by being frozen, canned, etc.

: not old, spoiled, etc.

: clean and pure

Full Definition of FRESH

a :  having its original qualities unimpaired: as (1) :  full of or renewed in vigor :  refreshed <rose fresh from a good night's sleep> (2) :  not stale, sour, or decayed <fresh bread> (3) :  not faded <lessons fresh in her memory> (4) :  not worn or rumpled <a fresh white shirt>
b :  not altered by processing <fresh vegetables>
a :  not salt
b (1) :  free from taint :  pure <fresh air>
(2) of wind :  moderately strong
a (1) :  experienced, made, or received newly or anew (2) :  additional, another <a fresh start>
b :  original, vivid <a fresh portrayal>
c :  lacking experience :  raw
d :  just come or arrived <fresh from school>
e :  having the milk flow recently established <a fresh cow>
[probably by folk etymology from German frech] :  disposed to take liberties :  impudent <don't get fresh with me>
slang :  fashionable, cool
fresh·ly adverb
fresh·ness noun

Examples of FRESH

  1. You can use either fresh or dried basil for this recipe.
  2. The meat was kept fresh in the refrigerator.
  3. a bouquet of fresh flowers
  4. He changed into a fresh shirt.
  5. She brought a fresh change of clothes.
  6. She rose fresh from a good night's sleep.

Origin of FRESH

Middle English, from Anglo-French fresch, freis, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German frisc fresh; akin to Old English fersc fresh
First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of FRESH

new, novel, original, fresh mean having recently come into existence or use. new may apply to what is freshly made and unused <new brick> or has not been known before <new designs> or not experienced before <starts the new job>. novel applies to what is not only new but strange or unprecedented <a novel approach to the problem>. original applies to what is the first of its kind to exist <a man without one original idea>. fresh applies to what has not lost its qualities of newness such as liveliness, energy, brightness <a fresh start>.

Rhymes with FRESH



: just recently

Full Definition of FRESH

:  just recently :  newly <we're fresh out of eggs>

Examples of FRESH

  1. This bread was baked fresh.

First Known Use of FRESH

14th century



Definition of FRESH

:  an increased flow or rush (as of water) :  freshet
archaic :  a stream, spring, or pool of freshwater

First Known Use of FRESH

FRESHLY Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈfresh\

Definition of FRESH for Kids

:  not salt <fresh water>
:  pure 1, brisk <fresh air> <a fresh breeze>
:  not frozen, canned, or pickled <fresh vegetables>
:  not stale, sour, or spoiled <fresh bread>
:  not dirty or rumpled <a fresh shirt>
:  1new 4 <Let's make a fresh start.>
:  newly made or received <a fresh wound> <fresh news>
:  rude and disrespectful <fresh talk>
fresh·ly adverb
fresh·ness noun


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