- newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
- recently arrived; just come: fresh from school.
- new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences.
- additional or further: fresh supplies.
- not salty, as water.
- retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled: Is the milk still fresh?
- not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.: fresh vegetables.
- not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous: She was still fresh after that long walk.
- not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.: fresh paint; a fresh appearance.
- looking youthful and healthy: a fresh beauty that we all admired.
- pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.
- denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.
- Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.
- inexperienced; green; callow: Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.
- Informal. forward or presumptuous.
- (of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
- exciting; appealing; great.
- informed; up-to-date.
- the fresh part or time.
- a freshet.
- to make or become fresh.
- newly; recently; just now: He is fresh out of ideas. The eggs are fresh laid.
Origin of fresh
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Examples from the Web for freshes
The "Freshes" of the Delaware were the low-lying meadows along the river.William Penn
Rupert S. Holland
Thence it is that at this time of the year the freshes of the rivers, like that of the Broadruck, stink of fish.The History of Virginia, in Four Parts</p>
Thence it is that at this time of the year, the freshes of the rivers, like that of the Broadruck, stink of fish.The Bounty of the Chesapeake</p>
It iz for this reezon that freshes in rivers hav becume larger, more frequent, sudden and destructiv, than they were formerly.A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings</p>
During the rainy season it would be dangerous to expose a vessel to the strength of the freshes in this river.Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia
Phillip Parker King
- not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etcfresh bread; fresh strawberries
- newly acquired, created, found, etcfresh publications
- novel; originala fresh outlook
- latest; most recentfresh developments
- further; additional; morefresh supplies
- not canned, frozen, or otherwise preservedfresh fruit
- (of water) not salt
- bright or cleara fresh morning
- chilly or invigoratinga fresh breeze
- not tired; alert; refreshed
- not worn or fadedfresh colours
- having a healthy or ruddy appearance
- newly or just arrived; straightfresh from the presses
- youthful or inexperienced
- mainly US designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth
- informal presumptuous or disrespectful; forward
- Northern English dialect partially intoxicated; tipsy
- the fresh part or time of something
- another name for freshet
- obsolete to make or become fresh; freshen
- in a fresh manner; freshly
- fresh out of informal having just run out of supplies of
Word Origin and History for freshes
late 13c. "unsalted, pure, sweet, eager," metathesis of Old English fersc "unsalted," from West Germanic *friskaz (cf. Old Frisian fersk, Middle Dutch versch, Dutch vers, Old High German frisc, German frisch "fresh").
Probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic presinu "fresh," Lithuanian preskas "sweet." The metathesis, and the expanded Middle English senses of "new, pure, eager" are probably by influence of (or in some instances, from) Old French fres (fem. fresche), from Proto-Germanic *frisko-, and thus related to the English word. The Germanic root also is the source of Italian and Spanish fresco. Related: Freshly; freshness.
"impudent, presumptuous," 1848, U.S. slang, probably from German frech "insolent, cheeky," from Old High German freh "covetous," related to Old English frec "greedy, bold" (see freak (n.)).