- 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 freshest
So we tried to think of the freshest, healthiest, brightest, cleanest restaurant we knew.Finding Food Heaven on the Cali Coast
Jane & Michael Stern
August 17, 2014
It is the freshest evidence that hyperpartisan super-PAC slush funds are now a core part of the permanent campaign.With Benghazi Video, Karl Rove Kicks Off 2016 With Hillary Clinton Hit
May 13, 2013
In it, the writer, Joan Juliet Buck, called Mrs. Assad “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.”The Well-Dressed Mrs. Assad
June 11, 2012
The markets are filled with the freshest and most incredible ingredients, and the cuisine is generally simple yet satisfying.Fresh Picks
May 12, 2011
One of the youngest and freshest culinary talents tells us what he's loving right now.Fresh Picks
March 22, 2011
It was a breezy June afternoon, with the young summer at its freshest and lustiest.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was the freshest and cleanest world he had ever seen and she was one with it.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
On the contrary, even the freshest faces wore an expression of austerity.Balthasar
The toilets were the freshest and the manners most well-bred in Paris.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
There were cheeses too, and pots of cream—one and all of the best and freshest.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
- 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 freshest
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.)).