adjective, fresh·er, fresh·est.
- exciting; appealing; great.
- informed; up-to-date.
verb (used with or without object)
- fresco secco,
- frescobaldi, girolamo,
- fresh as a daisy,
- fresh breeze,
- fresh frozen plasma,
- fresh gale,
- fresh out of
Origin of fresh
Examples from the Web for fresh
But she says that getting some fresh air may help you feel better.
Both Rohan and Kalayjian recommend breathing in some fresh air each day.
A waiter brings out some fresh pretzels and homemade pork and wine sausages.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apparently, the Major Case Squad is employed when homicides are fresh, East St. Louis Det. Gilda Johnson told me.
I was lost, fresh back from Vietnam, searching, maybe, for a peril the equivalent of war but aimed in the direction of life.
As fresh water exerts a very deadly influence on the Medus, this seems the most appropriate place for describing its action.
As he spoke the light disappeared, and a fresh one appeared from astern.The Black Bar|George Manville Fenn
The macas, and maize, and a fresh steak from the wild bull, enabled them to make a most excellent supper.The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid
Into a large wide mouthed bottle, put French brandy, and fresh rose leaves, or lemon and orange peel.
I have fresh hopes given me; but I dare not please myself too much with them, lest I should be again disappointed.
Word Origin for fresh
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.)).
In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh
- fresh as a daisy
- fresh out of
- breath of fresh air