adjective, fresh·er, fresh·est.
- exciting; appealing; great.
- informed; up-to-date.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of fresh
Synonyms for fresh
Antonyms for fresh
Related Words for freshdifferent, crisp, unusual, late, raw, hot, green, natural, original, recent, further, new, renewed, extra, vivid, colorful, pure, sweet, clear, stiff
Examples from the Web for fresh
Contemporary Examples of fresh
But she says that getting some fresh air may help you feel better.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
Both Rohan and Kalayjian recommend breathing in some fresh air each day.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
December 5, 2014
A waiter brings out some fresh pretzels and homemade pork and wine sausages.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Apparently, the Major Case Squad is employed when homicides are fresh, East St. Louis Det. Gilda Johnson told me.The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis
November 26, 2014
I was lost, fresh back from Vietnam, searching, maybe, for a peril the equivalent of war but aimed in the direction of life.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Historical Examples of fresh
The West and the East were met in conflict,—the old and the new, the stale and the fresh.
And yet there ought to be so much to do here; it's all so fresh and roomy and jolly.
"I think I will," said the superintendent, helping himself to a fresh slice of toast.Brave and Bold
That's where our big West is, over that way—isn't it fresh and green and beautiful?
Whenever he was fresh and full of spirits, he had enough to overflow upon her and every one.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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