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adjective,fresh·er, fresh·est.
  1. newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.

  2. recently arrived; just come: fresh from school.

  1. new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to uncover fresh facts;to seek fresh experiences.

  2. additional or further: fresh supplies.

  3. not salty, as water.

  4. retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled: Is the milk still fresh?

  5. not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.: fresh vegetables.

  6. not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous: She was still fresh after that long walk.

  7. not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.: fresh paint;a fresh appearance.

  8. looking youthful and healthy: a fresh beauty that we all admired.

  9. pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.

  10. denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.

  11. Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.

  12. inexperienced; green; callow: Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.

  13. Informal. forward or presumptuous.

  14. (of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.

  15. Slang.

  1. the fresh part or time.

  2. a freshet.

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become fresh.

  1. newly; recently; just now: He is fresh out of ideas.The eggs are fresh laid.

Origin of fresh

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English fersc; cognate with Old Frisian fersk,Old High German frisc (German frisch), Old Norse ferskr

synonym study For fresh

1. See new.

Other words for fresh

Opposites for fresh

Other words from fresh

  • freshly, adverb
  • freshness, noun

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How to use fresh in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fresh


/ (frɛʃ) /

  1. not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etc: fresh bread; fresh strawberries

  2. newly acquired, created, found, etc: fresh publications

  1. novel; original: a fresh outlook

  2. latest; most recent: fresh developments

  3. further; additional; more: fresh supplies

  4. not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved: fresh fruit

  5. (of water) not salt

  6. bright or clear: a fresh morning

  7. chilly or invigorating: a fresh breeze

  8. not tired; alert; refreshed

  9. not worn or faded: fresh colours

  10. having a healthy or ruddy appearance

  11. newly or just arrived; straight: fresh from the presses

  12. youthful or inexperienced

  13. mainly US designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth

  14. informal presumptuous or disrespectful; forward

  15. Northern English dialect partially intoxicated; tipsy

  1. the fresh part or time of something

  2. another name for freshet

  1. obsolete to make or become fresh; freshen

  1. in a fresh manner; freshly

  2. fresh out of informal having just run out of supplies of

Origin of fresh

Old English fersc fresh, unsalted; related to Old High German frisc, Old French freis, Old Norse ferskr

Derived forms of fresh

  • freshly, adverb
  • freshness, noun

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Other Idioms and Phrases with fresh


In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh

  • fresh as a daisy
  • fresh out of

also see:

  • breath of fresh air

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