Origin of fresher
- 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 fresher
I needed to jump out of the show, into this, and back into that; it helped both things be fresher.Patricia Arquette Uncut: Drunken Mischief with Johnny Depp, ‘True Romance’ Crush, and ‘Boyhood’
July 16, 2014
Here are five expert-approved tactics that are guaranteed to make you feel like a better, fresher version of yourself.5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren’t Juice Cleanses)
February 20, 2014
Presumably a fresher poll conducted entirely post-deal will yield somewhat better numbers.On Syria, the Public, Process, and Results
September 17, 2013
Just what was "younger and fresher" about the Germans is unclear.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?
June 9, 2013
They make her face appear only fresher, her smile only brighter.Anne Smedinghoff, the Hero Diplomat We Lost in Afghanistan
April 9, 2013
Gray Peter had been fresher than Sally at the end of the run of the day before.Way of the Lawless
The fresher they are the longer time they will require for boiling.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
If it had happened yesterday, the thing could not be fresher in their memories.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
For the purpose of mounting, fishes and reptiles must be fresh, and the fresher the better.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
This time I was a little in advance, as my horse was fresher, and took it first.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- a first-year student at college or university
- 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 fresher
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.)).
Idioms and Phrases with fresher
In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh
- fresh as a daisy
- fresh out of
- breath of fresh air