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
Examples from the Web for freshes
Historical Examples of freshes
The "Freshes" of the Delaware were the low-lying meadows along the river.William Penn
Rupert S. Holland
Thence it is that at this time of the year the freshes of the rivers, like that of the Broadruck, stink of fish.The History of Virginia, in Four Parts
Thence it is that at this time of the year, the freshes of the rivers, like that of the Broadruck, stink of fish.The Bounty of the Chesapeake
It iz for this reezon that freshes in rivers hav becume larger, more frequent, sudden and destructiv, than they were formerly.A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings
During the rainy season it would be dangerous to expose a vessel to the strength of the freshes in this river.Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia
Phillip Parker King
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