fresh

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adjective, fresh·er, fresh·est.
  1. newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  2. recently arrived; just come: fresh from school.
  3. new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences.
  4. additional or further: fresh supplies.
  5. not salty, as water.
  6. retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled: Is the milk still fresh?
  7. not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.: fresh vegetables.
  8. not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous: She was still fresh after that long walk.
  9. not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.: fresh paint; a fresh appearance.
  10. looking youthful and healthy: a fresh beauty that we all admired.
  11. pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.
  12. denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.
  13. Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.
  14. inexperienced; green; callow: Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.
  15. Informal. forward or presumptuous.
  16. (of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
  17. Slang.
    1. exciting; appealing; great.
    2. informed; up-to-date.
noun
  1. the fresh part or time.
  2. a freshet.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become fresh.
adverb
  1. newly; recently; just now: He is fresh out of ideas. The eggs are fresh laid.

Origin of fresh

before 900; Middle English; Old English fersc; cognate with Old Frisian fersk, Old High German frisc (German frisch), Old Norse ferskr
Related formsfresh·ly, adverbfresh·ness, noun

Synonyms for fresh

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1. recent. See new. 11. invigorating, sweet, unadulterated. 14. artless, untrained, raw, uncultivated, unskilled.

Antonyms for fresh

1. old. 14. skilled.
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Examples from the Web for freshest

Contemporary Examples of freshest

  • So we tried to think of the freshest, healthiest, brightest, cleanest restaurant we knew.

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    Finding Food Heaven on the Cali Coast

    Jane & Michael Stern

    August 17, 2014

  • It is the freshest evidence that hyperpartisan super-PAC slush funds are now a core part of the permanent campaign.

  • In it, the writer, Joan Juliet Buck, called Mrs. Assad “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.”

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    The Well-Dressed Mrs. Assad

    David Frum

    June 11, 2012

  • The markets are filled with the freshest and most incredible ingredients, and the cuisine is generally simple yet satisfying.

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    Fresh Picks

    Melissa Perello

    May 12, 2011

  • One of the youngest and freshest culinary talents tells us what he's loving right now.

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    Fresh Picks

    Sam Talbot

    March 22, 2011

Historical Examples of freshest

  • It was a breezy June afternoon, with the young summer at its freshest and lustiest.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • It was the freshest and cleanest world he had ever seen and she was one with it.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • On the contrary, even the freshest faces wore an expression of austerity.

    Balthasar

    Anatole France

  • The toilets were the freshest and the manners most well-bred in Paris.

    The False Chevalier

    William Douw Lighthall

  • There were cheeses too, and pots of cream—one and all of the best and freshest.

    Hunter's Marjory

    Margaret Bruce Clarke


British Dictionary definitions for freshest

fresh

adjective
  1. not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etcfresh bread; fresh strawberries
  2. newly acquired, created, found, etcfresh publications
  3. novel; originala fresh outlook
  4. latest; most recentfresh developments
  5. further; additional; morefresh supplies
  6. not canned, frozen, or otherwise preservedfresh fruit
  7. (of water) not salt
  8. bright or cleara fresh morning
  9. chilly or invigoratinga fresh breeze
  10. not tired; alert; refreshed
  11. not worn or fadedfresh colours
  12. having a healthy or ruddy appearance
  13. newly or just arrived; straightfresh from the presses
  14. youthful or inexperienced
  15. mainly US designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth
  16. informal presumptuous or disrespectful; forward
  17. Northern English dialect partially intoxicated; tipsy
noun
  1. the fresh part or time of something
  2. another name for freshet
verb
  1. obsolete to make or become fresh; freshen
adverb
  1. in a fresh manner; freshly
  2. fresh out of informal having just run out of supplies of
Derived Formsfreshly, adverbfreshness, noun

Word Origin for fresh

Old English fersc fresh, unsalted; related to Old High German frisc, Old French freis, Old Norse ferskr
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Word Origin and History for freshest

fresh

adj.1

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.

fresh

adj.2

"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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with freshest

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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