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 freshnessvigor, originality, inventiveness, novelty, brightness, shine, cleanness, inexperience, rawness, dew, youth, sparkle, greenness, innovativeness, glow, bloom, clearness, viridity, callowness
Examples from the Web for freshness
Contemporary Examples of freshness
He ferments his ciders using indigenous yeasts, and his ciders maintain a purity and freshness unique in the cider category.Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good
July 19, 2014
The emphasis on freshness and simplicity laid forth by the governmental guidelines is in line with his cooking ethos.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans
June 25, 2014
The first thing you notice upon meeting Gershon is her freshness.Gina Gershon on Being Donatella Versace, ‘Showgirls,’ and Bill Clinton Rumors
October 4, 2013
Produce is a product that will spoil – unlike many other U.S. exports – so freshness is always a concern.Chinese Consumers Are Buying Cherries Directly From American Farmers
August 17, 2013
“What I was impressed by was the freshness of foods and the imaginativeness of them,” she says.The Obamas Celebrate Young Chefs at a State Dinner
August 19, 2012
Historical Examples of freshness
Their freshness soon withered, on account of the shallowness of the earth.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He was captivated by her freshness and beauty, her demureness, her ignorance of all things vicious.Within the Law
The odor given off by the chicken is also an indication of freshness.
However, too much attention cannot be paid to its freshness.
How she hated her, with her youth and freshness, her wide eyes, her soft red lips!K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
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