adjective, fresh·er, fresh·est.
- exciting; appealing; great.
- informed; up-to-date.
verb (used with or without object)
- fresco secco,
- frescobaldi, girolamo,
- fresh as a daisy,
- fresh breeze,
- fresh frozen plasma,
- fresh gale,
- fresh out of
Origin of fresh
Examples from the Web for freshness
He ferments his ciders using indigenous yeasts, and his ciders maintain a purity and freshness unique in the cider category.
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|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first thing you notice upon meeting Gershon is her freshness.Gina Gershon on Being Donatella Versace, ‘Showgirls,’ and Bill Clinton Rumors|Marlow Stern|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Kelsey Meany|August 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“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|Miranda Green|August 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the freshness is still there, the dew washes the colours before dawn.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
They will never see again the freshness and life of the morning.
Perhaps I want to keep the freshness of them for someone in New York, eh?Polly's Business Venture|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Brantme saw her when she had come to sixty-two, and was struck by her freshness, "sans se farder," as of thirty.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
Try the freshness of eggs by putting them into cold water; those that sink the soonest are the freshest.My Pet Recipes, Tried and True|Various
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