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 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.
Informal. forward or presumptuous.
(of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
the fresh part or time.
to make or become fresh.
- freshly, adverb
- freshness, noun
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How to use fresh in a sentence
In Austria, the fresh vintage is celebrated at heurigen, small taverns operated by wineries, especially around the capital, Vienna.We deserve ‘nouveau’ wine in 2020 — a vintage meant to be fun and drunk right away | Dave McIntyre | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Like many other members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts can be eaten raw, shredded and dressed or marinated, especially when very fresh.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable | Daniela Galarza | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
I favor thermoses of steaming gumbo and green chile stew with fresh-baked bread torn apart like King Henry.
Jones’s take is a fresh and enticing tale — and features a memorable foe.Best science fiction, fantasy and horror books of 2020 | Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
He tackles topics related to society, education, music, politics, sports and more, offering fresh perspectives that challenge people’s assumptions about current events and history.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We believe in fanatical freshness and only serve daily hand-cut fruit,” company literature notes.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation | Daniel Gross | July 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was all breeze and freshness, and the sunlight struck picturesquely aslant the hill-sides.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Frulein Fichtner is more in the bravura than in the sentimental line, and she has a certain breadth, grasp, and freshness.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
She had the same clear coloring as her cousin, and now this freshness deserted her cheeks, and her pretty face became quite pale.Dope | Sax Rohmer
He came and sat closer to Isabel, wondering if she felt as young as he did in the wonderful freshness and beauty of the dawn.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
And yet he heard songs that sounded like a caress and his whole being was permeated by a sense of delicious freshness.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for fresh
not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etc: fresh bread; fresh strawberries
newly acquired, created, found, etc: fresh publications
novel; original: a fresh outlook
latest; most recent: fresh developments
further; additional; more: fresh supplies
not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved: fresh fruit
(of water) not salt
bright or clear: a fresh morning
chilly or invigorating: a fresh breeze
not tired; alert; refreshed
not worn or faded: fresh colours
having a healthy or ruddy appearance
newly or just arrived; straight: fresh 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
- freshly, adverb
- freshness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with fresh
In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh
- fresh as a daisy
- fresh out of
- breath of fresh air
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