What does FRESH mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshadjective

    recently made, produced, or harvested

    "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce"

  2. freshadjective

    (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again

    "a fresh start"; "fresh ideas"

  3. bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonicadjective

    imparting vitality and energy

    "the bracing mountain air"

  4. fresh, new, noveladjective

    original and of a kind not seen before

    "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

  5. freshadjective

    not canned or otherwise preserved

    "fresh vegetables"

  6. fresh, sweetadjective

    not containing or composed of salt water

    "fresh water"

  7. freshadjective

    having recently calved and therefore able to give milk

    "the cow is fresh"

  8. fresh, invigorated, refreshed, reinvigoratedadjective

    with restored energy

  9. fresh, sweet, unfermentedadjective

    not soured or preserved

    "sweet milk"

  10. clean, freshadjective

    free from impurities

    "clean water"; "fresh air"

  11. fresh, unusedadjective

    not yet used or soiled

    "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope"

  12. fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wiseadverb

    improperly forward or bold

    "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"

  13. newly, freshly, fresh, newadverb

    very recently

    "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRESHadjective

    Etymology: fresc, Saxon; fraiche, French.

    I’ll cull the farthest mead for thy repast;
    The choicest herbs I to thy board will bring,
    And draw thy water from the freshest spring. Matthew Prior.

    They keep themselves unmixt with the salt water; so that, a very great way within the sea, men may take up as fresh water as if they were near the land. George Abbot, Desc. of the World.

    This second source of men, while yet but few,
    And while the dread of judgment past remain
    Fresh in their minds, fearing the Deity,
    With some regard to what’s just and right,
    Shall lead their lives. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.

    That love which first was set, will first decay;
    Mine of a fresher date will longer stay. John Dryden, Indian Emp.

    We will revive those times, and in our memories
    Preserve and still keep fresh, like flowers in water. John Denham.

    With such a care
    As roses from their stalks we tear,
    When we would still preserve them new,
    And fresh as on the bush they grew. Edmund Waller.

    Thou sun, said I, fair light!
    And thou enlighten’d earth, so fresh and gay! John Milton, P. L.

    Admidst the spirits Palinurus press’d;
    Yet fresh from life, a new admitted guest. John Dryden, Æn.

    Fresh from the fact, as in the present case,
    The criminals are seiz’d upon the place;
    Stiff in denial, as the law appoints,
    On engines they distend their tortur’d joints. Dryden.

    Nor lies she long; but, as her fates ordain,
    Springs up to life, and fresh to second pain;
    Is sav’d to-day, to-morrow to be slain. Dryden.

    This pope is decrepid, and the bell goeth for him: take order that when he is dead there be chosen a pope of fresh years, between fifty and threescore. Francis Bacon, holy War.

    Two swains,
    Fresh as the morn, and as the season fair. Alexander Pope.

    Tell me,
    Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman,
    Such war of white and red within her cheeks? William Shakespeare.

    It is no rare observation in England to see a fresh coloured lusty young man yoked to a consumptive female, and him soon after attending her to the grave. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    They represent to themselves a thousand poor, tall, innocent, fresh coloured young gentlemen. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    As a fresh gale of wind fills the sails of a ship. William Holder.

  2. Freshnoun

    Water not salt.

    He shall drink nought but brine; for I’ll not shew him
    Where the quick freshes are. William Shakespeare, Tempest.


  1. fresh

    Fresh is a song by the American group Kool & the Gang. Released as a single in 1984 from the album Emergency, the song peaked at #11 on the UK chart, #9 on the U. S. Hot 100 charts, and was number one on both the U. S. R&B and dance charts. The song introduced a new meaning to the word "fresh", meaning "good".


  1. fresh

    Fresh generally refers to something that is new, recently made, picked, or harvested. It implies that the item is in its natural state, without being processed, preserved, or aged. Freshness is often associated with qualities such as being lively, crisp, flavorful, or aromatic. The term is commonly used for various foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and dairy products, but can also be applied to other items such as flowers or news. Freshness can be an important factor in determining quality and can enhance the taste, appearance, and overall experience of a product.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fresh

    possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound

  2. Fresh

    new; original; additional

  3. Fresh

    lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; as, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, meat, fruit, etc.; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; as, a fresh supply of goods; fresh tea, raisins, etc.; lately come or made public; as, fresh news; recently taken from a well or spring; as, fresh water

  4. Fresh

    youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs

  5. Fresh

    in a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship

  6. Fresh

    renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as, fresh for a combat; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk; as, a fresh wind

  7. Fresh

    not salt; as, fresh water, in distinction from that which is from the sea, or brackish; fresh meat, in distinction from that which is pickled or salted

  8. Freshnoun

    a stream or spring of fresh water

  9. Freshnoun

    a flood; a freshet

  10. Freshnoun

    the mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea

  11. Freshverb

    to refresh; to freshen


  1. Fresh

    Fresh is a 1994 crime film written and directed by Boaz Yakin in his film directorial debut, and produced by Lawrence Bender, who was riding the wave of success of Reservoir Dogs. It was scored by Stewart Copeland, a member of The Police. Marketed as a hip hop 'hood film, Fresh went relatively unnoticed by the public, but won critical acclaim. An emotional coming of age story, it offers a realistic glimpse of the dangerous life in New York City's projects during the crack epidemic. "There's shocking resonance to the notion of a grade-school boy who's become a criminal out of sheer pragmatism," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fresh

    fresh, adj. in a state of activity and health: new and strong, not stale or faded: recently produced or obtained: untried: having renewed vigour: healthy, refreshing, invigorating: brisk: (slang) tipsy: not salt.—n. (Shak.) a small stream of fresh water: (Scot.) a thaw, open weather.—adj. Fresh′-blown, newly blown, as a flower.—v.t. Fresh′en, to make fresh: to take the saltness from.—v.i. to grow fresh: to grow brisk or strong.—ns. Fresh′ener; Fresh′et, a pool or stream of fresh water: the sudden overflow of a river from rain or melted snow.—adj. Fresh′ish.—adv. Fresh′ly.—ns. Fresh′man, one in the rudiments of knowledge, esp. a university student in his first year—also Fresh′er; Fresh′manship, Fresh′erdom.—adj. Fresh′-new (Shak.), unpractised, wholly unacquainted; Fresh′wa′ter, of or pertaining to water not salt: accustomed to sail only on fresh water—hence unskilled, raw. [A.S. fersc; cf. Dut. versch, Ger. frisch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fresh

    When applied to the wind, signifies strong, but not violent; hence an increasing gale is said to freshen. (See FORCE.) Also used for sweet; as, fresh water. Also, bordering on intoxication; excited with drinking. Also, an overflowing or flood from rivers and torrents after heavy rains or the melting of mountain snows. Also, an increase of the stream in a river. Also, the stream of a river as it flows into the sea. The fresh sometimes extends out to sea for several miles, as off Surinam, and many other large rivers.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FRESH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fresh is ranked #35912 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fresh surname appeared 625 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fresh.

    82.8% or 518 total occurrences were White.
    12.4% or 78 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRESH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1527

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRESH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2106

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FRESH' in Adjectives Frequency: #175

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRESH in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRESH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of FRESH in a Sentence

  1. Tanya Altmann:

    I think there is good research that shows that nutrition is critical for a child's brain and for concentration and learning at school. So whether breakfast is provided at home or at school, as a pediatrician, I do see a difference in kids that get good nutrition in the morning, such as protein, fresh fruit and enough calories, and how they function during the day at school, while adults may be able to focus and concentrate better with poorer nutrition, with kids, they cannot necessarily control that, and they might be more distracted and less able to sit and learn if their basic needs such as sleep and nutrition aren't getting met.

  2. Michael Krondl:

    I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much with donuts, but always make sure it’s really fresh.

  3. Teleo Intelligence analyst Antonio Barroso:

    There is a lot of potential for the parliament to become a political circus, but I think by bringing in fresh blood you will actually increase the quality of the debate.

  4. Jerry Seinfeld:

    I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push, that was fresh.

  5. Van Wingerden:

    The amount of arable land is decreasing and the world population is growing so how can we produce enough healthy food in the future?, seventy percent of the world is water so why not use the water to produce fresh healthy food near to the consumers?

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    the act of making something completely wet
    A profaneness
    B hypostatization
    C brashness
    D sousing

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