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

    "F.R.E.S.H." was the second single released from Scribe's second studio solo album, Rhyme Book. It was released on 8 September 2007."F.R.E.S.H." stands for "Forever Rhyming Eternally Saving Hip hop".

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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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. Heriberto Hernandez:

    It's a 20 percent (tariff) on legs and shoulders, fresh and frozen ... with bones and without bones.

  2. Eurasia Group:

    The government needs to invest about $15 billion per year to maintain current production (2.4 million bpd), and mounting problems will probably lead to a decline of 100,000-150,000 bpd this year, barring a meaningful recovery in oil prices or fresh loans from China in the second half of the year, scarce foreign exchange will probably force the state to default later this year, most likely in the fourth quarter.

  3. Apeel CEO James Roger:

    As we start to approach four-time extension for fresh produce, we can completely flip on its head this idea that we need cold chain storage in order to get fresh produce from where it's grown to where it's going to be eaten.

  4. Cam Weber:

    This new independent platform will bring fresh opportunity -- to innovate, create and evolve, eA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more... but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year.

  5. Dieter Waizenegger:

    We believe it is critical for McDonald's to have strong, independent board leadership. Fresh eyes are essential.

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