What does freshman mean?

Definitions for freshman
ˈfrɛʃ mənfresh·man

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word freshman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshman, freshernoun

    a first-year undergraduate

  2. newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantadjective

    any new participant in some activity

  3. freshman, first-yearadjective

    used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)

    "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college"


  1. freshmannoun

    A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.

  2. freshmannoun

    A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.

    At the time I was a wide-eyed freshman, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical.


  1. Freshman

    A freshman, fresher, first year, or frosh, is a person in the first year at an educational institution, usually a secondary school or at the college and university level, but also in other forms of post-secondary educational institutions.


  1. freshman

    A freshman is a term often used in educational institutions, referring to a student in their first year of high school, college, or university. The term can also be used to refer to a beginner or novice in any field or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freshmannoun

    novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his fist year in a college or university


  1. Freshman

    A freshman or fresher is a first-year student in secondary school, high school, college or university. The term first year can also be used as a noun, to describe the students themselves or others.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Freshman

    An undergraduate in his first year at a university.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Freshman is ranked #79338 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Freshman surname appeared 240 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Freshman.

    94.5% or 227 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freshman in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freshman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of freshman in a Sentence

  1. Sue Bird:

    Now, we've got a couple of years to see it unfold. We have many more big moments in this young woman's career, which I expect she will live up to. her freshman year is so unlike anybody else's freshman year.

  2. The Blonde Jon:

    Tell me why my freshman year at Paloma was probably the most memorable year out of all them because everyone was actually excited to go to football games and go all out for spirt weeks and all that.

  3. Breanna Stewart:

    What she's done this year, in such a year of unknown, is actually ridiculous, she doesn't look like a freshman, that's for sure. Even when I look back on my freshman year, I had moments where it was like, 'Stewie is a freshman.' Paige has the confidence in leading her team as a freshman, which is crazy in itself.

  4. Lori Osterberg:

    She had her ups and downs freshman year, she missed her dog. She missed her friends. She missed us.

  5. James Roche:

    Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year. We talked at night as freshman roommates do, and I would see him as he returned from nights out with his friends. It is from this experience that I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of Cuomo Prime Time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.

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