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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FRESH, a. [Eng. rush, which gives the radical sense, though it may not be the same word.]
1. Moving with celerity; brisk; strong; somewhat vehement; as a fresh breeze; fresh wind; the primary sense.
2. Having the color and appearance of young thrifty plants; lively; not impaired or faded; as when we say, the fields look fresh and green.
3. Having the appearance of a healthy youth; florid; ruddy; as a fresh-colored young man.
4. New; recently grown; as fresh vegetables.
5. New; recently made or obtained. We have a fresh supply of goods from the manufactory, or from India; fresh tea; fresh raisins.
6. Not impaired by time; not forgotten or obliterated. The story is fresh in my mind; the ideas are fresh in my recollection.
7. Not salt; as fresh water; fresh meat.
8. Recently from the well or spring; pure and cool; not warm or vapid. Bring a glass of fresh water.
9. In a state like that of recent growth or recentness; as, to preserve flowers and fruit fresh.
Fresh as April, sweet as May.
10. Repaired from loss or diminution; having new vigor. He rose fresh for the combat.
11. New; that has lately come or arrived; as fresh news; fresh dispatches.
12. Sweet; in a good state; not stale.
13. Unpracticed; unused; not before employed; as a fresh hand on board of a ship.
14. Moderately rapid; as, the ship makes fresh way.
FRESH, n. A freshet.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce" [ant: stale]
2: (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; "a fresh start"; "fresh ideas"
3: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air" [syn: bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic]
4: original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: fresh, new, novel]
5: not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables" [ant: preserved]
6: not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water" [syn: fresh, sweet] [ant: salty]
7: having recently calved and therefore able to give milk; "the cow is fresh"
8: with restored energy [syn: fresh, invigorated, refreshed, reinvigorated]
9: not soured or preserved; "sweet milk" [syn: fresh, sweet, unfermented]
10: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air" [syn: clean, fresh]
11: not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope" [syn: fresh, unused]
12: 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!" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise] adv
1: 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" [syn: newly, freshly, fresh, new]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French fresch, freis, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German frisc fresh; akin to Old English fersc fresh Date: 13th century 1. a. having its original qualities unimpaired: as (1) full of or renewed in vigor ; refreshed <rose fresh from a good night's sleep> (2) not stale, sour, or decayed <fresh bread> (3) not faded <the lessons remain fresh in her memory> (4) not worn or rumpled <a fresh white shirt> b. not altered by processing <fresh vegetables> 2. a. not salt b. (1) free from taint ; pure <fresh air> (2) of wind moderately strong 3. a. (1) experienced, made, or received newly or anew <form fresh friendships> (2) additional, another <a fresh start> b. original, vivid <a fresh portrayal> c. lacking experience ; raw d. newly or just come or arrived <fresh from school> e. having the milk flow recently established <a fresh cow> 4. [probably by folk etymology from German frech] disposed to take liberties ; impudent <don't get fresh with me> 5. slang fashionable, cool Synonyms: see new freshly adverb freshness noun II. adverb Date: 14th century just recently ; newly <we're fresh out of eggs> <fresh caught fish> III. noun Date: 1538 1. an increased flow or rush (as of water) ; freshet 2. archaic a stream, spring, or pool of freshwater

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj., adv., & n. --adj. 1 newly made or obtained (fresh sandwiches). 2 a other, different; not previously known or used (start a fresh page; we need fresh ideas). b additional (fresh supplies). 3 (foll. by from) lately arrived from (a specified place or situation). 4 not stale or musty or faded (fresh flowers; fresh memories). 5 (of food) not preserved by salting, tinning, freezing, etc. 6 not salty (fresh water). 7 a pure, untainted, refreshing, invigorating (fresh air). b bright and pure in colour (a fresh complexion). 8 (of the wind) brisk; of fair strength. 9 alert, vigorous, fit (never felt fresher). 10 colloq. a cheeky, presumptuous. b amorously impudent. 11 young and inexperienced. --adv. newly, recently (esp. in comb. : fresh-baked; fresh-cut). --n. the fresh part of the day, year, etc. (in the fresh of the morning). Derivatives: freshly adv. freshness n. Etymology: ME f. OF freis fresche ult. f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fresh Fresh, a. [Compar. Fresher; superl. Freshest.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr?skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske, fresche, F. frais, fem. fra?che, which are of German origin. Cf. Fraischeur, Fresco, Frisk.] 1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound. 2. New; original; additional. ``Fear of fresh mistakes.'' --Sir W. Scott. A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the limbs. --Landor. 3. 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. Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs. --Shak. 5. In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship. 6. 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. 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. Fresh breeze (Naut.), a breeze between a moderate and a strong breeze; one blowinq about twenty miles an hour. Fresh gale, a gale blowing about forty-five miles an hour. Fresh way (Naut.), increased speed. Syn: Sound; unimpaired; recent; unfaded: ruddy; florid; sweet; good: inexperienced; unpracticed: unused; lively; vigorous; strong.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fresh Fresh, n.; pl. Freshes. 1. A stream or spring of fresh water. He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show him Where the quick freshes are. --Shak. 2. A flood; a freshet. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. 3. 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. --Beverly.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fresh Fresh, v. t. To refresh; to freshen. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fresher, freshest) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A fresh thing or amount replaces or is added to a previous thing or amount. He asked Strathclyde police, which carried out the original investigation, to make fresh inquiries... I need a new challenge and a fresh start somewhere else. = new ADJ: ADJ n 2. Something that is fresh has been done, made, or experienced recently. There were no fresh car tracks or footprints in the snow... With the memory of the bombing fresh in her mind, Eleanor became increasingly agitated. ADJ 3. Fresh food has been picked or produced recently, and has not been preserved, for example by being frozen or put in a tin. ...locally caught fresh fish. ...fresh fruit. ADJ 4. If you describe something as fresh, you like it because it is new and exciting. These designers are full of fresh ideas. ...a fresh image. = original ADJ 5. If you describe something as fresh, you mean that it is pleasant, bright, and clean in appearance. Gingham fabrics always look fresh and pretty. ADJ 6. If something smells, tastes, or feels fresh, it is clean or cool. The air was fresh and for a moment she felt revived. ADJ: usu ADJ n 7. Fresh water is water that is not salty, for example the water from rivers or lakes. ADJ 8. If you say that the weather is fresh, you mean that it is fairly cold and windy. It was a fine, fresh summer morning... Outside the breeze was fresh and from the north. ADJ 9. If you feel fresh, you feel full of energy and enthusiasm. It's vital we are as fresh as possible for those matches... ADJ: usu v-link ADJ 10. Fresh paint is not yet dry. (AM; in BRIT, use wet) ADJ 11. If you are fresh from a particular place or experience, you have just come from that place or you have just had that experience. You can also say that someone is fresh out of a place. I returned to the office, fresh from Heathrow... From what I've heard he started wheeling and dealing fresh out of college. = straight ADJ: v-link ADJ from/out of n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


The translation of hadhash, "new," "fresh" (Job 29:20, "My glory is fresh in me"); of leshadh, "sap," "moisture" (Nu 11:8, of the manna, "as the taste of fresh oil," the Revised Version, margin "cakes baked with oil"); of ra`anan, "to be fresh and green" (Ps 92:10, "fresh oil"); of glukus, "sweet" (Jas 3:12, "salt water and fresh," the Revised Version (British and American) "sweet"). Fresher is the translation of rutaphash, "to become fresh" (Job 33:25; "His flesh shall be fresher than a child's").

Revised Version has "fresh" for "green" (Ge 30:37; Le 23:14), for "moist" (Nu 6:3), for "full" (Le 2:14; 2Ki 4:42), for "new" (Jud 15:15; Mt 9:17; Mr 2:22; Lu 5:38).

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. New, recent, novel. 2. New, renewed, de novo, revived. 3. Blooming, flourishing, unfaded, unwithered, unwilted, well-preserved, in good condition, unimpaired, undecayed. 4. Of recent make, not stale or sour, sweet. 5. Rosy, blooming, ruddy, fair, delicate, freshcolored. 6. Florid, healthy, well, hearty, vigorous, hardy, strong. 7. Vigorous, unwearied, unexhausted, unfatigued, not blown, unworn. 8. Vivid, lively, keen, unabated, undecayed, not dulled, unimpaired. 9. Just received, just arrived. 10. Unsalted, free from salt, lacking in salt or saltness. 11. Pure and cool, sweet, refreshing, invigorating, bracing, health-giving. 12. Brisk, strong, stiff. 13. Raw, uncultivated, unpractised, untrained, unskilled, inexperienced.

Moby Thesaurus

Niagara, a novice at, a stranger to, accessory, active, actual, additional, adolescent stream, aeolian, airish, airy, alert, alive, alternative, ancillary, another, arroyo, artless, as is, authentic, auxiliary, avant-garde, beck, being, biggety, blasty, bleached, blooming, blowy, bluff, blustering, blusterous, blustery, bold, boreal, bourn, bracing, braided stream, branch, brand-new, brash, brassy, brazen, breezy, bright, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, brisk, brook, brooklet, burn, callow, cataract, channel, cheeky, cheering, chill, chilly, chutzpadik, clean, cleanly, clear, cocky, collateral, contemporaneous, contemporary, contemptuous, contributory, cool, coolish, cordial, creative, creek, crick, crisp, crispy, crude, crusty, current, dainty, deluge, derisive, dewy, different, dirt-free, disrespectful, drafty, eidetic, else, enduring, energetic, energizing, ever-new, evergreen, exhilarating, existent, existing, extant, extra, facy, fair, farther, fastidious, favonian, firsthand, flawy, fledgling, flip, flippant, flood, flourishing, flowing stream, flush, flushed, fluviation, forward, fresh as April, freshet, further, gally, gill, gleaming, glistening, glowing, gratuitous, green, green as grass, gusty, harmless, healthy, held back, held in reserve, held out, ignorant, imaginative, immaculate, immanent, immature, immediate, impertinent, impudent, in abeyance, in hand, inexperienced, insolent, instant, intact, invigorated, invigorating, inviolate, keen, kept in remembrance, kill, kosher, lasting, latest, lazy stream, lively, maiden, maidenly, malapert, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, mint, moderate, modern, modernistic, more, most recent, moving road, naive, natural, navigable river, neoteric, nervy, nestling, new, new to, new-fashioned, newfangled, nonpolluted, novel, of cleanly habits, original, other, pert, pink, plus, pour, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, presumptuous, pristine, puffy, pure, put aside, put by, race, racing stream, raw, recalled, recent, recollected, refreshed, refreshful, refreshing, regaling, remembered, renewed, reserve, retained, revolutionary, ritually pure, river, rivulet, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rousing, ruddy, rude, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, running, sassy, saucy, saved, scatheless, sempervirent, shiny, sike, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smut-free, smutless, spare, sparkling, spate, spill stream, spotless, spry, squally, stainless, stimulating, stored, stream, stream action, streamlet, striking, strong, subterranean river, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, suspended, sweet, tahar, temperate, that be, that is, to spare, tonic, topical, torrent, tubbed, ulterior, unaccustomed to, unacquainted with, unadulterated, unapplied, unbeaten, unbesmirched, unblemished, unblotted, unbroken, unbruised, uncalled-for, unconsumed, unconventional, unconversant, unconversant with, uncouth, undamaged, undefaced, undefiled, undeformed, undemolished, underived, undestroyed, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised, unexpended, unexperienced, unfaded, unfamiliar with, unfledged, unforgotten, unhandled, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninitiated in, uninjured, unique, unmaimed, unmangled, unmarked, unmarred, unmatured, unmuddied, unorthodox, unpolluted, unpracticed, unpracticed in, unripe, unscarred, unscathed, unscratched, unseasoned, unshattered, unskilled in, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unsophisticated, unspent, unspoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untapped, untarnished, untested, untorn, untouched, untrained, untried, untrodden, unused, unused to, unusual, unutilized, unversed, unversed in, unwithered, unworn, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, vernal, vigorous, virgin, virginal, vital, vivid, wadi, waived, watercourse, waterflood, waterway, well, well-scrubbed, well-washed, white, whitened, wholesome, windy, wise-ass, young, youthful, zestful, zesty


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