Freshing



[fresh] /frɛʃ/

adjective, fresher, freshest.
1.
newly made or obtained:
fresh footprints.
2.
recently arrived; just come:
fresh from school.
3.
new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel:
to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences.
4.
additional or further:
fresh supplies.
5.
not salty, as water.
6.
retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled:
Is the milk still fresh?
7.
not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.:
fresh vegetables.
8.
not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous:
She was still fresh after that long walk.
9.
not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.:
fresh paint; a fresh appearance.
10.
looking youthful and healthy:
a fresh beauty that we all admired.
11.
pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.
12.
denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.
13.
Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.
14.
inexperienced; green; callow:
Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.
15.
Informal. forward or presumptuous.
16.
(of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
17.
Slang.

noun
18.
the fresh part or time.
19.
a freshet.
verb (used with or without object)
20.
to make or become fresh.
adverb
21.
newly; recently; just now:
He is fresh out of ideas. The eggs are fresh laid.
/frɛʃ/
adjective
1.
not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etc: fresh bread, fresh strawberries
2.
newly acquired, created, found, etc: fresh publications
3.
novel; original: a fresh outlook
4.
latest; most recent: fresh developments
5.
further; additional; more: fresh supplies
6.
not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved: fresh fruit
7.
(of water) not salt
8.
bright or clear: a fresh morning
9.
chilly or invigorating: a fresh breeze
10.
not tired; alert; refreshed
11.
not worn or faded: fresh colours
12.
having a healthy or ruddy appearance
13.
newly or just arrived; straight: fresh from the presses
14.
youthful or inexperienced
15.
(mainly US) designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth
16.
(informal) presumptuous or disrespectful; forward
17.
(Northern English, dialect) partially intoxicated; tipsy
noun
18.
the fresh part or time of something
19.
another name for freshet
verb
20.
(obsolete) to make or become fresh; freshen
adverb
21.
in a fresh manner; freshly
22.
(informal) fresh out of, having just run out of supplies of
adj.

late 13c. “unsalted, pure, sweet, eager,” metathesis of Old English fersc “unsalted,” from West Germanic *friskaz (cf. Old Frisian fersk, Middle Dutch versch, Dutch vers, Old High German frisc, German frisch “fresh”).

Probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic presinu “fresh,” Lithuanian preskas “sweet.” The metathesis, and the expanded Middle English senses of “new, pure, eager” are probably by influence of (or in some instances, from) Old French fres (fem. fresche), from Proto-Germanic *frisko-, and thus related to the English word. The Germanic root also is the source of Italian and Spanish fresco. Related: Freshly; freshness.

“impudent, presumptuous,” 1848, U.S. slang, probably from German frech “insolent, cheeky,” from Old High German freh “covetous,” related to Old English frec “greedy, bold” (see freak (n.)).

adjective

[first two senses perhaps related to German frech, ”impudent”; third sense said to have originated with a 1970s rock group called the Fantastic Romantic Five MCs, who said ”We’re fresh out of the pack, you gotta stand back, we got one Puerto Rican and the rest are black”]

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