adjective, fresher, freshest.
newly made or obtained:
recently arrived; just come:
fresh from school.
new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel:
to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences.
additional or further:
not salty, as water.
retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled:
Is the milk still fresh?
not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.:
not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous:
She was still fresh after that long walk.
not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.:
fresh paint; a fresh appearance.
looking youthful and healthy:
a fresh beauty that we all admired.
pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.
denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.
Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.
inexperienced; green; callow:
Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.
Informal. forward or presumptuous.
(of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
the fresh part or time.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become fresh.
newly; recently; just now:
He is fresh out of ideas. The eggs are fresh laid.
not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etc: fresh bread, fresh strawberries
newly acquired, created, found, etc: fresh publications
novel; original: a fresh outlook
latest; most recent: fresh developments
further; additional; more: fresh supplies
not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved: fresh fruit
(of water) not salt
bright or clear: a fresh morning
chilly or invigorating: a fresh breeze
not tired; alert; refreshed
not worn or faded: fresh colours
having a healthy or ruddy appearance
newly or just arrived; straight: fresh from the presses
youthful or inexperienced
(mainly US) designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth
(informal) presumptuous or disrespectful; forward
(Northern English, dialect) partially intoxicated; tipsy
the fresh part or time of something
another name for freshet
(obsolete) to make or become fresh; freshen
in a fresh manner; freshly
(informal) fresh out of, having just run out of supplies of
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.)).
[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”]
noun 1. the last date, usually specified on the label or packaging, that a food, as bread, is considered fresh, although it may be sold, ordinarily at reduced prices, or eaten after that date.
- Fresh one
- Fresh out
adverb phrase Without; recently not available; out: We’re fresh out of bananas, Missus (1830s+)
- Fresh out of
Also, clean out of. Recently or completely used up or unavailable. For example, Sorry, I’m fresh out of sugar and can’t lend you any, or We’re clean out of small change. [ ; late 1800s ]