Fresh a. [Compar. Fresher superl. Freshest.]
1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.
2. New; original; additional. “Fear of fresh mistakes.”
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.
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.
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.]
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.
Fresh, v. t. To refresh; to freshen. [Obs.]
adj 1: not stale or old; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent" [ant: stale]
2: (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; "a fresh start";
3: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
[syn: bracing, brisk, energizing, energising, refreshing,
4: of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a
completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: new,
5: not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables" [ant:
6: not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water"
7: having recently calved and therefore able to give milk; "the
cow is fresh"
8: with restored energy [syn: invigorated, refreshed, reinvigorated]
9: not soured or preserved; "sweet milk" [syn: sweet, unfermented]
10: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air" [syn: clean]
11: not artificial; "fresh cut flowers" [syn: fresh(a)]
12: not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of
paper"; "an unused envelope" [syn: unused]
13: 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" [syn: impertinent,
impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy]
adv : 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: recently, newly, freshly,