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Dictionary Definition

fresh adj
1 not stale or old; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent" [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, energizing, energising, refreshing, refreshful, tonic]
4 of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: new, novel]
5 not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables" [ant: preserved]
6 not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water" [ant: salt]
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, new]

User Contributed Dictionary



Via Middle English and Old French from Late Latin *friscus



  1. New or clean.
    He put on a fresh set of clothes.
  2. Of produce, not from storage.
    I had a fresh salad made from vegetables straight out of the garden.
  3. Refreshing or cool.
    What a nice fresh breeze.
  4. Without salt (especially of water).
    The islanders drank from a fresh water spring.
  5. Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate.
    No one liked his fresh comments.
  6. Very clean, and trendy looking garments, clothes, shoes, accessories.
    Those clothes are fresh. Those shoes are fresh.
  7. Rested and ready to engage with the enemy immediately.



New or clean (1)
Of produce, not from storage (2)
Refreshing or cool (3)
  • Catalan: fresc , fresca
  • Dutch: fris
  • Finnish: raitis, raikas
  • German: frisch
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Indonesian: segar
  • Russian: свежий (svéžij)
  • Spanish: fresco
  • Swedish: frisk
Without salt (4)
  • Dutch: zoet
  • French: doux, douce
  • Hebrew: m|p
  • Italian: dolce
  • Russian: пресный
  • Spanish: simple
  • Swedish: färsk, färsk-
Rude or inappropriate (5)

Extensive Definition

Fresh or FRESH may refer to:

Food and drink






New York


Radio, TV and film




fresh in Russian: Fresh

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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