(1)   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!"
(2)   Not yet used or soiled
"A fresh shirt"
"A fresh sheet of paper"
"An unused envelope"
(3)   Recently made, produced, or harvested
"Fresh bread"
"A fresh scent"
(4)   Not rotten
(5)   Not canned or otherwise preserved
"Fresh vegetables"
(6)   Not containing or composed of salt water
"Fresh water"
(7)   Imparting vitality and energy
"The bracing mountain air"
(8)   (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
"A fresh start"
"Fresh ideas"
(9)   Original and of a kind not seen before
"The computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
(10)   Free from impurities
"Clean water"
"Fresh air"
(11)   Not soured or preserved
"Sweet milk"
(12)   With restored energy
(13)   Having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
"The cow is fresh"


(14)   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"


From from from . Akin to fersk, ( frisch), ferskr, vers


  1. Of produce, not from storage.
    I had a fresh salad made from vegetables straight out of the garden.
  2. Refreshing or cool.
    What a nice fresh breeze.
  3. Without salt (especially of water).
    The islanders drank from a fresh water spring.
  4. Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate.
    No one liked his fresh comments.
  5. Rested and ready to fight immediately.


  1. A rush of water, along a river or on to the land; a flood.
    • 1834, David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of, Nebraska 1987, p. 21:
      They went on very well with their work until it was nigh done, when there came the second epistle to Noah's fresh, and away went their mill, shot, lock, and barrel.