Hypertext Webster Gateway: "fresh"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Fresh \Fresh\, a. [Compar. {Fresher}; superl. {Freshest}.] [OE.
fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc,
Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr?skr frisky, brisk,
ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske,
fresche, F. frais, fem. fra?che, which are of German origin.
Cf. {Fraischeur}, {Fresco}, {Frisk}.]
1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong;
unimpaired; sound.

2. New; original; additional. ``Fear of fresh mistakes.''
--Sir W. Scott.

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. --Shak.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Fresh \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.] --Halliwell.

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. --Beverly.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Fresh \Fresh\, v. t.
To refresh; to freshen. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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},
5: not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables" [ant:
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}]
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},

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