Definition of fresh in English:

fresh

adjective

  • 1(of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved.

    ‘fresh fruit’
    • ‘Preferably use fresh garlic in your food, or, if this is not always possible, take a garlic supplement available from your health store.’
    • ‘Eat high-fiber foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, brans and whole grains.’
    • ‘Each chef will provide their signature dish using only natural Irish foods and fresh ingredients.’
    • ‘Consumption of fresh foods - meat, fish and fruit - is above average.’
    • ‘The main dish is steamed aromatic rice served with one or more stews made of meat and a fresh vegetable or fruit.’
    • ‘In warmer weather the food, especially fresh vegetables and fruit, may need to be replaced more than twice a day.’
    • ‘How are these community members able to obtain fresh food, keep medical appointments or transport their children?’
    • ‘Cabin passengers enjoyed more space, privacy and better food including fresh meat and fruit.’
    • ‘There is no need to buy frozen ingredients when so much fresh food is available.’
    • ‘There are two course menus and an a la carte menu with plentiful seafood in season, fresh vegetables and fruits.’
    • ‘Tesco believes that in future, tags can be attached to fresh food such as fruit or meat products, and programmed with the item's sell-by date.’
    • ‘The price of dairy products is about to rise because of petrol, and other basic foods like meat and fresh fruit and vegetables are expected to be next.’
    • ‘For the first ten days Budhan ate only fresh salads and drank fresh vegetable and fruit juices and water.’
    • ‘All ingredients are fresh and the food is prepared daily.’
    • ‘To anyone used to cooking their own Indian food using fresh spices, such flavours are strangely mute with no individual spice or flavour discernible.’
    • ‘Nutritionists decide that servings of fruit or fresh juice are worth a certain number of points, but fizzy drinks and sweets count for nothing.’
    • ‘Mrs Lock and her assistants use locally produced fruit and vegetables and fresh meat from a local butcher.’
    • ‘Other high-energy foods include fresh vegetables, which should constitute forty percent of the meal.’
    • ‘Foods such as fresh fruit, potatoes and plain pasta contain very little salt.’
    • ‘Lifestyles dictate that many people eat on the move so King needs to look at customer behaviour and fit into that by offering fast food with fresh ingredients.’
    newly harvested, garden-fresh, not stale, crisp, firm, unwilted, unfaded
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  • 2Not previously known or used; new or different.

    ‘the court had heard fresh evidence’
    • ‘Danny, 22, left Manchester for Glasgow to make a fresh start after he fell in with ‘the wrong crowd’ and got into drugs.’
    • ‘We've been given the opportunity to make a fresh start and build something from scratch.’
    • ‘‘I just can't paint fast enough to create fresh work for this number of events,’ he said.’
    • ‘Speaking to mediapersons in Bangalore, Anita said that she has cast new faces to give a fresh look that will create a new chemistry on screen.’
    • ‘The event is at the heart of a masterplan to create a fresh image for the city.’
    • ‘Free from the personal traumas of the past, they can make a fresh start at a practical working relationship.’
    • ‘‘They bring fresh ideas and a modern outlook into the group,’ said Mr Robinson.’
    • ‘The compensation will enable her to clear her debts, repay the money she borrowed from her mother and make a fresh start.’
    • ‘She and her mother plan to make a fresh start in Canada.’
    • ‘Given the council's history of chaotic financial management, leaders thought it prudent to make a fresh start.’
    • ‘She's being pragmatic about the need to sell her house but she's using it as an opportunity to make a fresh start.’
    • ‘Although the future appears bleak, the opportunity is there to make a fresh start.’
    • ‘Green vines and white roses were intricately placed to create a fresh effect.’
    • ‘Now, I am waiting for their next version in the coming year to make a fresh start.’
    • ‘The flooding threat hanging over Ryedale could prevent scores of fresh jobs being created at a redundant clothing factory.’
    • ‘In order to assist our Government in creating fresh legislation, we needed to educate the general public that this was a viable solution.’
    • ‘We have to find its fresh tracks in the area and for that we started walking and climbing hills and riverbeds.’
    • ‘As I'd been scrambling to create one, a fresh opportunity landed in my lap.’
    • ‘Instead, he creates fresh, original compositions that stand on their own.’
    • ‘You may feel like running away from romance during a spell that is likely to bring confusion into that area of your life and thereby create fresh problems.’
    new, brand new, recent, latest, up to date, modern, modernistic, ultra-modern, newfangled
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    1. 2.1 Recently created or experienced and not faded or impaired.
      ‘the memory was still fresh in their minds’
      • ‘They said they missed friends and some things, but I think India was still a fresh experience.’
      • ‘The fondness is so fresh I assumed he was talking about a recent trip.’
      • ‘The drama he had created the last time he had been around was still fresh in my mind.’
      • ‘Many years down the line, the experience is still fresh in his memory.’
      • ‘With that experience fresh in my mind, I was pleasantly surprised with the high quality of this transfer.’
      • ‘I have come here straight from the dojo with that experience still fresh in my mind.’
      • ‘With that experience so fresh in our minds, it would be a shame if the whole sorry episode were to be repeated for broadband.’
      • ‘He had only been introduced to it recently and it was fresh in his mind.’
      • ‘This time frame was chosen so that the classroom experience was still fresh in the students' minds.’
      • ‘Events that have befallen several UK biotech companies in recent years are still fresh in the mind.’
      • ‘The last wisps of her dream were still fresh in her mind, as if she was still experiencing them now.’
      • ‘Many have fled the province, bringing with them fresh experiences of life and death under martial law.’
    2. 2.2 (of a person) attractively youthful and inexperienced.
      ‘a fresh young girl’
      • ‘If it was good enough they would release it as a single in its own right, even if it needed attention from fresh musicians in north London.’
      • ‘We need fresh people who are more aware and less stuck in the old mindset.’
      • ‘However, she lauds the new crop of singers saying they are fresh.’
      • ‘They're so fresh and famous that they even had to change their name over in Merseyside, where they're known as Sayers.’
      • ‘We're new, we're fresh, we're young and we're still a little crazy.’
      • ‘He had come out of his York race incredibly well, he hadn't lost any weight, he was very fresh.’
      • ‘But then we were fresh and it was our only gig of the day.’
      • ‘Now fresh volunteers can gain qualifications in tennis, hockey, men's and women's rugby and cricket.’
      • ‘At eighteen years old, she was still fresh from adolescence and stinging from the abrupt end of an eight month relationship.’
      • ‘She was a very fresh agent, a diminutive girl just recently graduated from college.’
      • ‘Dionysia Didier, volleyball coach, says St Lucia is fielding a relatively fresh team this year.’
      young, youthful, juvenile, adolescent, boyish, girlish, new, newly arrived
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  • 3[predicative] (of a person) full of energy and vigor.

    ‘they are feeling fresh after a good night's sleep’
    • ‘At least he is fresh for the tough Scotland squad training sessions, the mere thought of which has some players reaching for the ice pack.’
    • ‘Her face was fresh and full of life.’
    • ‘Just make sure you tackle it again when you're fresh though!’
    • ‘Perhaps it's also because I'm not arriving after already spending a whole day in an office so I'm still fresh and awake.’
    • ‘Having had a break I'm fresh and the motivation is definitely there.’
    • ‘It's all about training them when you are fresh and have the most energy to devote to them.’
    • ‘In the morning I am fresh and rosy and utterly not hungover.’
    • ‘Anne deliberately missed the time trial earlier in the week to ensure that she was fresh for the big race and her strategy certainly paid dividends.’
    • ‘Just how important is it to go tonight instead of getting a good night's sleep and starting fresh in the morning?’
    refreshed, rested, restored, revived, like a new person
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    1. 3.1 (of a color or a person's complexion) bright or healthy in appearance.
      ‘her dark hair set off her fresh complexion to perfection’
      • ‘The bright and fresh colors seen on the dark, black bottom under water, seem to have been created by freezing.’
      • ‘With its rich and fresh colours and lovely shape, the countryside pottery looks even more attractive than the luxury kind.’
      • ‘Briza maxima has also seeded itself in this pot, adding height and movement as well as a contrasting colour as it fades from fresh green to pale brown.’
      • ‘He was clean-shaven with a fresh complexion and was wearing a light-coloured flat cap with a long, dark nylon or cotton raincoat.’
      • ‘Pick shelling peas when the pods are fully plump and a fresh green colour.’
      • ‘He has brown eyes, a fresh complexion, is of stocky build and is generally of casual appearance.’
      • ‘I looked at the palm of my hand, now covered with fresh, bright, lime-green paint.’
      • ‘There's something about them that make the colours so bright, crisp and fresh.’
      • ‘I opted to sit and look at the fresco, whose fresh colours lifted my spirits despite my horrible cold.’
      • ‘She had a fresh complexion and a bubbly attitude that made her perfect for the part.’
      • ‘After more than 60 years, they still retain their fresh colours and look even more stylish than the copies made today.’
      • ‘Once a week, use an exfoliator to help your skin shed dead cells and keep your complexion looking fresh.’
      healthy, healthy-looking, clear, bright, youthful, youthful-looking, wholesome, blooming, glowing, unblemished
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  • 4(of water) not salty.

    ‘all the fresh water in the world's lakes’
    • ‘A container with fresh creek water made out of a sealed off and hollowed bamboo stick hung from his leather belt.’
    • ‘Here on the edge of the sea, as fresh groundwater is depleted, sea-water is beginning to push in.’
    • ‘Less than 30 miles from the centre of Glasgow, in the fresh waters of Loch Lomond, three uninhabited islands are for sale.’
    • ‘That is damaging to native fish life and plant life, and contributes to the degradation of fresh waters.’
    • ‘Cichlids inhabit fresh waters, and many species are endemic to isolated lake environments.’
    • ‘Even the taste of it, like air, is neutral, because initially the water is fresh, not salt.’
    • ‘The shellfish, which favour the fresh waters of the region's lakes, are usually found in dense beds.’
    • ‘A new advertising campaign due for the end of the summer will highlight Belhaven's Scottish roots and its use of fresh local water.’
    • ‘There are signs that the water was not fresh, as typical of most lakes, but marine or brackish.’
    • ‘The bull sharks are also special because they can survive in fresh waters.’
    • ‘Flounder can even be found many miles from the sea, high up in rivers where the water is completely fresh.’
    • ‘What we need is mandatory regional planning for fresh waters.’
    • ‘Unless indicated otherwise, all statements that follow pertain to both marine and fresh waters.’
    • ‘Scott was also unaware of any barnacles that reside in fresh waters.’
    • ‘Its distribution is restricted to the fresh waters of eastern and central North America.’
    • ‘The project will help that state implement its new law banning lead sinkers weighing less than one ounce from fresh waters.’
    • ‘Sea water and sedimentary brines are volumetrically more important that fresh waters, but are unfit for human consumption.’
    • ‘The lake water is fresh near the surface, but remains salty at the bottom.’
    • ‘Surprisingly enough, it was glistening with the beauty of all natural fresh waters.’
    • ‘Seafood from salty and fresh waters is plentiful.’
  • 5(of the wind) cool and fairly strong.

    ‘a fresh northerly wind was speeding the ship southwards’
    • ‘For the most part, conditions were benign with sunshine and fresh winds.’
    • ‘She stepped in the draughty passageway, whittled by fresh winds though it was summer.’
    • ‘The missing lights sent more chills through her than the fresh wind picking up around her.’
    • ‘The wind is now fresh; the climb is fairly steady.’
    • ‘To the expedition a fresh wind from the right direction would have been an event of tremendous significance.’
    • ‘It has always kept the windows open for fresh winds to blow in.’
    • ‘The journey began well, with a fresh southerly wind for the first few hours, but it then turned squally with drizzle.’
    • ‘The evening was well attended with usual crowd of avid networkers chatting away to one another in the fresh easterly winds at the Varuna Yacht Club.’
    • ‘During Autumn, flights of noisily calling fieldfares often pass low over our garden heading into a fresh south-westerly wind.’
    • ‘They played into the fresh wind in the opening half but appeared well placed at the interval.’
    • ‘I came from a small town, where the wind is fresh and cool, you could taste the air on your lips.’
    • ‘The cool and fresh mountain wind on his face did not calm him as it should.’
    • ‘We were sailing northeast in a fresh wind out of the northwest.’
    • ‘Her cheeks flushed, but it had to be the fresh wind, they both concluded.’
    chilly, cool, cold, brisk, bracing, invigorating
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    1. 5.1 Pleasantly clean, pure, and cool.
      ‘the toothpaste leaves the mouth feeling wonderfully fresh’
      • ‘No clouds were anywhere present, and the air smelled fresh and clean.’
      • ‘Mint, tea tree and cinnamon keep breath fresh.’
      • ‘The crisp, fall air is fresher.’
      • ‘Arriving back at Gatwick, the air felt fresher and my shoulders lighter.’
      • ‘As he stood on the lawn outside, Garth breathed in the fresh, cool air.’
      • ‘Easily accessible, this tourist area is noted for its beauty, and cool, fresh mountain air.’
      • ‘The doctor ordered an X ray of her lungs, observed something peculiar on the film, decided it was tuberculosis, and sent her to a sanatorium in the foothills where the air was fresher.’
      • ‘The air was fresh and clean as if it had rained the night before.’
      • ‘The phyto-chemicals kill the odor-causing bacteria and leave your mouth fresh.’
      • ‘It was pleasantly cool outside, and the air was delightfully fresh compared to that of the city.’
      • ‘The air felt fresh after our time in Kathmandu Valley, where brick kilns and fires generate a thick layer of smog that blankets the city.’
      cool, crisp, refreshing, invigorating, tonic
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  • 6fresh from/out of[predicative] (of a person) having just had (a particular experience) or come from (a particular place)

    ‘we were fresh out of art school’
  • 7informal Presumptuous or impudent toward someone, especially in a sexual way.

    ‘some of the men tried to get fresh with the girls’
    • ‘Because I get fresh with them and don't want to do what they say.’
    impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, audacious, forward, cheeky, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, rude, crude, brazen, brazen-faced, brash, shameless, pert, defiant, bold, outrageous, shocking, out of line
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  • 8(of a cow) yielding a renewed or increased supply of milk following the birth of a calf.

adverb

  • [usually in combination] Newly; recently.

    ‘fresh-baked bread’
    ‘fresh-cut grass’

Origin

Old English fersc not salt, fit for drinking superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French freis, fresche; both ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Dutch vers and German frisch.

Pronunciation:

fresh

/freSH/