freshest

fresh

[fresh]
adjective, fresher, freshest.
1.
newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
2.
recently arrived; just come: fresh from school.
3.
new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences.
4.
additional or further: fresh supplies.
5.
not salty, as water.
6.
retaining the original properties unimpaired; not stale or spoiled: Is the milk still fresh?
7.
not preserved by freezing, canning, pickling, salting, drying, etc.: fresh vegetables.
8.
not tired or fatigued; brisk; vigorous: She was still fresh after that long walk.
9.
not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.: fresh paint; a fresh appearance.
10.
looking youthful and healthy: a fresh beauty that we all admired.
11.
pure, cool, or refreshing, as air.
12.
denoting a young wine, especially a white or rosé, that is clean, crisp, and uncomplicated.
13.
Meteorology. (of wind) moderately strong or brisk.
14.
inexperienced; green; callow: Two hundred fresh recruits arrived at the training camp.
15.
Informal. forward or presumptuous.
16.
(of a cow) having recently given birth to a calf.
17.
Slang.
a.
exciting; appealing; great.
b.
informed; up-to-date.
noun
18.
the fresh part or time.
19.
a freshet.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
20.
to make or become fresh.
adverb
21.
newly; recently; just now: He is fresh out of ideas. The eggs are fresh laid.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English fersc; cognate with Old Frisian fersk, Old High German frisc (German frisch), Old Norse ferskr

freshly, adverb
freshness, noun


1. recent. See new. 11. invigorating, sweet, unadulterated. 14. artless, untrained, raw, uncultivated, unskilled.


1. old. 14. skilled.
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fresh (frɛʃ)
 
adj
1.  not stale or deteriorated; newly made, harvested, etc: fresh bread; fresh strawberries
2.  newly acquired, created, found, etc: fresh publications
3.  novel; original: a fresh outlook
4.  latest; most recent: fresh developments
5.  further; additional; more: fresh supplies
6.  not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved: fresh fruit
7.  (of water) not salt
8.  bright or clear: a fresh morning
9.  chilly or invigorating: a fresh breeze
10.  not tired; alert; refreshed
11.  not worn or faded: fresh colours
12.  having a healthy or ruddy appearance
13.  newly or just arrived; straight: fresh from the presses
14.  youthful or inexperienced
15.  chiefly (US) designating a female farm animal, esp a cow, that has recently given birth
16.  informal presumptuous or disrespectful; forward
17.  dialect (Northern English) partially intoxicated; tipsy
 
n
18.  the fresh part or time of something
19.  another name for freshet
 
vb
20.  obsolete to make or become fresh; freshen
 
adv
21.  in a fresh manner; freshly
22.  informal fresh out of having just run out of supplies of
 
[Old English fersc fresh, unsalted; related to Old High German frisc, Old French freis, Old Norse ferskr]
 
'freshly
 
adv
 
'freshness
 
n

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fresh
late 13c. metathesis of O.E. fersc "unsalted," from W.Gmc. *friskaz (cf. O.Fris. fersk, Du. vers, Ger. frisch "fresh"), probably cognate with O.C.S. presinu "fresh," Lith. preskas "sweet." The metathesis, and the expanded M.E. senses of "new, pure, eager" are probably by influence of O.Fr. fres (fem.
fresche), from P.Gmc. *frisko-, related to the Eng. word. To freshen a drink, "top it off" is from 1961.

fresh
"impudent, presumptuous," 1848, U.S. slang, probably from Ger. frech "insolent, cheeky," from O.H.G. freh "covetous," related to O.E. frec "greedy, bold" (see freak).
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