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fresh / fresh/ • adj. 1. not previously known or used; new or different: the court had heard fresh evidence. 2. recently created or experienced and not faded or impaired: the memory was still fresh in their minds. ∎  (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved. ∎  (of a person) full of energy and vigor: they are feeling fresh after a good night's sleep. ∎  (of a color or a person's complexion) bright or healthy in appearance. ∎  (of a person) attractively youthful and inexperienced. ∎  (fresh from/out of) (of a person) having just had (a particular experience) or come from (a particular place): we were fresh out of art school. 3. (of water) not salty. ∎  pleasantly clean, pure, and cool: a bit of fresh air does her good. 4. (of the wind) cool and fairly strong. 5. inf. presumptuous or impudent toward someone, esp. in a sexual way: some of the men tried to get fresh with the girls. 6. (of a cow) yielding a renewed or increased supply of milk following the birth of a calf. • adv. [usu. in comb.] newly; recently: fresh-baked bread fresh-cut grass. PHRASES: be fresh out of inf. have just sold or run out of a supply of (something). (as) fresh as a daisysee daisy. fresh bloodsee blood.DERIVATIVES: fresh·ness n. ORIGIN: Old English fersc ‘not salt, fit for drinking,’ superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French freis, fresche; both ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Dutch vers and German frisch.

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fresh †eager, ardent XII; brisk, vigorous; not salty XIII; new, novel, recent; having the signs of newness, not tainted, sullied, or worn XIV; of wind XVI. — OF. freis, fem. fresche (mod. frais, fraîche) = It. fresco :- Rom. *friscus — Gmc. *friskaz, repr. by OE. fersċ in senses ‘not salted, not salt’ = OFris., MDu. fersc (Du. vers), OHG. frisc (G. frisch), ON. ferskr.
Hence freshen XVII; see -EN5.

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fresh For food labelling and advertising purposes, the US Food and Drug Administration has defined fresh to mean a food that is raw, has never been frozen or heated, and contains no preservatives. (Irradiation at low levels is permitted.) ‘Fresh frozen’ and ‘frozen fresh’ may be used for foods that are quickly frozen while still fresh, and blanching before freezing is permitted.

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fresh fresh fields and pastures new new areas of activity, from a misquotation of Milton's ‘Lycidas’ (1638), ‘Tomorrow to fresh woods and pastures new.’

See also don't throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh.

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freshafresh, Andhra Pradesh, Bangladesh, crème fraîche, enmesh, flesh, fresh, intermesh, Kesh, Madhya Pradesh, Marrakesh, mesh, nesh, thresh, Uttar Pradesh •parfleche • horseflesh • gooseflesh •micromesh • Gilgamesh •synchromesh

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FRESH (frɛʃ) foil research hydrofoil

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