Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh"[~e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske, fresche, F. frais, fem. fra[^i]che, which are of German origin. Cf. {Fraischeur}, {Fresco}, {Frisk}.] 1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound. [1913 Webster]

2. New; original; additional. ``Fear of fresh mistakes.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the limbs. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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