fresh

fresh
[[t]fre̱ʃ[/t]]
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fresher, freshest
1) ADJ: ADJ n A fresh thing or amount replaces or is added to a previous thing or amount.

He asked Strathclyde police, which carried out the original investigation, to make fresh inquiries...

I need a new challenge and a fresh start somewhere else.

Syn:
2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is fresh has been done, made, or experienced recently.

There were no fresh car tracks or footprints in the snow...

A puppy stepped in the fresh cement...

With the memory of the bombing fresh in her mind, Eleanor became increasingly agitated.

3) ADJ-GRADED Fresh food has been picked or produced recently, and has not been preserved, for example by being frozen or put in a tin.

...locally caught fresh fish.

...fresh fruit.

Derived words:
freshness N-UNCOUNT

With oysters, as with all seafood, freshness equals quality.

4) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as fresh, you like it because it is new and exciting.

These designers are full of fresh ideas.

...a fresh image.

Syn:
Derived words:
freshness N-UNCOUNT

There was a freshness and enthusiasm about the new students.

5) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as fresh, you mean that it is pleasant, bright, and clean in appearance.

Gingham fabrics always look fresh and pretty.

Derived words:
freshness N-UNCOUNT

...the crisp freshness of laundered clothes.

6) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If something smells, tastes, or feels fresh, it is clean or cool.

The air was fresh and for a moment she felt revived.

Derived words:
freshness N-UNCOUNT

...the freshness of early morning.

7) ADJ Fresh water is water that is not salty, for example the water from rivers or lakes.

Fresh water and other commodities are in short supply.

8) ADJ-GRADED If you say that the weather is fresh, you mean that it is fairly cold and windy.

It was a fine, fresh summer morning, with a bit of a wind...

Outside the breeze was fresh and from the north.

9) ADJ-GRADED Fresh colours are clear, bright, and fairly light.

...a semi-circular mosaic, its startling colours still fresh.

10) ADJ-GRADED If someone has a fresh face or complexion, their skin looks healthy.

His fresh complexion made him look younger than he was.

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11) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you feel fresh, you feel full of energy and enthusiasm.

It's vital we are as fresh as possible for those matches...

I nearly always wake up fresh and rested.

12) ADJ Fresh paint is not yet dry. [AM]
(in BRIT, use wet)
13) ADJ: v-link ADJ from/out of n If you are fresh from a particular place or experience, you have just come from that place or you have just had that experience. You can also say that someone is fresh out of a place.

I returned to the office, fresh from Heathrow...

Fresh from their semi-final win over Germany, Britain took a promising early lead...

From what I've heard he started wheeling and dealing fresh out of college.

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14) PHRASE: PHR n If you are fresh out of something, you have recently used the last of it and have none left. [INFORMAL]

When I needed a tape to record an interview on I found I was fresh out of cassettes.


English dictionary. 2008.

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