DIMENSIONS: DENOTATION / Quality
R E F E R E N C E S
Fresh 1. newly made or obtained: fresh footprints; fresh lettuce. 2. newly arrived; just come; fresh from school. 3. new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to seek fresh experiences. 4. additional or further: fresh supplies. 5. not salt, as water. 6. unimpaired; not deteriorated: Is the milk still fresh? 7. not frozen or canned; not preserved by pickling, salting, drying, etc. 8. not fatigued; brisk; vigorous. 9. not faded, worn, obliterated, etc. 10. looking youthful and healthy. 11. pure, cool, or refreshing, as air. 12. Meteorol. [of wind] moderately strong or brisk. 13. inexperienced; green; callow; fresh recruits. 14. Informal. forward or presumptuous. 15. [of a cow] having recently given birth to a calf. -n. 16. the fresh part or time. 17. a freshet. -v.t. v.i. 18. to make or become fresh. -adv. 19. newly; recently; just now: He is fresh out of ideas. [ME; OE fersc; c. OFris fersk. OHG frisc (G frisch), ON fersk(r)]
-Syn. 1. recent. See new. 11. sweet, unadulterated. 13. untrained, raw, uncultlivated, unskilled. -Ant. 1. old. 6. stale, contaminated.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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