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Definition of "fresh" []

  • New to one's experience; not encountered before. (adjective)
  • Novel; different: a fresh slant on the problem. See Synonyms at new. (adjective)
  • Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled: fresh bread. (adjective)
  • Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing: fresh vegetables. (adjective)
  • Not saline or salty: fresh water. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fresh" in a sentence
  • "The next time _M. L.B._ visits Scotland, let him ask the first peasant he meets how to keep eggs fresh for years; and he will answer _rub a little oil or butter over them, within a day or two after laying, and they will keep any length of time, perfectly fresh_."
  • "But the secret is, _fresh, fresh, fresh_, and don't stint your coffee."
  • "'Ef you want to know,' sez he, 'open your winder of a mornin' et ary season, and you'll larn thet the best of perfooms is jest fresh air, _fresh air_, 'sez he, emphysizin', 'athout no mixtur."