- fresh [ freʃ ] adjective ***▸ 1 food: recently prepared▸ 2 flowers: recently picked▸ 3 recently done/made etc.▸ 4 clearly new and different▸ 5 smelling/tasting natural▸ 6 clean/bright/attractive▸ 7 water: with no salt▸ 8 with feeling of energy▸ 9 behaving rudely▸ 10 cold and windy▸ 11 recently arrived▸ + PHRASES1. ) fresh food has been recently picked, caught, or prepared:Fresh salmon is much nicer than frozen.You can use fresh or tinned tomatoes for this recipe.fresh from/out of: Our vegetables are fresh from the garden.a ) still good to eat because of being prepared or produced recently:Cooked meat will keep fresh for several days in the fridge.─ opposite STALE2. ) fresh flowers have been recently PICKED (=taken from the place they were growing in)3. ) recently done, made, or experienced:fresh footprints in the snowThe details are still fresh in my mind.4. ) usually before noun clearly new and different:We need a completely fresh approach to the problem.The program takes a fresh look at this difficult issue.a ) replacing or adding to a previous thing or amount:The police made a fresh appeal for witnesses.I've put fresh towels in your room.5. ) if something smells or tastes fresh, it smells or tastes pleasant and clean:The air smelled clean and fresh after the smoky little hut.I like drinks with a fresh lemony flavor.6. ) clean, bright, and attractive in appearance:His cotton shirt looked crisp and fresh.her lovely fresh complexiona ) used about colors:The walls were painted in a lovely fresh blue.7. ) fresh water is water in lakes and rivers that does not contain any salt8. ) if you feel fresh, you have a lot of energy: REFRESHED9. ) INFORMAL behaving in a way that is rude or does not show respect to someone: CHEEKY, FAMILIARa ) behaving in a way that is slightly rude but shows that you are sexually attracted to someone10. ) if the weather is fresh, it is fairly cold and the wind is blowing─ opposite HUMID11. ) fresh from/out of if someone is fresh from a particular place or situation, they have recently come from there:He was just a kid, fresh out of law school.He came to Wimbledon fresh from his victory in the American Open.as fresh as a daisylooking or feeling completely freshfresh out of something INFORMALused for saying that you have just finished all of your supply of a particular thing:I'm sorry, I'm fresh out of coffee.a fresh starta complete change in your way of life or the way you do things, especially after you have previously been unsuccessful╾ fresh|ness noun uncount
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.