/freS/ adjective
1 NEW new or recently made, added etc to replace something or add to it: I'll just make some fresh coffee. | There's been no fresh news of the fighting since yesterday. | a fresh attempt/look/approach etc (=done again in a new way): We need to have a fresh look at the problem. | fresh information/evidence/facts (=new facts etc that change a situation): This fresh evidence may prove his innocence. | a fresh sheet/copy/page/towel etc (=clean, new, and not used before): You'll have to start again on a fresh sheet of paper.
a) fresh food is good because it was very recently produced, picked, or prepared: Let's eat the bread while it's still fresh. | Did you get fresh or frozen peas? | fresh from the oven/sea/garden etc: The beans are picked fresh from the garden.
b) fresh flowers have recently been picked
3 COOL/CLEAN looking, feeling or tasting pleasantly clean or cool: the fresh coolness of the air after rain | a fresh clean taste
4 NOT TIRED full of energy because you are not tired: Somehow she managed to seem fresh and lively even at the end of the day.
5 fresh air air that is outside a building or town, and is cleaner: Let's open the windows and have some fresh air in here!
6 fresh from/fresh out of sth having just finished your education or training, and not having a lot of experience: a pleasant young man, fresh from university
7 WEATHER wind or weather that is fresh is cold: It's a bit fresh today.
8 WATER fresh water contains no salt
9 be fresh out of sth AmE spoken to have just used your last supplies of something: I'm fresh out of cough drops - I'll have to stop at the drug store.
10 a fresh complexion healthy-looking skin on your face
11 fresh-made/fresh-cut/fresh-grated especially AmE having just been made, cut etc: fresh-ground coffee
—see also: freshly
12 fresh as a daisy informal not tired and ready to do things
13 fresh in your/their mind recent enough to be remembered clearly: She wants to write about her visit while it's still fresh in her mind.
14 make a fresh start to start something again in a completely new and different way after being unsuccessful: After the accident, they decided to make a fresh start in another town.
15 get/be fresh with sb
a) to behave or speak rudely or without respect for someone: Don't you get fresh with me, son!
b) to show someone in a rudely confident way that you think they are sexually attractive: He started getting fresh with me.
— freshness noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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