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1. A student in the first-year class of a high school, college, or university. See Usage Note at chairman.
2. A beginner; a novice.
n., pl. -men,
1. a student in the first year at a university, college, or high school.
2. a novice; beginner.adj.
3. of or characteristic of a freshman.
usage: See -man.
A student in the first year at a school, college, or university.
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|Noun||1.||freshman - a first-year undergraduate|
|2.||freshman - any new participant in some activity|
|Adj.||1.||freshman - used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college); "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college"|
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
n pl <-men> (US Univ) → Erstsemester nt (inf); (Sch) → Frischling m (inf)