fresher


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fresh

 (frĕsh)
adj. fresh·er, fresh·est
1.
a. New to one's experience; not encountered before: fresh evidence.
b. Unusual or different: a fresh approach on the problem. See Synonyms at new.
2.
a. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled: fresh bread.
b. Not preserved, as by canning, smoking, or freezing: fresh vegetables.
3. Not saline or salty: fresh water.
4.
a. Not yet used or soiled; clean: a fresh sheet of paper.
b. Free from impurity or pollution; pure: fresh air.
c. Not dull or faded: a fresh memory.
d. Newly applied, especially to restore or enhance: a fresh coat of paint.
5. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk: a fresh wind.
6.
a. Having just arrived: fashions fresh from Paris.
b. Untried or trained but not experienced: fresh volunteers.
7.
a. Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed: I was fresh as a daisy after the nap.
b. Rested and ready for a long ride. Used of horses.
c. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth: a fresh complexion.
8. Having recently calved and therefore producing milk. Used of a cow.
9. Informal Lacking respectful restraint; impudent: Don't get fresh with me!
10. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
adv.
Recently; newly: fresh out of milk; muffins baked fresh daily.
n.
1. The early part: the fresh of the day.
2. A freshet.

[Middle English, from Old English fersc, pure, not salty, and from Old French freis (feminine fresche), new, recent, of Germanic origin.]

fresh′ly adv.
fresh′ness n.

fresher

(ˈfrɛʃə) or

freshman

n, pl -ers or -men
(Education) a first-year student at college or university
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fresher - a first-year undergraduatefresher - a first-year undergraduate    
lowerclassman, underclassman - an undergraduate who is not yet a senior
Translations

fresher

[ˈfreʃəʳ]
A. (Brit) (Univ) N
see freshman
B. CPD freshers' week Nsemana f de bienvenida para nuevos universitarios

fresher

[ˈfrɛʃər] n (British) = freshmanfreshers' week n (British)semaine f d'accueil des étudiants

fresher

n (Brit Univ inf) → Erstsemester nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
As for my affections, battered and exhausted as they ought to have been in many literary passions, they never went out with fresher enjoyment than they did to the charming story of 'L'Ami Fritz,' which, when I merely name it, breathes the spring sun and air about me, and fills my senses with the beauty and sweetness of cherry blossoms.
The villa had been repainted and decorated, and it looked fresher, and even, to their preoccupied minds, appeared more attractive than ever.
Yet, as the ever-woven verdant warp and woof intermixed and hummed around him, the mighty idler seemed the cunning weaver; himself all woven over with the vines; every month assuming greener, fresher verdure; but himself a skeleton.
They had, therefore, many acquaintances in common; and though Wickham had been little there since the death of Darcy's father, it was yet in his power to give her fresher intelligence of her former friends than she had been in the way of procuring.
We may," he replied; "but you will find that the Sagoths can move with incredible swiftness, and as they are almost tireless they are doubtless much fresher than we.
Her beauty was still the object of desire, though greater beauty, or a fresher object, might have been more so; but the little abatement which fruition had occasioned to this was highly overbalanced by the considerations of the affection which she visibly bore him, and of the situation into which he had brought her.
He had eaten nothing for a whole day, he had not slept for two nights, had spent several hours undressed in the frozen air, and felt not simply fresher and stronger than ever, but felt utterly independent of his body; he moved without muscular effort, and felt as if he could do anything.
Fresh was Phoebe, moreover, and airy and sweet in her apparel; as if nothing that she wore--neither her gown, nor her small straw bonnet, nor her little kerchief, any more than her snowy stockings--had ever been put on before; or, if worn, were all the fresher for it, and with a fragrance as if they had lain among the rose-buds.
It is not so buried in trees,' I replied, 'and it is not quite so large, but you can see the country beautifully all round; and the air is healthier for you - fresher and drier.
All in vain did I shriek aloud with rage and despair, reproaching myself for the love of gain and adventure which had brought me to such a pass, but at length, growing calmer, I took up my bread and water, and wrapping my face in my mantle I groped my way towards the end of the cavern, where the air was fresher.
I went through gallery after gallery, dusty, silent, often ruinous, the exhibits sometimes mere heaps of rust and lignite, sometimes fresher.
They spurred on to overtake him; but he was better mounted on a fresher steed, and kept at a wary distance, reconnoitring them with evident distrust; for the wild dress of the free trappers, their leggings, blankets, and cloth caps garnished with fur and topped off with feathers, even their very elf-locks and weather-bronzed complexions, gave them the look of Indians rather than white men, and made him mistake them for a war party of some hostile tribe.