FRESH, a. Eng. rush, which gives the radical sense, though it may not be the same word.
1. Moving with celerity; brisk; strong; somewhat vehement; as a fresh breeze; fresh wind; the primary sense.
2. Having the color and appearance of young thrifty plants; lively; not impaired or faded; as when we say, the fields look fresh and green.
3. Having the appearance of a healthy youth; florid; ruddy; as a fresh-colored young man.
4. New; recently grown; as fresh vegetables.
5. New; recently made or obtained. We have a fresh supply of goods from the manufactory, or from India; fresh tea; fresh raisins.
6. Not impaired by time; not forgotten or obliterated. The story is fresh in my mind; the ideas are fresh in my recollection.
7. Not salt; as fresh water; fresh meat.
8. Recently from the well or spring; pure and cool; not warm or vapid. Bring a glass of fresh water.
9. In a state like that of recent growth or recentness; as, to preserve flowers and fruit fresh.
Fresh as April, sweet as May.
10. Repaired from loss or diminution; having new vigor. He rose fresh for the combat.
11. New; that has lately come or arrived; as fresh news; fresh dispatches.
12. Sweet; in a good state; not stale.
13. Unpracticed; unused; not before employed; as a fresh hand on board of a ship.
14. Moderately rapid; as, the ship makes fresh way.
FRESH, n. A freshet.