What is the difference between freshment and fresh?

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Freshment is a derived term of fresh.

As nouns the difference between freshment and fresh

is that freshment is (obsolete) freshment while fresh is a rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.

As a adjective fresh is

newly produced or obtained or fresh can be rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.




  • (obsolete) freshment
  • (Webster 1913)



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fresch, fersch, from (etyl) .


  • Newly produced or obtained.
  • He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.
    I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.
  • Not cooked, dried, frozen, or spoiled.
  • After taking a beating in the boxing ring, the left side of his face looked like fresh meat.
    I brought home from the market a nice bunch of fresh spinach leaves straight from the farm.
    a glass of fresh milk
  • (of plant material) Still green and not dried.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • Refreshing or cool.
  • What a nice fresh breeze.
  • (of water) Without salt; not saline.
  • After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.
  • * (?), The World Encompassed , Nicholas Bourne (publisher, 1628), page 49:
  • There we made our ?hip fa?t with foure ropes, in ?mooth water, and the fre?h water ranne downe out of the hill into the ?ea,
  • * 1820 , William Scoresby, An Account of the Arctic Regions , Archibald Constable & Co., page 230:
  • When dissolved, it produces water sometimes perfectly fresh , and sometimes saltish;
  • * 2009 , Adele Pillitteri, Maternal and Child Health Nursing , Sixth Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN 9781582559995, page 1557:
  • Additional changes that occur when water enters the lungs depend on whether the water is fresh or salt.
  • Rested; not tired or fatigued.
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  • Before the match, Hodgson had expressed the hope that his players would be fresh rather than rusty after an 18-day break from league commitments because of two successive postponements.
  • In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.
  • a fresh hand on a ship
  • youthful; florid
  • * Shakespeare
  • these fresh nymphs
    * See also
    * stale
    Derived terms
    * afresh * fresh air * fresh as a daisy * fresh bean * fresh country eggs * fresh breeze * fresh fish * fresh food * fresh frozen plasma * fresh gale * fresh ground/fresh-ground * fresh legs * fresh-new * fresh off the boat * fresh out of * fresh start * fresh water/freshwater * freshen * fresher * freshly * freshman * freshment * freshness * hotter than a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire * refresh * refreshing


  • A rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.
  • * 1834 , David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (Nebraska, 1987), page 21:
  • They went on very well with their work until it was nigh done, when there came the second epistle to Noah's fresh , and away went their mill, shot, lock, and barrel.
  • A stream or spring of fresh water.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show him / Where the quick freshes are.
  • The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.
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  • Etymology 2

    1848, US slang, probably from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.
  • No one liked his fresh comments.
  • Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.
  • Hey, don't get fresh with me!
    Derived terms
    * fresher * freshness * get fresh
    * See also