Freshman class, the lowest of the four classes in an American college. [ U. S.]

(Fresh"man*ship), n. The state of being a freshman.

(Fresh"ment) n. Refreshment. [Obs.]

(Fresh"ness), n. The state of being fresh.

The Scots had the advantage both for number and freshness
of men.

And breathe the freshness of the open air.

Her cheeks their freshness lose and wonted grace.

(Fresh"-new`) a. Unpracticed. [Obs.] Shak.

(Fresh"-wa`ter) a.

1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water not salt; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh- water fish; fresh-water mussels.

2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.

3. Unskilled; raw. [Colloq.] "Fresh- water soldiers." Knolles.

Fresnel lamp
(Fres`nel" lamp" Fres'nel' lan'tern) [From Fresnel the inventor, a French physicist.] A lantern having a lamp surrounded by a hollow cylindrical Fresnel lens.

Fresnel lens
(Fres`nel" lens") [See Fresnel lamp.] (Optics) See under Lens.

(Fret) n. [Obs.] See 1st Frith.

(Fret) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fretted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fretting.] [OE. freten to eat, consume; AS. fretan, for foretan; pref. for- + etan to eat; akin to D. vreten, OHG. frezzan, G. fressen, Sw. fräta, Goth. fra-itan. See For, and Eat, v. t.]

1. To devour. [Obs.]

The sow frete the child right in the cradle.

Freshet to Frictionless

(Fresh"et) n. [OE. fresche flood + -et. See Fresh, a.]

1. A stream of fresh water. [Obs.] Milton.

2. A flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation.

Cracked the sky, as ice in rivers
When the freshet is at highest.

(Fresh"ly), adv. In a fresh manner; vigorously; newly, recently; brightly; briskly; coolly; as, freshly gathered; freshly painted; the wind blows freshly.

Looks he as freshly as he did?

(Fresh"man) n.; pl. Freshmen A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his first year in a college or university.

He drank his glass and cracked his joke,
And freshmen wondered as he spoke.

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