[ 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 freshnessHayward.
And breathe the freshness of the open air.Dryden.
Her cheeks their freshness lose and wonted grace.Granville.
(Fresh"-new`) a. Unpracticed. [Obs.] Shak.
1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water not salt; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh- water fish;
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.
(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.
(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.Chaucer.