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Fresh vs. Old

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Freshadjective

Newly produced or obtained; recent.

‘He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.’; ‘I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.’; ‘With his recent divorce still fresh in his mind, he was unable to concentrate on his work.’;

Oldadjective

Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.

‘an old abandoned building;’; ‘an old friend’;

Freshadjective

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’;

Oldadjective

Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.

‘a wrinkled old man’;

Freshadjective

(of plant material) Still green and not dried.

Oldadjective

Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.

‘an old loaf of bread’;

Freshadjective

Invigoratingly cool and refreshing.

‘What a nice fresh breeze.’;

Oldadjective

Of an item that has been used and so is not new unused.

‘I find that an old toothbrush is good to clean the keyboard with.’;

Freshadjective

(of water) Without salt; not saline.

‘After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.’;

Oldadjective

Having existed or lived for the specified time.

‘How old are they? She’s five years old and he's seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old child.’; ‘My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old.’;

Freshadjective

Rested; not tired or fatigued.

Oldadjective

(heading) Of an earlier time.

Freshadjective

In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.

‘a fresh hand on a ship’;

Oldadjective

Former, previous.

‘My new car is not as good as my old one.’; ‘a school reunion for Old Etonians’;

Freshadjective

Youthful; florid.

Oldadjective

That is no longer in existence.

‘The footpath follows the route of an old railway line.’;

Freshadjective

(slang) Good, fashionable.

‘a fresh pair of sneakers’;

Oldadjective

Obsolete; out-of-date.

‘That is the old way of doing things; now we do it this way.’;

Freshadjective

Tipsy; drunk.

Oldadjective

Familiar.

‘When he got drunk and quarrelsome they just gave him the old heave-ho.’;

Freshadjective

Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.

‘No one liked his fresh comments.’;

Oldadjective

Tiresome.

‘Your constant pestering is getting old.’;

Freshadjective

Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.

‘Hey, don't get fresh with me!’;

Oldadjective

Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.

Freshadverb

recently; just recently; most recently

‘We are fresh out of milk.’;

Oldadjective

A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)

‘We're having a good old time.’; ‘My next car will be a big old SUV.’; ‘My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas.’;

Freshnoun

A rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.

Oldadjective

(obsolete) Excessive, abundant.

Freshnoun

A stream or spring of fresh water.

Oldnoun

(with "the") People who are old; old beings; the older generation, taken as a group.

‘A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.’;

Freshnoun

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.

Oldnoun

Open country.

Freshverb

(commercial fishing) To pack (fish) loosely on ice.

Oldadjective

Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.

‘Let not old age disgrace my high desire.’; ‘The melancholy news that we grow old.’;

Freshverb

To flood or dilute an area of salt water with flowing fresh water.

Oldadjective

Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.

Freshverb

(of wind) To become stronger.

Oldadjective

Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.

Freshverb

To rebore the barrel of a rifle or shotgun.

Oldadjective

Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; - designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.

‘And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?’;

Freshverb

To update.

Oldadjective

Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.

‘Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old.’;

Freshverb

To freshen up.

Oldadjective

Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.

Freshverb

To renew.

Oldadjective

Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.

Freshverb

(of a dairy cow) to give birth to a calf.

Oldadjective

More than enough; abundant.

‘If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key.’;

Freshadjective

Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.

Oldadjective

Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; - used disparagingly as a term of reproach.

Freshadjective

New; original; additional.

‘A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the limbs.’;

Oldadjective

Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.

Freshadjective

Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; as, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, meat, fruit, etc.; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; as, a fresh supply of goods; fresh tea, raisins, etc.; lately come or made public; as, fresh news; recently taken from a well or spring; as, fresh water.

Oldadjective

Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.

Freshadjective

Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs.

Oldnoun

past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')

Freshadjective

In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship.

Oldadjective

(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby';

‘an old man's eagle mind’; ‘his mother is very old’; ‘a ripe old age’; ‘how old are you?’;

Freshadjective

Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as, fresh for a combat; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk; as, a fresh wind.

Oldadjective

of long duration; not new;

‘old tradition’; ‘old house’; ‘old wine’; ‘old country’; ‘old friendships’; ‘old money’;

Freshadjective

Not salt; as, fresh water, in distinction from that which is from the sea, or brackish; fresh meat, in distinction from that which is pickled or salted.

Oldadjective

of an earlier time;

‘his old classmates’;

Freshnoun

A stream or spring of fresh water.

‘He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show himWhere the quick freshes are.’;

Oldadjective

(used for emphasis) very familiar;

‘good old boy’; ‘same old story’;

Freshnoun

A flood; a freshet.

Oldadjective

lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;

‘moth-eaten theories about race’;

Freshnoun

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.

Oldadjective

just preceding something else in time or order;

‘the previous owner’; ‘my old house was larger’;

Freshverb

To refresh; to freshen.

Oldadjective

of a very early stage in development;

‘Old English is also called Anglo Saxon’; ‘Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century’;

Freshadjective

not stale or old;

‘fresh bread’; ‘a fresh scent’;

Oldadjective

old in experience;

‘an old offender’; ‘the older soldiers’;

Freshadjective

(of a cycle) beginning or occurring again;

‘a fresh start’; ‘fresh ideas’;

Oldadjective

used informally especially for emphasis;

‘a real honest-to-god live cowboy’; ‘had us a high old time’; ‘went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel’;

Freshadjective

imparting vitality and energy;

‘the bracing mountain air’;

Oldadjective

having lived for a long time; no longer young

‘the old man lay propped up on cushions’;

Freshadjective

of a kind not seen before;

‘the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem’;

Oldadjective

made or built long ago

‘the old quarter of the town’;

Freshadjective

not canned or otherwise preserved;

‘fresh vegetables’;

Oldadjective

possessed or used for a long time

‘he gave his old clothes away’;

Freshadjective

not containing or composed of salt water;

‘fresh water’;

Oldadjective

boring or tiresome, especially as a result of repetition or overfamiliarity

‘I wish she'd shut up—it's getting old’;

Freshadjective

having recently calved and therefore able to give milk;

‘the cow is fresh’;

Oldadjective

having the characteristics or showing the signs of age

‘he complained of being old beyond his years’;

Freshadjective

with restored energy

Oldadjective

belonging to the past; former

‘valuation under the old rating system was inexact’;

Freshadjective

not soured or preserved;

‘sweet milk’;

Oldadjective

used to refer to a thing which has been replaced by something similar

‘we moved back into our old house’;

Freshadjective

free from impurities;

‘clean water’; ‘fresh air’;

Oldadjective

dating from far back; long-established or known

‘we greeted each other like old friends’; ‘I get sick of the same old routine’;

Freshadjective

not artificial;

‘fresh cut flowers’;

Oldadjective

denoting someone who formerly attended a specified school

‘an old Etonian’;

Freshadjective

not yet used or soiled;

‘a fresh shirt’; ‘a fresh sheet of paper’; ‘an unused envelope’;

Oldadjective

(of a form of a language) as used in former or earliest times.

Freshadjective

improperly forward or bold;

‘don't be fresh with me’; ‘impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup’; ‘an impudent boy given to insulting strangers’;

Oldadjective

of a specified age

‘a seven-month-old baby’; ‘he was fourteetn years old’;

Freshadverb

very recently;

‘they are newly married’; ‘newly raised objections’; ‘a newly arranged hairdo’; ‘grass new washed by the rain’; ‘a freshly cleaned floor’; ‘we are fresh out of tomatoes’;

Oldadjective

a person or animal of the age specified

‘a nineteen-year-old’;

Oldadjective

used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt

‘good old Mum’; ‘I didn't like playing with silly old dolls’;

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