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 for fresher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fresh \Fresh\ (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. Fresher
     (fr[e^]sh"[~e]r); superl. Freshest.] [OE. fresch, AS.
     fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk,
     Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr
     fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske, fresche,
     F. frais, fem. fra[^i]che, which are of German origin. Cf.
     Fraischeur, Fresco, Frisk.]
     1. Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong;
        unimpaired; sound.
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     2. New; original; additional. "Fear of fresh mistakes." --Sir
        W. Scott.
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              A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the
              limbs.                                --Landor.
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     3. 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.
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     4. Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs. --Shak.
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     5. In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated;
        uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship.
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     6. 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.
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     7. 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.
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     Fresh breeze (Naut.), a breeze between a moderate and a
        strong breeze; one blowinq about twenty miles an hour.
     Fresh gale, a gale blowing about forty-five miles an hour.
     Fresh way (Naut.), increased speed.
     Syn: Sound; unimpaired; recent; unfaded: ruddy; florid;
          sweet; good: inexperienced; unpracticed: unused; lively;
          vigorous; strong.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  fresher \fresher\ n.
     a first-year undergraduate. [Brit. slang]
     Syn: freshman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a first-year undergraduate [syn: freshman, fresher]

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