Associations to the word «Freshman»


FRESHMAN, noun. (obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
FRESHMAN, noun. (US) A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.
FRESHMAN FIFTEEN, noun. (colloquial) (US) (Canada) Amount of weight (thought to be 15 pounds) gained by a student during their first year of college.

Dictionary definition

FRESHMAN, noun. A first-year undergraduate.
FRESHMAN, noun. Any new participant in some activity.
FRESHMAN, adjective. Used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college); "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King