freshman

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Freshman \Fresh"man\, noun; pl. {Freshmen}. A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his first year in a high school, college, or university.

Syn: frosh.

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

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

freshman

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {freshman}, {first-year}]

noun

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

2: any new participant in some activity [syn: {newcomer}, {fledgling}, {fledgeling}, {starter}, {neophyte}, {freshman}, {newbie}, {entrant}]


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