HyperDic: freshman

English > 3 senses of the word freshman:
NOUNperson freshman, freshera first-year undergraduate
person freshman, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, newbie, entrantany new participant in some activity
ADJECTIVEallfreshman, first-yearused of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
freshman > pronunciation
Soundsfreh'shmahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > freshman: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college).
Examples
  • "a freshman senator"
  • "freshman year in high school or college"
Synonymfirst-year
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Broaderfirstpreceding all others in time or space or degree
English > freshman: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA first-year undergraduate.
Synonymfresher
Broaderlowerclassman, underclassmanAn undergraduate who is not yet a senior
Spanishmechón, novato, nuevo
Catalanestudiant universitari de primer any, nou
English > freshman: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAny new participant in some activity.
Synonymsnewcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, newbie, entrant
Narrowerrecruit, enlisteeAny new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Broadernovice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatesomeone new to a field / field or activity
Spanishnewbie, novato, nuevo, recién llegado
Catalanneòfit, nouvingut, principiant

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