(noun, 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

Similar word(s): first


1. a first-year undergraduate

Similar word(s): fresher

Definition categories: person, lowerclassman, underclassman

2. any new participant in some activity

Similar word(s): entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter

Definition categories: person, beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

Sentences with freshman as a noun:

- At the time I was a wide-eyed freshman, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical.