—n. 1. a student in the first year of the course at a university, college, or high school.
2. a novice; beginner.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a freshman: to outgrow one's freshman attitudes. 2. lacking seniority or experience; junior: a freshman senator. 3. required of or suitable for freshmen: freshman courses. 4. initial; first: This is my freshman year with the company.