green meaning

[ gri:n ] Pronunciation:   "green" in a sentence
Adjective: green (greener,greenest)  green
  1. Of the colour between blue and yellow in the colour spectrum; similar to the colour of fresh grass
    "a green tree"; "green fields"; "green paint"
    - greenish, light-green, dark-green, greeny 
  2. Not damaging to the environment, or directed at preventing environmental damage
    - environmentally-friendly, eco-friendly 
  3. Concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party 
  4. Not fully developed or mature; not ripe
    "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
    - unripe, unripened, immature 
  5. Looking pale and unhealthy
    "you're looking green"; "green around the gills" 
  6. Naive and easily deceived or tricked
    - fleeceable, gullible
Noun: green  green
  1. Green colour or pigment; resembling the colour of growing grass
    - greenness, viridity 
  2. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    - park, commons, common 
  3. An area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
    "the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"
    - putting green, putting surface 
  4. Any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
    - greens, leafy vegetable 
  5. Street names for ketamine
    - K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, cat valium, super C
Verb: green  green
  1. Turn or become green
    "The trees are greening"
Noun: Green  green
  1. An environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party 
  2. United States labour leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)
    - William Green 
  3. A river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    - Green River

Derived forms: greening, greener, greened, Greens, greenest, greens

See also: chromatic, Green Party, greenery, greening, greenly, greenness, greenside, ill, naif, naïf, naive, naïve, sick, unaged

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], conservationist, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], eco-warrior, environmentalist, Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride, labor leader [US], labour leader [Brit, Cdn], land site, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, river, site, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn], tract, veg, vegetable, veggie

Antonym: ripe

Part of: Beehive State, Equality State, golf course, Green Party, links course, Mormon State, populated area, urban area, UT, Utah, WY, Wyoming

Encyclopedia: Green, Green Grass of Home Green, Dan Green, Chris Green, KS Green, Herbert Green, Hamilton Green, Charles Green, Al Green, Adam Green Green, California Green, Ashbel Green, Anthony Green, Kansas Green, Stephen Green, Sherry Green, Samuel Green, Thomas Louis Green, leafy vegetables Green, leafy vegetable Green, green grass of home Green, OH Green, New Jersey Green, NJ Green, OR Green, Oregon Green, Ohio Green, Oh

[American slang]
n. money; paper money.
• How much green you got on you?
• I have so much green stuff, I don't know what to do with it.

[British slang]
Noun. Marijuana.


See green concrete.


See green lumber.


See green mortar.


See undercuring.


An open space or public park in the center of a town or village.


A bowling green or putting green.

adjective (greener, greenest)

not harming the environment; concerned with the protection of the environment, often as a political principle:

green energy/products

The company has decided to go green (= start using green policies).

We have a target of generating 10% of our energy from green sources by 2010.

the Green Party

1 : a color whose hue is somewhat less yellow than that of growing fresh grass or of the emerald or is that of the part of the spectrum lying between blue and yellow
2 : a pigment or dye that colors green —see JANUS GREEN
1 : of the color green
2 of a wound : being recently incurred and unhealed
3 of hemolytic streptococci : tending to produce green pigment when cultured on blood media

<language> A language proposed by Cii Honeywell-Bull to meet the DoD Ironman requirements which led to Ada. This language won in 1979.


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  1. the cart creaked across the green.
  2. mrs. green : he is a very nice person.
  3. lettuce grows in "valley of green gold".
  4. everything is very green and peaceful.
  5. green and luxuriant are the pines and cypresses ..

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