adjective, green·er, green·est.
- (of sand) sufficiently moist to form a compact lining for a mold without further treatment.
- (of a casting) as it comes from the mold.
- (of a powder, in powder metallurgy) unsintered.
- fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration; wreaths.
- the leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or cabbage, used for food.
- a blue-green uniform of the U.S. Army.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of green
Definition for green (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for green
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.
It’s cool because Trenchmouth opened for Green Day in the early ‘90s in Wisconsin.
I just did one [Geezer] with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.
It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
Overhead and round him were the quiet hills and the green fields.The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's|David Masson
Hyson tea and Souchong mixed together, half and half, is a pleasant beverage, and is more healthy than green tea alone.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
The sight is perfectly dazzling; the plain, as far as the eye can reach, extending in the same bespangled carpet of red and green.Parsons on the Rose|Samuel Browne Parsons
Green woods and green shades about here are more like Cobham, in Kent, than anything we dream of at the foot of Alpine passes.A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land|William R. Hughes
There were some ladies on the lawn in pretty blue and green dresses.New Treasure Seekers|E. (Edith) Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for green (1 of 2)
- the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
- freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration
Derived Formsgreenish, adjectivegreenly, adverbgreenness, noungreeny, adjective
Word Origin for green
British Dictionary definitions for green (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with green
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener