green

[ green ]
/ grin /

adjective, green·er, green·est.

noun

verb (used with or without object)

to become or make green.
Informal. to restore the vitality of: Younger executives are greening corporate managements.

Idioms

    read the green, to inspect a golf green, analyzing its slope and surface, so as to determine the difficulties to be encountered when putting.

Origin of green

before 900; Middle English, Old English grēne; cognate with German grün; akin to grow

Related forms

Definition for green (2 of 2)

Green

[ green ]
/ grin /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for green (1 of 2)

green

/ (ɡriːn) /

noun

adjective

verb

to make or become green

Derived Forms

greenish, adjectivegreenly, adverbgreenness, noungreeny, adjective

Word Origin for green

Old English grēne; related to Old High German gruoni; see grow

British Dictionary definitions for green (2 of 2)

Green

/ (ɡriːn) /

noun

Henry, real name Henry Vincent Yorke . 1905–73, British novelist: author of Living (1929), Loving (1945), and Back (1946)
John Richard. 1837–83, British historian; author of A Short History of the English People (1874)
T (homas) H (ill). 1836–82, British idealist philosopher. His chief work, Prolegomena to Ethics, was unfinished at his death
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Idioms and Phrases with green

green


In addition to the idioms beginning with green

  • green about the gills
  • green light, the
  • green thumb
  • green with envy

also see:

  • grass is always greener
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