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[ green ]
/ grin /
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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.
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Idioms about green

Origin of green

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

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Other definitions 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 of green

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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