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.

Nearby words

  1. greeked text,
  2. greeley,
  3. greeley, horace,
  4. greely,
  5. greely, adolphus washington,
  6. green about the gills,
  7. green alga,
  8. green algae,
  9. green audit,
  10. green bag

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

Green

[ green ]
/ grin /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for green

green

/ (ɡriːn) /

noun

adjective

verb

to make or become green
Derived Formsgreenish, adjectivegreenly, adverbgreenness, noungreeny, adjective

Word Origin for green

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

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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Word Origin and History for green
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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