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)
Words nearby green
Idioms for green
Origin of green
OTHER WORDS FROM green
Example sentences from the Web for greener
Vitale did not always have the discipline to resist the temptation to leave for greener pastures.The Time Dick Vitale Almost Had His Own Hollywood Sitcom|Justin Green|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In many instances, the more expensive, greener versions of the basic coupes and sedans are doing well.Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show|Daniel Gross|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sharansky eventually left the party, moving on to greener pastures.
Other, greener options, like wetland restoration or oyster reefs, could also help slow waves before they reach the city.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway|Josh Dzieza|November 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Areas that have been fenced to keep out the goats, says Kröpelin, have seen vegetation rebound, and are greener than ever before.
The cars rattled along and the country grew greener and greener.Betty Leicester|Sarah Orne Jewett
A deeper shade lay under the trees and the grass on the embankment was greener.
Beneath the burden of the weary, oppressive clouds, the grass is greener and the roads more distinct.The Choice of Life|Georgette Leblanc
But your greener age and robust constitution promise longer life than will, in all human probability, be the lot of your friend.Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
There was a certain swell on, and Mr Potter, the bravest of men, grew greener and greener.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for greener (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 forms of greengreenish, adjectivegreenly, adverbgreenness, noungreeny, adjective
Word Origin for green
British Dictionary definitions for greener (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with greener
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener