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.
- green material or clothing: to be dressed in green.
- greens. Also called Army greens . a blue-green uniform of the U.S. Army.
- fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration.
- the leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or beets, used as food.
verb (used with or without object)
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Idioms for green
Origin of green
OTHER WORDS FROM green
Definition for green (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for green
But when it came time to open their own place in the spring of 2012, they decided greener pastures lay in New Jersey.
So he began to think about ways to make the homes and apartments he was constructing greener.Solar Panels Now Being Offered as a Prebuilt Feature in California|Daniel Gross|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The SUVs, coupes, and sedans that populate dealer showrooms are much greener than their antecedents.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon|Daniel Gross|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
It will hold tenaciously there, the last of its race, days after the decay of its greener and more healthy-looking mates.
Above, on the bank, and greener than the grass, grew moss at the roots of ash-stoles and wherever there was shelter.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Life wore a new aspect; the skies were bluer, the earth greener, the flowers more fragrant;—her twin-soul existed somewhere.Ruth Hall|Fanny Fern
The fields then are greener than in the heats of July and June,—they have got back the luxury of a second spring.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In Captain Wedderburn (17.1) it is death that is greener than the grass, which is equally inexplicable.Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth|Frank Sidgwick
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 forms of greengreenish, 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