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)
- greeked text,
- greeley, horace,
- greely, adolphus washington,
- green about the gills,
- green alga,
- green algae,
- green audit,
- green bag
Origin of green
Examples from the Web for greenest
The fleet of vehicles sold last month was the greenest on record.Start-Up Automaker Elio Builds Small, Cheap, Two-Seater Car|Daniel Gross|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
July proved to the greenest month ever for the American car industry—again.July was the Greenest Month Ever for U.S. Car Sales|Anna Batchelor|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
November was likely the greenest month for car sales in modern American history.
The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine the 25 cities with the greenest citizens.
Even the greenest of politicos knows that no matter the politics of the present, campaign season is just around the corner.
Every day he led his flock of sheep to the greenest pasture and then watered them at the still pools of water.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The fire would do a deal of damage along here, for even the greenest trees would be badly scorched.Frances of the Ranges|Amy Bell Marlowe
Flags and tall yellow irises and the greenest of green tufts grow in the water and about the foundations of the bridges.The Thames|G. E. Mitton
And among them, brightest and greenest of them all, the arbutus!A Little Tour In Ireland|S. Reynolds Hole
Beyond a plot of flowers, a gold-green meadow dipped to a ridge of gorse bordered by dark firs and the tips of greenest larches.Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
- the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
- freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration
Word Origin for green
Old English grene "green, young, immature, raw," earlier groeni, from West Germanic *gronja- (cf. Old Saxon grani, Old Frisian grene, Old Norse grænn, Danish grøn, Dutch groen, Old High German gruoni, German grün), from PIE root *ghre- "grow" (see grass), through sense of "color of living plants."
Meaning "a field, grassy place" was in Old English. Sense of "of tender age, youthful" is from early 15c.; hence "gullible" (c.1600). The color of jealousy at least since Shakespeare (1596); "Greensleeves," ballad of an inconstant lady-love, is from 1570s. Green light in figurative sense of "permission" is from 1937. Green and red as signals on railways first attested 1883, as nighttime substitutes for semaphore flags. Green beret originally "British commando" is from 1949. Green room "room for actors when not on stage" is from 1701; presumably a well-known one was painted green.
Old English grenian (see green (n.,adj.)). Related: Greened; greening.
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener