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)
Origin of green
Examples from the Web for greenly
From out of the shade below the big tree they regarded me greenly—and I saw them no more.The Green Eyes of Bst|Sax Rohmer
Captain Greenly, go to quarters, and see all clear on the main-deck, to use the batteries if wanted.
Greenly instantly left the poop on this new and important duty.
Orsino turned for an overdue check on the jaygee and found him conscious, but greenly clinging to the sides of the vehicle.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
I account for the deficiencies of both the French and Spanish marines something in this way, Greenly.
British Dictionary definitions for greenly (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 Formsgreenish, adjectivegreenly, adverbgreenness, noungreeny, adjective
Word Origin for green
British Dictionary definitions for greenly (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with greenly
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener