of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.
characterized by the presence of verdure.
made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad.
not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged: This peach is still green.
unseasoned; not dried or cured: green lumber.
immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: a green worker.
simple; unsophisticated; gullible; easily fooled.
fresh, recent, or new: an insult still green in his mind.
full of life and vigor; young: a man ripe in years but green in heart.
environmentally sound or beneficial: green computers.
(of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due especially to a lack of maturity.
freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.
not fired, as bricks or pottery.
(of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened.
(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.
a color intermediate in the spectrum between yellow and blue, an effect of light with a wavelength between 500 and 570 nanometers; found in nature as the color of most grasses and leaves while growing, of some fruits while ripening, and of the sea.
Art. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments.
green coloring matter, as paint or dye.
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.
grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.
a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common.
Also called putting green. Golf. the area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole.
a shooting range for archery.
Informal. green light (def. 1).
Green, a member of the Green party (in Germany).
to become or make green.
Informal. to restore the vitality of: Younger executives are greening corporate managements.
Idioms about green
- green·age, noun
- green·ly, adverb
- non·green, adjective
- out·green, verb (used with object)
- un·greened, adjective
Other definitions for Green (2 of 2)
Henrietta Howland Robinson "Hetty", 1835–1916, U.S. financier.
Henry Henry Vincent Yorke, 1905–73, English novelist.
John Richard, 1837–83, English historian.
Julian, 1900–1998, French writer, born in U.S.
Paul Eliot, 1894–1981, U.S. playwright, novelist, and teacher.
William, 1873–1952, U.S. labor leader: president of the A.F.L. 1924–52.
a river flowing S from W Wyoming to join the Colorado River in SE Utah. 730 miles (1,175 km) long.
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How to use green in a sentence
Greens also were less than enthusiastic about new massive public works.
I remember them coming over all adorable with mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson | Alex Suskind | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The salmon is presented atop a mound of sautéed vegetables: mushrooms, peppers, squash, onions, leafy greens, and herbs.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café | Jane & Michael Stern | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Greens Powder - I try to eat lots of dark leafy greens in my diets but somedays are more difficult than others.These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet | Ari Meisel | December 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The point of the Santa Claus myth is to compel children to play nice, finish their greens, and go to bed early.
One of the men told with much relish how he had found enough dandelions for a "mess o' greens."Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
Underneath them, a great rug in the center transformed the floor with the heavy faded yellows and greens of its rich softness.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
Potatoes are becoming as common in France as in England, and the greens of all sorts are to the full as good.
Captain Winfree, straight in his scarlet-trimmed winter greens, tapped the toe of one boot with his swagger-stick.The Great Potlatch Riots | Allen Kim Lang
I des wish you look at dat pone er co'n-bread, honey, en dem ar greens, en see ef dey aint got Remus writ some'rs on um.Nights With Uncle Remus | Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for green (1 of 2)
any of a group of colours, such as that of fresh grass, that lie between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum in the wavelength range 575–500 nanometres. Green is the complementary colour of magenta and with red and blue forms a set of primary colours: Related adjective: verdant
a dye or pigment of or producing these colours
something of the colour green
a small area of grassland, esp in the centre of a village
an area of ground used for a purpose: a putting green
the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration
(sometimes capital) a person, esp a politician, who supports environmentalist issues (see sense 13)
slang marijuana of low quality
(plural) slang sexual intercourse
of the colour green
greenish in colour or having parts or marks that are greenish: a green monkey
(sometimes capital) concerned with or relating to conservation of the world's natural resources and improvement of the environment: green policies; the green consumer
vigorous; not faded: a green old age
envious or jealous
immature, unsophisticated, or gullible
characterized by foliage or green plants: a green wood; a green salad
fresh, raw, or unripe: green bananas
unhealthily pale in appearance: he was green after his boat trip
denoting a unit of account that is adjusted in accordance with fluctuations between the currencies of the EU nations and is used to make payments to agricultural producers within the EU: green pound
(of pottery) not fired
(of meat) not smoked or cured; unprocessed: green bacon
metallurgy (of a product, such as a sand mould or cermet) compacted but not yet fired; ready for firing
(of timber) freshly felled; not dried or seasoned
(of concrete) not having matured to design strength
to make or become green
- greenish, adjective
- greenly, adverb
- greenness, noun
- greeny, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Green (2 of 2)
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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Other 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
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