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
Definition for greens (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for greens
Greens also were less than enthusiastic about new massive public works.
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|DAILY BEAST
The point of the Santa Claus myth is to compel children to play nice, finish their greens, and go to bed early.
In short, the Greens are asking the court to classify for-profit corporations as having religious consciences.Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?|Jamelle Bouie|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Iridescent colors came in combinations of deep reds, purples, golds, and greens.
This is the locust tree, and May is its time for leafing out in the tenderest of greens.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
Lawns, hedges, vines, and all the greens seemed washed and preened to meet the sun.She Buildeth Her House|Will Comfort
They have greens and vegetables at all times and seasons of the year.Twelve Years a Slave|Solomon Northup
I never knew why Greens history thrilled me with the vigor of romance until I read his biography.Optimism|Helen Keller
Wild onions are excellent as antiscorbutics; also wild grapes and greens.The Prairie Traveler|Randolph Marcy
British Dictionary definitions for greens (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 greens (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with greens
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener