Green Definition

grēn
greened, greenest, greening, greens, greener
noun
greens
The color of growing grass; any color between blue and yellow in the spectrum: green can be produced by blending blue and yellow pigments.
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Any green pigment or dye.
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Green leaves, branches, etc., used for ornamentation.
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Anything colored green, as clothing.
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A grassy lawn or plot, especially:
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adjective
greenest, greener
Of the color that is characteristic of growing grass.
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Overspread with or characterized by green plants or foliage.
A green field.
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Made of green-leaved vegetables.
Green salad.
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Characterized by mild or temperate weather.
A green climate.
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Keeping the green grass of summer; without snow; mild.
A green December.
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verb
To become green.
The rains came, and the grass greened.
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To make or become green.
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To design or organize so as to be beneficial or less harmful to the environment, especially in reducing the amount of pollution created.
Efforts to green the economy.
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Synonyms:
  • patinize
proper name
(pseud. of Henry Vincent Yorke) 1905-73; Eng. novelist.
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1873-1952; U.S. labor leader.
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River flowing from W Wyo. south into the Colorado River in SE Utah: 730 mi (1,175 km)
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pronoun

A common English surname​.

Wiktionary

(law) Abbreviation of Greenland.

Wiktionary
idiom
green around
  • Pale or sickly in appearance.
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green with envy
  • very envious
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Other Word Forms of Green

Noun

Singular:
green
Plural:
greens

Adjective

Base Form:
green
Comparative:
greener
Superlative:
greenest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Green

Origin of Green

  • From Middle English grene, from Old English grēne, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz (compare West Frisian grien, Dutch groen, Low German grön, green, greun, German grün, Swedish grön Danish grøn), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrōni- (compare Old Church Slavonic грань (granĭ, “branch”)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁ (“to grow”). More at grow.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English grene from Old English grēne ghrē- in Indo-European roots N., sense 7 translation of German (die) Grünen (the) Greens from grün green

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour.

    From Wiktionary

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