The rains came, and the grass greened.
Grass greened the hills.
Efforts to green the economy.
A green December.
A village green.
An example of green is the color of grass.
An example of something green is grass.
An example of green used as an adjective is a green action, such as recycling.
An example of to green is for dying grass to get its life back.
- The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.
- Leafy plants or plant parts eaten as vegetables.
- A grassy area located usually at the center of a city or town and set aside for common use; a common.
- (sports) A putting green.
- Not dried or aged.Green wood.
- Not cured or tanned.Green pelts.
- Pale or sickly in appearance.
- very envious
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of green
- 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
- 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.