Definition of Green

1. Adjective. Of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass. "Green paint"

Exact synonyms: Dark-green, Greenish, Light-green
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Greenness, Greenishness

2. Verb. Turn or become green. "The trees are greening"
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Greenery, Greening

3. Noun. Green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass.

4. Adjective. Concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party.
Partainyms: Green Party

5. Noun. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area. "They went for a walk in the park"
Exact synonyms: Common, Commons, Park
Specialized synonyms: Amusement Park, Funfair, Pleasure Ground, Village Green
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract
Group relationships: Populated Area, Urban Area
Specialized synonyms: Central Park
Derivative terms: Common

6. Adjective. Not fully developed or mature; not ripe. "Green wood"
Exact synonyms: Immature, Unripe, Unripened
Similar to: Unaged
Derivative terms: Greenness, Immatureness, Immaturity
Antonyms: Ripe

7. Noun. United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952).
Exact synonyms: William Green
Generic synonyms: Labor Leader

8. Adjective. Looking pale and unhealthy. "Green around the gills"
Similar to: Ill, Sick

9. Noun. An environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party.
Group relationships: Green Party
Generic synonyms: Conservationist, Environmentalist

10. Adjective. Naive and easily deceived or tricked. "At that early age she had been gullible and in love"
Exact synonyms: Fleeceable, Gullible
Similar to: Naif, Naive
Derivative terms: Gullibility

11. Noun. A river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River.
Exact synonyms: Green River
Group relationships: Beehive State, Mormon State, Ut, Utah, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River

12. Noun. An area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course. "The ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"
Exact synonyms: Putting Green, Putting Surface
Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site

13. Noun. Any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables.

14. Noun. Street names for ketamine.

Definition of Green

1. a. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.

2. n. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.

3. v. t. To make green.

4. v. i. To become or grow green.

Definition of Green

1. Proper noun. (surname common English from=Middle English) ¹

2. Adjective. Having green as its color. ¹

3. Adjective. Sickly, unwell. ¹

4. Adjective. Inexperienced. ¹

5. Adjective. Environmentally friendly. ¹

6. Adjective. (figuratively) Overcome with envy. ¹

7. Adjective. (cricket) Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture ¹

8. Adjective. (dated) Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.“unsmoked bacon used to be called green bacon, though the term is losing currency” [ Delia Online: Bacon, including gammon] ¹

9. Adjective. Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen. ¹

10. Adjective. (context: wine) Of wine, high or too high in acidity. ¹

11. Adjective. Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy. ¹

12. Adjective. Naïve or unaware of obvious facts. ¹

13. Noun. The colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters. ¹

14. Noun. (politics sometimes capitalised) A member of a green party; an environmentalist. ¹

15. Noun. (golf) A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole. ¹

16. Noun. (context: bowls) The surface upon which bowls is played. ¹

17. Noun. (context: snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points. ¹

18. Noun. (British) a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement. ¹

19. Noun. (British slang uncountable) marijuana. ¹

20. Noun. (US uncountable) Money. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To make (something) green, to turn (something) green. ¹

22. Verb. To become or grow green in colour. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive) To add greenspaces to (a town). ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive) To become environmentally aware. ¹

25. Verb. (transitive) To make (something) environmentally friendly. ¹

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Definition of Green

1. of the color of growing foliage [adj GREENER, GREENEST] / to become green [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: green

Medical Definition of Green

1. 1. Having the colour of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that colour of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald. 2. Having a sickly colour; wan. "To look so green and pale." (Shak) 3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound. "As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . The greenest usurpation." (Burke) 4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc. 5. Not roasted; half raw. "We say the meat is green when half roasted." (L. Watts) 6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment. "I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my gray hairs." (Sir W. Scott) 7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc. Green brier, a common European woodpecker (Picus viridis); called also yaffle. Origin: OE. Grene, AS. Gr?ne; akin to D. Groen, OS. Gr?ni, OHG. Gruoni, G. Gr?n, Dan. & Sw. Gr?n, Icel. Gr?nn; fr. The root of E. Grow. See Grow. 1. The colour of growing plants; the colour of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green. "O'er the smooth enameled green." (Milton) 3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; usually in the plural. "In that soft season when descending showers Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers." (Pope) 4. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc, which in their green state are boiled for food. 5. Any substance or pigment of a green colour. Alkali green, a green pigment, consisting essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; called also Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments called parrot green, pickel green, Brunswick green, nereid green, or emerald green. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Green

greek world
green (current term)
green-backed firecrown
green-eyed monster
green-ink brigade
green-ink letter

Literary usage of Green

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"One general exception, however, should be noted; viz., that shallow water near shore is usually green, even in warm seas, on account of the large amount of ..."

2. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"The extinction angle is as high as 37', and the mineral often encloses crystals of apatite, a yellowish green, b yellowish, С green. ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1828)
"The whole encircled by four flowery ornaments of red, green, and gold, connected by ... 2; surrounded by a sort of wreath of fanciful flowers (red, green, ..."

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