A green leaf against a green background.
- The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
- An example of something green is grass.
- An example of green used as an adjective is a green action, such as recycling.
- Green is defined as a color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum.
An example of green is the color of grass.
- To green is defined as to become the color between blue and yellow.
An example of to green is for dying grass to get its life back.
- of the color that is characteristic of growing grass
- overspread with or characterized by green plants or foliage: a green field
- made of green-leaved vegetables: green salad
- keeping the green grass of summer; without snow; mild: a green December
- sickly or bilious, as from illness, fear, etc.
- flourishing; active: to keep someone's memory green
- of the time of one's youth: the green years
- not mature; unripe: green bananas
- not trained; inexperienced
- easily led or deceived; simple; naive
- not dried, seasoned, or cured; unprocessed: green lumber
- fresh; new
- [oftenG-] of, relating to, or advocating ecological awareness, the preservation of natural resources, etc.: green politics
- [usuallyG-] designating or of a political party or movement having these goals
Origin of greensee green-eyedInformal jealous
Origin of greenMiddle English grene from OE, akin to German grün, Dutch groen: for Indo-European base see grow
- the color of growing grass; any color between blue and yellow in the spectrum: green can be produced by blending blue and yellow pigments
- any green pigment or dye
- anything colored green, as clothing
- [pl.] green leaves, branches, etc., used for ornamentation
- lettuce, endive, dandelion leaves, etc. eaten raw, usually with a dressing: salad greens
- leaves of the collard, turnip, etc., cooked in various ways
- an area of smooth turf set aside for special purposes: a village green
- [usuallyG-] an environmentalist; specif., a member of an environmentalist political party
- Slang money, esp. paper money: chiefly in long green and folding green
- Golf the plot of carefully tended turf immediately surrounding each of the holes to facilitate putting
green with envy
- (pseud. of Henry Vincent Yorke) 1905-73; Eng. novelist
- 1873-1952; U.S. labor leader
- The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
- Something green in color.
- greens Green growth or foliage, especially:a. The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.b. The leaves of certain plants eaten as vegetables.
- A grassy lawn or plot, especially:a. A grassy area located usually at the center of a city or town and set aside for common use; a common.b. Sports A putting green.
- greens A green uniform: “a young … sergeant in dress greens” ( Nelson DeMille )
- Slang Money.
- Green A supporter of a social and political movement that espouses global environmental protection, bioregionalism, social responsibility, and nonviolence.
- Of the color green.
- a. Abounding in or covered with green growth or foliage: the green woods.b. Made with green or leafy vegetables: a green salad.c. Characterized by mild or temperate weather: a green climate.
- a. Not mature or ripe: green tomatoes.b. Not grown up; young: still at a green age.c. Vigorous or robust: keeping one's memory green.d. Lacking training or experience. See Synonyms at young.e. Lacking sophistication or worldly experience; naive.f. Easily duped or deceived; gullible.
- Not yet fully processed, especially:a. Not dried or aged: green wood.b. Not cured or tanned: green pelts.
- a. Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others: green technology; recyclable green products.b. Favoring or supporting environmentalism: green legislators who strengthened pollution controls.
- a. Having a sickly or unhealthy appearance.b. Envious or jealous.
- Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
verbgreened, green·ing, greens
- To make green: Grass greened the hills.
- 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.
Origin of greenMiddle English grene from Old English grēne ; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 7 translation of German (die) Grünen (the) Greens from grün green
(comparative greener, superlative greenest)
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.
- A common English surname.
- (politics) Of, or pertaining, to a Green party.
- (law) Abbreviation of Greenland.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: Foreign countries and regions", Table T10.3, p. 438-443.
.green - Computer Definition
Energy efficient. Environmentally friendly. The term is applied to systems and products that save energy directly or indirectly. For example, capturing rainwater saves the energy required to pump the water from a well and also lessens flooding and other runoff problems. Products that are built with recycled materials or are more compact, more energy efficient and less wasteful of materials in general than their previous models are often labeled green. The green concept includes using less packaging materials, recycling toner cartridges and providing a return location for used batteries. Switching from paper manuals to electronic manuals is also green. See .green, green PC, green datacenter and green building.