green: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (grēn), [key]
— adj., n., v. -er, -est,
- of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
- covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.
- characterized by the presence of verdure.
- made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad.
- not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged: This peach is still green.
- unseasoned; not dried or cured: green lumber.
- immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: a green worker.
- simple; unsophisticated; gullible; easily fooled.
- fresh, recent, or new: an insult still green in his mind.
- having a sickly appearance; pale; wan: green with fear; green with envy.
- full of life and vigor; young: a man ripe in years but green in heart.
- environmentally sound or beneficial: green computers.
- (of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due esp. to a lack of maturity.
- freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.
- not fired, as bricks or pottery.
- (of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened.
- (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.
- a color intermediate in the spectrum between yellow and blue, an effect of light with a wavelength between 500 and 570 nm; found in nature as the color of most grasses and leaves while growing, of some fruits while ripening, and of the sea.
- a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments.
- green coloring matter, as paint or dye.
- green material or clothing: to be dressed in green.
- 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.
- grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.
- a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common.
- Also calledthe area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole.
- a shooting range for archery.
- See(def. 1).
- money; greenbacks (usually prec. by the): I'd like to buy a new car but I don't have the green.
- (cap.) a member of the Green party (in Germany).
- to inspect a golf green, analyzing its slope and surface, so as to determine the difficulties to be encountered when putting.
- to become or make green.
- to restore the vitality of: Younger executives are greening corporate managements.
Pronunciation: (grēn), [key]
- (“Hetty”), 1835–1916, U.S. financier.
- (Henry Vincent Yorke), 1905–73, English novelist.
- 1837–83, English historian.
- born 1900, U.S. writer.
- 1894–1981, U.S. playwright, novelist, and teacher.
- 1873–1952, U.S. labor leader: president of the A.F.L. 1924–52.
- a river flowing S from W Wyoming to join the Colorado River in SE Utah. 730 mi. (1175 km) long.
- green (Thesaurus)