Definition of "green" [green]

  • 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. (noun)
  • Something green in color. (noun)
  • Green growth or foliage, especially: (noun)
  • The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration. (noun)
  • Leafy plants or plant parts eaten as vegetables. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "green" in a sentence
  • "“Rather than overwhelm you with a grossly inflated number of green search results, our double-vetted search engine provides instant, eco-weighted results based on what YOU'RE looking for not what some ‘green washing' marketer wants to sell you."
  • "If x is green, it no longer follows that S ought to apply ˜green™ to"
  • ""SB 279 will dramatically increase the ability of individual homeowners and property owners to join the green building movement and use alternative energy to ´green´ their homes," according to Senator Hancock."