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Definition of "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)
  • Any of a group of colours, such as that of fresh grass, that lie between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum in the wavelength range 575–500 nanometres. Green is the complementary colour of magenta and with red and blue forms a set of primary colours (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.

  • A dye or pigment of or producing these colours (noun)
  • Something of the colour green (noun)
  • A small area of grassland, esp in the centre of a village (noun)
  • An area of ground used for a purpose (noun)
  • The edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable (noun)
  • Freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration (noun)
  • A person, esp a politician, who supports environmentalist issues (see sense 13) (noun)
  • Money (noun)
  • Marijuana of low quality (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (noun)
  • Of the colour green (adjective)
  • Greenish in colour or having parts or marks that are greenish (adjective)
  • Concerned with or relating to conservation of the world's natural resources and improvement of the environment (adjective)
  • Vigorous; not faded (adjective)
  • Envious or jealous (adjective)
  • Immature, unsophisticated, or gullible (adjective)
  • Characterized by foliage or green plants (adjective)
  • Fresh, raw, or unripe (adjective)
  • Unhealthily pale in appearance (adjective)
  • Denoting a unit of account that is adjusted in accordance with fluctuations between the currencies of the EU nations and is used to make payments to agricultural producers within the EU (adjective)
  • (of pottery) not fired (adjective)
  • (of meat) not smoked or cured; unprocessed (adjective)
  • (of a product, such as a sand mould or cermet) compacted but not yet fired; ready for firing (adjective)
  • (of timber) freshly felled; not dried or seasoned (adjective)
  • (of concrete) not having matured to design strength (adjective)
  • To make or become green (verb)

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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."