Complete Definition of "green"

see|Green|greens
wikipedia|Green (disambiguation)
English

rank|grew|boys|joy|680|green|mouth|generally|ago

Pronunciation
grēn, /ɡriːn/, /<tt>gri:n</tt>/
audio|en-us-green.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes:English:-iːn|Rhymes: -iːn

Etymology
OE. grēne

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Having green as its colour.
  2. sickly|Sickly, unwell.

#:Sally looks pretty green &mdash; is she going to be sick?

  1. Inexperienced.

#:John's kind of green, so take it easy on him this first week.

  1. Environmentally friendly.

#:Let's buy green copier paper for the office

  1. figurative Overcome with envy.

#:green with envy

  1. cricket Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture
  2. Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw; not smoked or spiced.
  3. unripe|Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
  4. context|wine Of wine, high or too high in acidity.
  5. Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.

Synonyms
WikiSaurus?-link|new
i-c|of bacon: unprocessed raw, unprocessed
i-c|of wine: high in acidity tart

Antonyms
i-c|of bacon: unprocessed processed, smoked, spiced
i-c|of wine: high in acidity cloy, sweet

Derived terms
<!--Only terms derived from the ADJECTIVE go here-->
rel-top4|Terms derived from the adjective green
blue-green<!--"blue-green alga" is listed at this word->
w:Blue-Green alliance|Blue-Green alliance<!--derived from "blue" and "green" separately rather than from "blue-green" as a colour-->
Board of Green Cloth
common green lacewing
engreen
evergreen
go green<!--become environmentally aware-->
the the grass is always greener on the other side|grass is always greener on the other side
greater green leafbird
great green macaw
green accounting
green acres
greenage
green alga
green and pale, green and wan
green apron
green about the gills, green around the gills
green arrow
green ash
green audit
greenback
green-backed firecrown
green bag, green-bag
green baize
green ban
green bass
w:Green Bay|Green Bay
green bean
w:Greenbelt|Greenbelt
green belt, greenbelt
Green Beret
green bice
green-bind
green bird
green-black
green blights
green-blue
green-bone, greenbone
green-bottle, greenbottle, greenbottle fly
green-book
green box
green brass
green brier, greenbrier
green broom
green bug
green burial
green butter
green card
green-charge
green cheese
green Christmas
green cloth, greencloth
green coat, green-coat
green-cod
green coffer
green con
green copperas
green cormorant
green corn
green crab
green crop
green cross
Green Cross Code
green curtain
green diallage
green dolphin
green dragon
green drake
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green drops
green earth
green ebony
greened
green eel
green endive
greener
Green Erin
greenery
greenery-yallery<!--not derived from "greenery"-->
green-eyed<!--whence "green-eyed monster"-->
green fallow
green fat
greenfeed
green fever
green field, greenfield, green fields
green fillet
greenfinch
<!--"green-fingered" is listed under "green fingers"-->
green fingers
green-finned
green fire
green-fish
greenflag
green flash
green-fly, greenfly
green frog
green fund
greengage
green gate
green gill<!--noun-->
green-gill<!--adjective-->, green-gilled
green ginger
green gland
green glass
Green Goddess
green gold<!--type of gold-->
green-gold<!--adjective-->
green-golden
green goods
green goose
green gown
green grasshopper
green-gray, green-grey
<!--"greengrocer" comes from the noun-->
green grosbeak
green hand, greenhand
green hastings
green head, greenhead
greenheart
green heron
greenhew
green hide, green-hide, greenhide
greenhorn
<!--"greenhouse" comes from the noun-->
greenie
green in earth
greening
green investing
green iodide of mercury
green iron ore
greenish
the Green Island, the Green Isle
Green Jackets
green jaundice
green-jerkin
green jersey
greenkin
green label
green labeling, green labelling
Greenland
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green laver
green lead ore
green leaf lettuce
green leech
green leek, green-leek, greek-leek parrot
greenlet
green light
Green Line
greenling
green linnet
Green Linnets
green lizard
green looper
green-louse
greenly
<!--"greenmail" is from "greenback"-->
green mamba
green man
greenman
greenmans
green manure
green marble
greenmarket
green mineral
green monkey
w:Green Mountains|Green Mountains
Green Mountain State
green mustard
greenness
green oak
green old age
green onion
green out
green oyster
green paper
Green Party
green party
w:Greenpeace|Greenpeace
green-peak, green-peek
green pea
green pepper
green peril
green pigeon
green-plot
green plover
green-pollack
green pound
green racer
green ray
green revolution
green ribbon
w:Green River|Green River
Green River Ordinance
green road
green rod
green room, green-room, greenroom
green rose
green rushes
green salad
green salt of Magnus
green-salted
green sand
green-sand, greensand
green sauce, greensauce
green sea
green-seal
green seaweed
greenshank
green-shaving
greenship
rel-mid4
greenshoe option
green sickness, green-sickness, greensickness
green-side
green-sleeves
w:Greensleeves|Greensleeves
green slip
green sloke
green snake
green snow
green soap
greensome
green-soil
green space
greenspeak
green-staff
greenstick fracture
green stocks
green-stone, greenstone
greenstrip
Green Striper
green-stuff, greenstuff
green swallow
greensward
green syrup
green table
green-tail
greentailing<!--from "retailing"-->
green tar
green tea
greenth
green thumb
green top
green-tree ant
green turtle
green 'un
green vitriol
greenware
green water
greenwash
greenwashing
green wax, greenwax
green way, greenway
greenweed
green-wellie
green-wing<!--type of bird-->
green-winged
green withe
green with envy
greenwood
green woodpecker
green-wort
greeny
green-yard, greenyard
green-yellow
in green
in the green tree
keep the bones green
lesser green leafbird
not as green as one is cabbage-looking
red-and-green macaw
sengreen
silgreen, sillgreen
something green in one's eye
still-green
ungreen
verigreen
yellow-green
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Translations
trans-top|having green as its colour
Afrikaans: groen
Albanian: t-|sq|gjelbër|xs=Albanian
Amuzgo: bi#Amuzgo|bi
Arabic: Arab|أخضر IPAchar|(’áxḍar)
Bosnian: t-|bs|zelena|f
Breton: glas (natural), gwer (artificial)
Bulgarian: t+|bg|зелен|m|trzelén|scCyrl
Catalan: verd m, verda f :ca:verd|(ca)
Corsican: verdi
Croatian: t-|hr|zelena|f
Czech: t+|cs|zelený
Danish: grøn
Dutch: t+|nl|groen
Erzya: пиже (piže)
Esperanto: t-|eo|verda|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|roheline
Finnish: t+|fi|vihreä
French: t+|fr|vert|m, t+|fr|verte|f
Frisian: grien
Galician: t+|gl|verde|xs=Galician m|f
German: grün :de:grün|(de)
Greek, Ancient: χλωρός (chloros)
Greek: t+|el|πράσινος|m|sc=Grek (prásinos)
Hebrew: ירוק (yarok)
Hungarian: t+|hu|zöld
Icelandic: t+|is|grænn
Ido: verda
Indonesian: t+|id|hijau|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: verde
Irish: t-|ga|glas|xsIrish, t-|ga|uaine|xsIrish
Italian: t+|it|verde
Japanese: 緑 (みどり, midori)
Korean: 푸르다 (pureuda)
Kurdish:
Latin: t-|la|viridis
trans-mid
Latvian: t+|lv|zaļš|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t-|lt|žalias|xs=Lithuanian
Lojban: crino
Luxembourgish: gréng
Malayalam: പച്ച (pacha)
Manchu: (niowanggiyan)
Norwegian: t+|no|grønn
Novial: verdi
Persian: FAchar|سبز|سَبز (sæbz)
Polish: zielony m, zielona f, zielone n plural non-m-personal, zieloni m-personal plural
Portuguese: t+|pt|verde
Quenya: laiqua
Romanian: t+|ro|verde
Russian: t+|ru|зелёный|trzeljónyj|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: uaine
Serbian:

Slovak: t-|sk|zelený
Slovene: t+|sl|zelen|m, t+|sl|zelena|f, t-|sl|zeleno|n
Spanish: t+|es|verde
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
Thai: Thai|สีเขียว (sĕe kĭeow)
Turkish: t+|tr|yeşil
Vietnamese: (màu) xanh, (màu) xanh lá cây, (màu) xanh lục, lục (archaic)
Welsh: t-|cy|gwyrdd|xs=Welsh
Wunese Soochownese (Rúnüt Suodsy-réro): lorg
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trans-top|sickly
Korean: 비리비리하다 (biribiri-hada)
trans-mid
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
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trans-top|inexperienced
Catalan: verd
Dutch: een groentje, onervaren
Finnish: t+|fi|kokematon
French: peu#French|peu expérimenté m, peu expérimentée f (not very experienced); nouveau m, nouvelle f (new)
Galician: t+|gl|verde|xs=Galician m|f
German: t-|de|grünschnäblig, t-|de|naiv, t-|de|unerfahren
trans-mid
Japanese: 青い (aoi)
Korean: 풋나기다 (putnagida)
Nahuatl: yancuic
Russian: t-|ru|неопытный|trneópytnyj|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: glas
Spanish: t+|es|verde m|f
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
Thai: Thai|เขียว (kĭeow), Thai|ตกเขียว (dtòk kĭeow)
Vietnamese: t+|vi|ngây thơ|xs=Vietnamese
Welsh: t-|cy|glas|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|environmentally friendly
Catalan: verd
Dutch: t+|nl|groen, t-|nl|groene
Finnish: t+|fi|vihreä
Galician: t+|gl|verde|xs=Galician m|f
German: t+|de|grün
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|verde m|f
Spanish: t+|es|verde m|f
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
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trans-top|envious
Finnish: vihreä kateus|kateudesta
trans-mid
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trans-top|cricket pitch
trans-mid
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trans-top|of bacon, etc: unprocessed, raw
Finnish: t+|fi|raaka
trans-mid
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trans-top|of fruit: unripe
Finnish: t+|fi|raaka
trans-mid
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trans-top|of wine: acidic or too acidic
trans-mid
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trans-top|lumber
Finnish: t+|fi|tuore
trans-mid
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Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. 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.

#:<table><tr><td>green colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"green" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

  1. (politics, sometimes capitalised as Green) A member of a green party; an environmentalist.

<!--moved to "greens:

  1. (in plural greens) Green vegetables, especially brassicas.

#:Eat your greens - they're good for you.-->

  1. A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
  2. context|bowls The surface upon which bowls is<!--not "are": bowls is a sport--> played.
  3. context|snooker One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points.

#See also greens

Synonyms
i-c|environmentalist: environmentalist, greenie italbrac|Australian
i-c|green vegetables: veg italbrac|informal
i-c|putting green: putting green
i-c|surface on which bowls is played: bowling green

Derived terms
<!--These are terms derived from the NOUN senses. In general, colour names of the form "X green" are written with or without a hyphen, while the corresponding adjectives are often written with a hyphen.-->
rel-top4|Terms derived from the noun green
advanced green
almond green, almond-green
apple green, apple-green
ay-green
Berlin green
Bermuda green, Bermuda-green
bice green
bladder green, bladder-green
bleaching green, bleaching-green
bottle green, bottle-green
bowling green, bowling-green
bronze green, bronze-green
Brunswick green Brunswick-green
cedar green, cedar-green
celandine green, celandine-green
chrome green, chrome-green
crown green<!--whence "crown green bowls"-->
dark green, dark-green
deep green, deep-green
emerald green, emerald-green
fair green
forest green, forest-green
rel-mid4
gaudy-green
grape green, grape-green
grass green, grass-green
green-blind
green fee, greens fee
greengrocer
greenhouse
green-keeper, greenkeeper, greenskeeper
greenless
greenside
greensman
greenwash
Gretna Green<!--used attributively, according to the OED-->
Guignet's green
Hungary green, Hungary-green
hunter green, hunter's green
in the green
Jack-in-the-green
jade green, jade-green
jungle green, jungle-green
kelly green, kelly-green
Kendal green
Kensal Green<!--used figuratively-->
leek green, leek-green
lettuce green, lettuce-green
rel-mid4
light green, light-green
lime green, lime-green
Lincoln green
little green man
long green
Marina green, Marina-green
mineral green, mineral-green
mitis green
Monastral Green
mondegreen
moss green, moss-green
mountain green, mountain-green
Nile green, Nile-green
olive green, olive-green
on the green
overgreen
Paris green
parrot green, parrot-green
pea green, pea-green
pistachio green, pistachio-green
Prussian green, Prussian-green
putting green, putting-green
rel-mid4
red-green colorblindness, red-green colour blindness
regreen
RGB
rifle-green
rub of the green, rub on the green
Russian green, Russian-green
sage-green
sap-green
Saxon green, Saxon-green
Scheele's green
schweinfurt green
sea green, sea-green
see any green in one's eye
Spanish green, Spanish-green
spring green<!--a colour-->
town green
turquoise green, turquoise-green
Veronese green, Veronese-green
Vienna green
village green
vine-leaf green, vine-leaf-green
<!--"wintergreen" is a related term-->
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Related terms
wintergreen<!--from Dutch or German-->

Translations
trans-top|colour
Afrikaans: groen
Arabic: Arab|أخضر IPAchar|(’áxḍar)
Bulgarian: t+|bg|зелен|sc=Cyrl
Bosnian: t-|bs|zelena|f
Catalan: verd m
Chinese: 綠色, 绿色 (lǜsè); 青 (qīng)
Croatian: t-|hr|zelena|f
Czech: t+|cs|zelený|m, t-|cs|zelená|f, t-|cs|zelené|n
Danish: grøn
Dutch: t+|nl|groen|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|verdo|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|roheline
Finnish: t+|fi|vihreä
French: t+|fr|vert|m
Frisian: grien
Galician: t+|gl|verde|xs=Galician m|f
German: t+|de|Grün|n
Greek: t-|el|πράσινο|n|trprásino|scGrek
Hausa: kṓṛḕ
Hebrew: ירוק [Yarok]
Hungarian: t+|hu|zöld
Indonesian: t+|id|hijau|xs=Indonesian
Irish: uaine (painted or dyed green), glas (of grass, trees, etc.)
Italian: t+|it|verde|m
Japanese: 緑 (みどり, midori)
Javanese: ijo, ijem
Kurdish:
Kyrgyz: жашыл (jaşıl)
Latin: t-|la|viridis
Latvian: t+|lv|zaļš|xs=Latvian
Maltese: t-|mt|aħdar|xs=Maltese
Malay: t+|ms|hijau|xs=Malay
Malayalam: പച്ച (pachcha)
trans-mid
Maori: kakariki
Persian: FAchar|سبز|سَبز (sæbz)
Polish: t-|pl|zieleń|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|verde|m
Romanian: t+|ro|verde
Russian: t+|ru|зелёный|trzeljónyj|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: uaine (painted or dyed green), glas (of grass, trees, etc.), gorm (of grass, trees, etc.)
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|zelena|f
Somali: cagaar
Spanish: t+|es|verde|m|f
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
Tamazight: azegzau
Telugu: ఆకుపచ్చ (aakupaccha)
Thai: Thai|สีเขียว (sĕe kĭeow)
Turkish: t+|tr|yeşil
Ukrainian: зелений m (zelenyj)
Vietnamese: (màu) xanh, (màu) xanh lá cây, (màu) xanh lục, lục (archaic)
Welsh: t-|cy|gwyrdd|xsWelsh, t-|cy|gwyrddlas|xsWelsh
Wunese Soochownese (Rúnüt Suodsy-réro): lor, lorgneser
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trans-top|member of a green party
Dutch: t-|nl|groene jongen|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|verdulo|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|vihreä
French: t+|fr|vert|m, t+|fr|verte|f
Galician: t+|gl|verde|xs=Galician m|f
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|verde|m|f
Latvian: zaļais
Portuguese: t+|pt|verde m|f
Spanish: t+|es|verde m|f
Swedish: t+|sv|grön
Vietnamese: đảng viên đảng xanh|Xanh
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<!--moved to "greens":
trans-top|green vegetables
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putting green
See putting green

bowling green
See bowling green

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
  2. transitive To add green spaces to (a town).
  3. intransitive To become environmentally aware.
  4. transitive To make (something) environmentally friendly.

Synonyms
i-c|make (something) green: engreen

Derived terms
greenable
greening

Translations
trans-top|make (something) green
Finnish: värjätä/muuttaa/maalata vihreä|vihreäksi
trans-mid
Vietnamese: làm (màu) xanh; nhuộm xanh (to dye green)
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trans-top|add green spaces to
Finnish: rakentaa/lisätä viheralue|viheralueita
trans-mid
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<!--no longer a definition:
trans-top|become environmentally aware
Finnish: t-|fi|vihertyä
trans-mid
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-->

See also
top3
biliverdin
chlorophyll
paloverde
salad days
salsa verde
secondary colour
terre verte
mid3
thallium
thallus
verdant
verdigris
verdin
verditer
verdure
mid3
verjuice
vert
vireo
virescent
virid
viridescent
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Colors of the Rainbow
Category:Colors
Category:Greens

ar:green
ast:green
de:green
et:green
el:green
es:green
fa:green
fr:green
gl:green
ko:green
hy:green
io:green
id:green
it:green
kk:green
ku:green
lt:green
hu:green
nl:green
ja:green
pl:green
pt:green
ru:green
simple:green
sr:green
fi:green
sv:green
ta:green
te:green
vi:green
tr:green
zh:green

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