greenhouse, nursery, glasshouse(adj)
a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect
A building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass or plastic.
a house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather
A greenhouse is a building in which plants are grown. These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame. A greenhouse is a structural building with different types of covering materials, such as a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic walls; it heats up because incoming visible solar radiation from the sun is absorbed by plants, soil, and other things inside the building. Air warmed by the heat from hot interior surfaces is retained in the building by the roof and wall. In addition, the warmed structures and plants inside the greenhouse re-radiate some of their thermal energy in the infrared spectrum, to which glass is partly opaque, so some of this energy is also trapped inside the glasshouse. However, this latter process is a minor player compared with the former process. Thus, the primary heating mechanism of a greenhouse is convection. This can be demonstrated by opening a small window near the roof of a greenhouse: the temperature drops considerably. This principle is the basis of the autovent automatic cooling system. Thus, the glass used for a greenhouse works as a barrier to air flow, and its effect is to trap energy within the greenhouse. The air that is warmed near the ground is prevented from rising indefinitely and flowing away.
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Rank popularity for the word 'greenhouse' in Nouns Frequency: #2894
The numerical value of greenhouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of greenhouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the morning I warmed myself while sitting on the greenhouse roof.
Has anyone ever weighed a 'lighthouse' on a scale", Is a 'lighthouse' lighter than 'greenhouse' or a 'smokehouse'?
Switching the fuel at thermal power plants from coal to natural gas will allow the country to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
While we strongly support technological solutions to address greenhouse gas emissions, we do not believe that the regulation of these emissions thru the Clean Air Act is appropriate or ... workable.
Look, let me say to you, CO2( carbon dioxide) contributes to greenhouse gas, it has a greenhouse gas effect and global warming, as methane does and other types of gases, the issue is how much we contribute to it from the human activity perspective and what can be done about it from a process perspective, Chris.
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- Gewächshaus, TreibhausGerman
- taigh-ghlainneScottish Gaelic
- melegház, üvegházHungarian
- gróðurskáli, gróðurhús, vetrargarðurIcelandic
- 温室, ハウスJapanese
- kas, broeikasDutch
- viveiro, estufaPortuguese
- парник, теплицаRussian
- стакленик, staklenikSerbo-Croatian
- drivhus, växthusSwedish
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