What does GREEN mean?

Definitions for GREEN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. green, greenness, viridity(noun)

    green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

  2. park, commons, common, green(noun)

    a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

    "they went for a walk in the park"

  3. Green, William Green(noun)

    United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)

  4. Green(noun)

    an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party

  5. Green, Green River(noun)

    a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River

  6. green, putting green, putting surface(noun)

    an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course

    "the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"

  7. greens, green, leafy vegetable(noun)

    any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables

  8. K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C(adj)

    street names for ketamine

  9. green, greenish, light-green, dark-green(adj)

    of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass

    "a green tree"; "green fields"; "green paint"

  10. green(adj)

    concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party

  11. green, unripe, unripened, immature(adj)

    not fully developed or mature; not ripe

    "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"

  12. green(adj)

    looking pale and unhealthy

    "you're looking green"; "green around the gills"

  13. fleeceable, green, gullible(verb)

    naive and easily deceived or tricked

    "at that early age she had been gullible and in love"

  14. green(verb)

    turn or become green

    "The trees are greening"


  1. Green(a.)

    (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the enviroment; -- of political parties and political philosophies; as, the European green parties.

  2. Origin: [OE. grene, AS. grne; akin to D. groen, OS. grni, OHG. gruoni, G. grn, Dan. & Sw. grn, Icel. grnn; fr. the root of E. grow. See Grow.]


  1. green(Noun)

    A member of a green party; an environmentalist.

  2. green(Noun)

    A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.

  3. green(Noun)

    The surface upon which bowls is played.

  4. green(Noun)

    One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points.

  5. green(Noun)

    a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement.

  6. green(Noun)


  7. green(Noun)


  8. green(Verb)

    To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.

  9. green(Verb)

    To become or grow green in colour.

  10. green(Verb)

    To add greenspaces to (a town).

  11. green(Verb)

    To become environmentally aware.

  12. green(Verb)

    To make (something) environmentally friendly.

  13. green(Adjective)

    Having green as its color.

    The former flag of Libya is completely green.

  14. green(Adjective)

    Sickly, unwell.

    Sally looks pretty green uE0009268uE001 is she going to be sick?

  15. green(Adjective)


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

  16. green(Adjective)

    Environmentally friendly.

    Let's buy green copier paper for the office

  17. green(Adjective)

    Overcome with envy.

    green with envy

  18. green(Adjective)

    Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture

  19. green(Adjective)

    Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.

  20. green(Adjective)

    Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.

  21. green(Adjective)

    Of wine, high or too high in acidity.

  22. green(Adjective)

    Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.

  23. green(Adjective)

    Naïve or unaware of obvious facts.

  24. Origin: From grene, from grene, from grōniz (compare West Frisian grien, Dutch groen, German grün, Swedish grön Danish grøn), from gʰrōni- (compare Old Church Slavonic грань), from gʰreh₁. More at grow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Green

    having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald

  2. Green

    having a sickly color; wan

  3. Green

    full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound

  4. Green

    not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc

  5. Green

    not roasted; half raw

  6. Green

    immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment

  7. Green

    not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc

  8. Green(noun)

    the color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue

  9. Green(noun)

    a grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green

  10. Green(noun)

    fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural

  11. Green(noun)

    pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food

  12. Green(noun)

    any substance or pigment of a green color

  13. Green(verb)

    to make green

  14. Green(verb)

    to become or grow green

  15. Origin: [OE. grene, AS. grne; akin to D. groen, OS. grni, OHG. gruoni, G. grn, Dan. & Sw. grn, Icel. grnn; fr. the root of E. grow. See Grow.]


  1. Green

    Green is the color of emeralds, jade, and growing grass. In the continuum of colors of visible light it is located between yellow and blue. Green is the color most commonly associated with nature and the environmental movement, Ireland, Islam, spring, hope and envy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Green

    grēn, adj. of the colour of growing plants: growing: vigorous: new: unripe: inexperienced, simple, raw, easily imposed on: young.—n. the colour of growing plants: a small green or grassy plat, esp. that common to a village or town for public or merely ornamental purposes: the plot of grass belonging to a house or group of houses, usually at the back: (golf) the whole links on which the game is played, the putting-ground round the individual holes, generally counted as 20 yards from the hole all round: (pl.) fresh leaves: wreaths: the leaves and stems of green vegetables for food, esp. plants of the cabbage kind, spinach, &c.: a political party at Constantinople, under Justinian, opposed to the Blues.—ns. Green′back, popular name for the paper money first issued by the United States in 1862; Green′-cloth, a gaming-table: a department of the royal household, chiefly concerned with the commissariat—from the green cloth on the table round which its officials sat; Green′-crop, a crop of green vegetables, as grasses, turnips, &c.; Green′-earth, a mineral of a green colour and earthy character, used as a pigment by painters in water-colours; Green′ery, green plants: verdure.—adj. Green′-eyed, having green eyes: (fig.) jealous—Green-eyed monster, jealousy.—ns. Green′finch, Green linnet, a native bird of the finch family, of a green colour, slightly mixed with gray and brown; Green′grocer, a grocer or dealer who retails greens, or fresh vegetables and fruits; Green′-hand, an inferior sailor; Green′-heart, or Bebeeru, a very hard variety of wood found in the West Indies and South America; Green′horn, a raw, inexperienced youth; Green′house, a building, chiefly covered with glass and artificially heated, for the protection of exotic plants, or to quicken the cultivation of other plants or fruit; Green′ing (Keats), a becoming green: a kind of apple green when ripe.—adj. Green′ish, somewhat green.—n. Green′ishness.—adv. Green′ly, immaturely, unskilfully.—ns. Green′ness; Green′room, the retiring-room of actors in a theatre, which originally had the walls coloured green; Green′sand, a sandstone in which green specks of iron occur; Green′shank, a bird of the snipe family, in the same genus as the redshank and some of the sandpipers; Green′-sick′ness, chlorosis (see under Chlorine); Green′-snake, a harmless colubrine snake common in the southern United States; Green′stone, a rock term, now disused, for any dark-green basic crystalline (trap-rock); Green′sward, sward or turf green with grass; Green′-tea (see Tea); Greenth, greenness, verdure; Green′-tur′tle (see Turtle); Green′-vit′riol (see Vit′riol); Green′-weed

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. green

    Raw and untutored; a metaphor from unripe fruit--thus Shakspeare makes Pandulph say: "How green are you and fresh in this old world!"

Editors Contribution

  1. green

    A type of color.

    Green is a color used on traffic lights systems all over the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GREEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1058

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GREEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #899

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GREEN' in Nouns Frequency: #1137

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GREEN' in Adjectives Frequency: #117

Anagrams for GREEN »

  1. genre

  2. neger

  3. regen

How to pronounce GREEN?

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How to say GREEN in sign language?

  1. green


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of GREEN in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    I didnt give them a green light.

  2. Stephen Rosenthal:

    This should be a clear green light.

  3. German Proverb:

    A hedge between keeps friendship green.

  4. Valdis Dombrovskis:

    Green does not necessarily mean risk-free.

  5. John Anfinson:

    They were just waiting for the green light.

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