What does Green mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. green, greenness, viriditynoun

    green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

  2. park, commons, common, greennoun

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

    "they went for a walk in the park"

  3. Green, William Greennoun

    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. Greennoun

    an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party

  5. Green, Green Rivernoun

    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 surfacenoun

    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 vegetablenoun

    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 Cadjective

    street names for ketamine

  9. green, greenish, light-green, dark-greenadjective

    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. greenadjective

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

  11. green, unripe, unripened, immatureadjective

    not fully developed or mature; not ripe

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

  12. greenadjective

    looking pale and unhealthy

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

  13. fleeceable, green, gullibleverb

    naive and easily deceived or tricked

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

  14. greenverb

    turn or become green

    "The trees are greening"


  1. Greenadjective

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


  1. greennoun

    A member of a green party; an environmentalist.

  2. greennoun

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

  3. greennoun

    The surface upon which bowls is played.

  4. greennoun

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

  5. greennoun

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

  6. greennoun


  7. greennoun


  8. greenverb

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

  9. greenverb

    To become or grow green in colour.

  10. greenverb

    To add greenspaces to (a town).

  11. greenverb

    To become environmentally aware.

  12. greenverb

    To make (something) environmentally friendly.

  13. greenadjective

    Having green as its color.

    The former flag of Libya is completely green.

  14. greenadjective

    Sickly, unwell.

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

  15. greenadjective


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

  16. greenadjective

    Environmentally friendly.

    Let's buy green copier paper for the office

  17. greenadjective

    Overcome with envy.

    green with envy

  18. greenadjective

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

  19. greenadjective

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

  20. greenadjective

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

  21. greenadjective

    Of wine, high or too high in acidity.

  22. greenadjective

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

  23. greenadjective

    Naïve or unaware of obvious facts.

  24. Etymology: 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.


  1. Green

    Green is the color between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum. It is evoked by light which has a dominant wavelength of roughly 495–570 nm. In subtractive color systems, used in painting and color printing, it is created by a combination of yellow and cyan; in the RGB color model, used on television and computer screens, it is one of the additive primary colors, along with red and blue, which are mixed in different combinations to create all other colors. By far the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize and convert sunlight into chemical energy. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage. Several minerals have a green color, including the emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. During post-classical and early modern Europe, green was the color commonly associated with wealth, merchants, bankers and the gentry, while red was reserved for the nobility. For this reason, the costume of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and the benches in the British House of Commons are green while those in the House of Lords are red. It also has a long historical tradition as the color of Ireland and of Gaelic culture. It is the historic color of Islam, representing the lush vegetation of Paradise. It was the color of the banner of Muhammad, and is found in the flags of nearly all Islamic countries.In surveys made in American, European, and Islamic countries, green is the color most commonly associated with nature, life, health, youth, spring, hope, and envy. In the European Union and the United States, green is also sometimes associated with toxicity and poor health, but in China and most of Asia, its associations are very positive, as the symbol of fertility and happiness. Because of its association with nature, it is the color of the environmental movement. Political groups advocating environmental protection and social justice describe themselves as part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products. Green is also the traditional color of safety and permission; a green light means go ahead, a green card permits permanent residence in the United States.

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. Greennoun

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

  9. Greennoun

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

  10. Greennoun

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

  11. Greennoun

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

  12. Greennoun

    any substance or pigment of a green color

  13. Greenverb

    to make green

  14. Greenverb

    to become or grow green

  15. Etymology: [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, a name given to certain half-shrubby species of genista; Green′wood, a wood or collection of trees covered with leaves: wood newly cut—also used as an adj., as in 'the greenwood shade.'—adj. Green′y.—Green in my eye, in a colloquial question=Do I look credulous or easily imposed on?—Green, or Emerald, Isle, Ireland.—Greenstick fracture (see Fracture). [A.S. gréne; Ger. grün, Dut. groen, green, Ice. grænn, allied to grow.]

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!"

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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

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  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. Stephen Sheppard:

    There's been a long, fine history of arboriculture and tree care and tree management in an urban setting, but now we have to deal with a lot of other complexities, some is about managing existing tree stocks but some of it is about planning for the future. The green things shouldn't be what's just left over. It's a vital part of the city and it's at risk of being lost.

  2. William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3:

    O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    I just can’t believe I pulled this off after you know, what the season’s gone through, and it’s been tough, i’ve had a not-so-easy couple years, and I worked my way back and I couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone around me. Some of the players I saw after, on the 18th green, some knew what I was struggling with…it was really special to see them there.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    My expectation is we will have a breakdown of the numbers of people who left Afghanistan, including not just American citizens, but green card holders, SIV applicants, SIV visa holders, Afghans at risk, those eligible for P-1 and P-2 visas, all of that will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead as we're able to break down the numbers.

  5. Kimberly Erusha:

    Golf adds such a benefit to communities, you think about the green space golf courses offer, the benefits of the habitat they offer.

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