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ˈgrinˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzgreen·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greenhouse, nursery, glasshouse(adj)

    a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

  2. greenhouse(adj)

    of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect

    "greenhouse gases"


  1. greenhouse(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greenhouse(noun)

    a house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather


  1. Greenhouse

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greenhouse' in Nouns Frequency: #2894

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greenhouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greenhouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of greenhouse in a Sentence

  1. Sujatha Bergen:

    Whether we realize it or not, Americans have been fighting greenhouse gas emissions with their forks.

  2. Iain Keith:

    As the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, Brazilian support is crucial if the world is going to call time on the age of fossil fuels in Paris, now we need to see Brazil spelling out how precisely it intends to do this.

  3. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx:

    We are on the cusp of a new era in automotive technology with enormous potential to save lives, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and transform mobility for the American people, today's actions, and those we will pursue in the coming months, will provide the foundation and the path forward for manufacturers, state officials, and consumers to use new technologies and achieve their full safety potential.

  4. Kamadoli Costa:

    As part of Tiffany Co.'s commitment to sustainability, we support the global movement to act on climate change. Using our brand to advocate for this important issue -- in addition to Tiffany's long-term goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- is one of the most important actions we can take.

  5. Tom Donohue:

    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.

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