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ˈgrinˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzgreen·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greenhouse, nursery, glasshouseadjective

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

  2. greenhouseadjective

    of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect

    "greenhouse gases"


  1. greenhousenoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greenhousenoun

    A house in which tender plants are sheltered from the weather.

    Etymology: green and house.

    If the season prove exceeding piercing, which you may know by the freezing of a moistened cloth set in your greenhouse, kindle some charcoal. John Evelyn, Kalendar.

    Sometimes our road led us into several hollow apartments among the rocks and mountains, that look like so many natural greenhouses, as being always shaded with a great variety of trees and shrubs that never lose their verdure. Addison.

    A kitchen garden is a more pleasant sight than the finest orangery or artificial greenhouse. Spectator, №. 477.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greenhousenoun

    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. Change Minister James Shaw:

    This decade is make or break for the planet, to stand a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 Celsius, the science shows we now have about eight years left to almost halve global greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. Josh Fryday:

    Climate is very real for California, the idea is we need our corps members focused on what's going to make a meaningful impact around climate change, what's going to reduce greenhouse emissions. People want to feel they're not powerless in a situation.

  3. Gavin Schmidt:

    While the ranking of individual years can be affected by chaotic weather patterns, the long-term trends are attributable to drivers of climate change that right now are dominated by human emissions of greenhouse gases, the data shows quite clearly that it's the greenhouse gas trends that are responsible for the majority of the trends.

  4. The Norway wealth fund:

    We expect all companies in our portfolio to be transparent about their strategy for calculating, disclosing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and value chain, the exact nature of implementation, such as the magnitude, frameworks and timelines for emissions reduction, should be determined by the board and management.

  5. Tom Vilsack:

    In addition to addressing the unique healthcare needs for rural America Vice President Biden also outlined how we must do more for agriculture especially in trade relations and for beginning farmers, and for small farming operations that wish to market locally, i was happy to see President Biden desire to partner with American agriculture to enable our farmers to lead a global effort to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions future for farming.

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