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Webster Dictionary

  1. Vert(noun)

    everything that grows, and bears a green leaf, within the forest; as, to preserve vert and venison is the duty of the verderer

  2. Vert(noun)

    the right or privilege of cutting growing wood

  3. Vert(noun)

    the color green, represented in a drawing or engraving by parallel lines sloping downward toward the right

  4. Origin: [F., green, from L. viridis. See Verdant, and cf. Verd.]


  1. Vert

    In classical heraldry, vert is the name of the tincture roughly equivalent to the colour "green". It is one of the five dark tinctures. The word vert is simply the French for "green". It is used in English in the sense of a heraldic tincture since the early 16th century. In Modern French, vert is not used as a heraldic term. Instead, the French heraldic term for green tincture is sinople. This has been the case since ca. the 16th century. In medieval French heraldry, vert also meant "green" while sinople was a shade of red. Vert is portrayed by the conventions of heraldic "hatching" by lines at a 45-degree angle from upper left to lower right, or indicated by the abbreviation vt. when a coat of arms is "tricked". The colour green is commonly found in modern flags and coat of arms, and to a lesser extent also in the classical heraldry of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Green flags were historically carried by the Fatimid Caliphate in the 10th to 12th centuries, and by Ottokar II of Bohemia in the 13th century. In the modern period, a Green Ensign was flown by Irish vessels, becoming a symbol of Irish nationalism in the 19th and 20th century. The Empire of Brazil used a yellow rhombus on a green field from 1822, now seen in the flag of Brazil. In the 20th century, a green field was chosen for a number of national flag designs, especially in the Arab and Muslim world because of the symbolism of green in Islam, including the solid green flag of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vert

    vert, n. in forest law, every green leaf or plant having green leaves which may serve as a covert for deer: a power to cut green trees or wood: (her.) a green colour represented by parallel lines sloping diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base. [Fr. vert—L. viridis, green.]

  2. Vert

    vert, n. a familiar word for convert or pervert.—v.i. to become such.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vert in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'un des mythes les plus anciens et bien acceptées, ce qui est le plus grand ennemi de la vérité, à mon avis, est que l'on peut tout simplement pas maintenir la meilleure qualité de vie sans consommer dangereux, toxiques et substances appauvrissant. Ce mythe a été persistant, mais irréaliste. Aujourd'hui, les scientifiques innovants et brillants disciples de la chimie verte défient cet ancien mythe de compromis et «quid pro quo" - en concevant apprpriately leurs réactions chimiques, et en sélectionnant alternatives non dangereux à des réactifs toxiques contraire. ce est la voie à y aller! nous devons penser vert, de garder notre belle mère la terre fraîche et propre - à tout moment.

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