Meaning of GREEN in English

GREEN

/ griːn; NAmE / adjective , noun , verb

■ adjective

( green·er , green·est )

COLOUR

1.

having the colour of grass or the leaves of most plants and trees :

green beans

Wait for the light to turn green (= on traffic lights).

COVERED WITH GRASS

2.

covered with grass or other plants :

green fields / hills

After the rains, the land was green with new growth.

FRUIT

3.

not yet ready to eat :

green tomatoes

PERSON

4.

( informal ) ( of a person ) young and lacking experience :

The new trainees are still very green.

5.

( of a person or their skin ) being a pale colour, as if the person is going to vomit :

It was a rough crossing and most of the passengers looked distinctly green.

POLITICS

6.

concerned with the protection of the environment; supporting the protection of the environment as a political principle :

green politics

Try to adopt a greener lifestyle.

the Green Party

►  green·ness noun [ U ]:

the greenness of the countryside

Supermarkets have started proclaiming the greenness of their products.

IDIOMS

- green with envy

—more at grass noun

■ noun

COLOUR

1.

[ U , C ] the colour of grass and the leaves of most plants and trees :

the green of the countryside in spring

The room was decorated in a combination of greens and blues.

She was dressed all in green.

VEGETABLES

2.

greens [ pl. ] ( especially BrE ) green vegetables :

Eat up your greens.

AREA OF GRASS

3.

[ C ] ( BrE ) an area of grass, especially in the middle of a town or village :

Children were playing on the village green.

4.

[ C ] ( in golf ) an area of grass cut short around a hole in a golf course :

the 18th green

Did the ball land on the green?

—picture at golf

—see also bowling green , putting green

POLITICS

5.

the Greens [ pl. ] the Green Party (= the party whose main aim is the protection of the environment)

■ verb

[ vn ]

CREATE PARKS

1.

to create parks and other areas with trees and plants in a city :

projects for greening the cities

POLITICS

2.

to make sb more aware of issues connected with the environment; to make sth appear friendly towards the environment :

an attempt to green industry bosses

►  green·ing noun [ U ]:

the greening of British politics

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English grēne (adjective), grēnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groen , German grün , also to grass and grow .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.