Meaning of GREEN in English



Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 : a color whose hue is somewhat less yellow than that of growing fresh grass or of the emerald or is that of the part of the spectrum lying between blue and yellow

2 : something of a green color

3 : green vegetation: as a plural : leafy parts of plants for use as decoration b plural (1) : leafy herbs (as spinach, dandelions, or Swiss chard) that are cooked as a vegetable : POTHERBS (2) : GREEN VEGETABLES

4 : a grassy plain or plot: as a : a common or park in the center of a town or village b : PUTTING GREEN

5 : MONEY especially : GREENBACKS

6 often capitalized : ENVIRONMENTALIST especially : a member of an activist political party focusing on environmental and social issues

– greeny \ ' gr ē -n ē \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.