Meaning of GREEN in English


— greenage , n. — greenly , adv.

/green/ , adj., greener, greenest , n. , v.


1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.

2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.

3. characterized by the presence of verdure.

4. made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad.

5. not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged: This peach is still green.

6. unseasoned; not dried or cured: green lumber.

7. immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: a green worker.

8. simple; unsophisticated; gullible; easily fooled.

9. fresh, recent, or new: an insult still green in his mind.

10. having a sickly appearance; pale; wan: green with fear; green with envy.

11. full of life and vigor; young: a man ripe in years but green in heart.

12. environmentally sound or beneficial: green computers.

13. (of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due esp. to a lack of maturity.

14. freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.

15. not fired, as bricks or pottery.

16. (of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened.

17. Foundry.

a. (of sand) sufficiently moist to form a compact lining for a mold without further treatment.

b. (of a casting) as it comes from the mold.

c. (of a powder, in powder metallurgy) unsintered.


18. a color intermediate in the spectrum between yellow and blue, an effect of light with a wavelength between 500 and 570 nm; found in nature as the color of most grasses and leaves while growing, of some fruits while ripening, and of the sea.

19. Art. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments.

20. green coloring matter, as paint or dye.

21. green material or clothing: to be dressed in green.

22. greens ,

a. fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration; wreaths.

b. the leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or cabbage, used for food.

c. a blue-green uniform of the U.S. Army.

23. grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.

24. a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common.

25. Also called putting green . Golf. the area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole.

26. See bowling green .

27. a shooting range for archery.

28. Informal. See green light (def. 1).

29. Slang. money; greenbacks (usually prec. by the ): I'd like to buy a new car but I don't have the green.

30. ( cap. ) a member of the Green party (in Germany).

31. read the green , to inspect a golf green, analyzing its slope and surface, so as to determine the difficulties to be encountered when putting.

v.i. , v.t.

32. to become or make green.

33. Informal. to restore the vitality of: Younger executives are greening corporate managements.

[ bef. 900; ME, OE grene; c. G grün; akin to GROW ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .