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Meaning of GREEN

Pronunciation:  green, green

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  1. [n]  the property of being green; resembling the color of growing grass
  2. [n]  any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
  3. [n]  an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; "the ball rolled across the green and into the trap"
  4. [n]  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
  5. [n]  a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
  6. [n]  an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
  7. [n]  United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)
  8. [adj]  similar to the color of fresh grass; "a green salad"; "green fields"; "green paint"
  9. [adj]  showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"; "he was green with envy"
  10. [adj]  not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
  11. [adj]  naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she had been gullible and in love"
  12. [adj]  looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green around the gills"
  13. [adj]  (of a product) not harmful to the environment
  14. [adj]  concerned with or supporting protection of the environment as a political principle
  15. [v]  turn or become green; "The trees are greening"

GREEN is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: chromatic, common, commons, covetous, dark-green, desirous, envious, fleeceable, Green River, greenish, greenness, greens, gullible, ill, immature, jealous, leafy vegetable, light-green, naif, naive, park, putting green, sick, unaged, unripe, unripened, viridity, William Green
 Antonyms: mature, ripe
 See Also: amusement park, Beehive State, beet green, blue-green, bluish green, bottle green, Central Park, chard, chartreuse, chop-suey greens, chromatic color, chromatic colour, chrome green, color, colour, common sorrel, conservationist, dandelion green, discolor, discolour, emerald, environmentalist, Equality State, French sorrel, funfair, golf course, golf links, Green Party, greenishness, jade, jade green, labor leader, lamb's-quarter, land site, leaf beet, links, Mormon State, olive green, parcel, parcel of land, Paris green, pea green, piece of ground, piece of land, pigweed, pleasure ground, river, sage green, salad green, salad greens, sea green, site, sorrel, spectral color, spectral colour, spinach, spinach beet, sprout, Swiss chard, teal, tract, turnip greens, urban area, UT, Utah, vegetable, veggie, village green, wild spinach, WY, Wyoming, yellow green, yellowish green



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Green\, a. [Compar. {Greener}; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE.
    grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni,
    G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E.
    grow. See {Grow.}]
    1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
       resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
       between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
    2. Having a sickly color; wan.
             To look so green and pale.            --Shak.
    3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
       as, a green manhood; a green wound.
             As valid against such an old and beneficent
             government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
    4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
       fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
    5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
             We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
    6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained;
       awkward; as, green in years or judgment.
             I might be angry with the officious zeal which
             supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
             gray hairs.                           --Sir W.
    7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
       green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
    {Green brier} (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
       rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
       leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
       United States; -- called also {cat brier}.
    {Green con} (Zo["o]l.), the pollock.
    {Green crab} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
       menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
       named {joe-rocker}.
    {Green crop}, a crop used for food while in a growing or
       unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
       crop, etc.
    {Green diallage}. (Min.)
       (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
       (b) Smaragdite.
    {Green dragon} (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
       ({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip;
       -- called also {dragon root}.
    {Green earth} (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
       cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
       as a pigment by artists; -- called also {mountain green}.
    {Green ebony}.
       (a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia}), having
           a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
           work, and in dyeing.
       (b) The West Indian green ebony. See {Ebony}.
    {Green fire} (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
       green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
       chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
       to which the color of the flame is due.
    {Green fly} (Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or
       aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.
    {Green gage}, (Bot.) See {Greengage}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Green gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands
       in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have
       their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].
    {Green hand}, a novice. [Colloq.]
    {Green heart} (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
       the West Indies and in South America, used for
       shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
       Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is
       the {Colubrina ferruginosa}.
    {Green iron ore} (Min.) dufrenite.
    {Green laver} (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima});
       -- called also {green sloke}.
    {Green lead ore} (Min.), pyromorphite.
    {Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.
    {Green looper} (Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.
    {Green marble} (Min.), serpentine.
    {Green mineral}, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
       See {Greengill}.
    {Green monkey} (Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey
       ({Cercopithecus callitrichus}), very commonly tamed, and
       trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
       Indies early in the last century, and has become very
       abundant there.
    {Green salt of Magnus} (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
       salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
       of platinum.
    {Green sand} (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
       slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.
    {Green sea} (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
       vessel's deck.
    {Green sickness} (Med.), chlorosis.
    {Green snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes
       ({Cyclophis vernalis}, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are
       bright green in color.
    {Green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See
    {Green vitriol}.
       (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
           substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
           inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
       (b) (Min.) Same as {copperas}, {melanterite} and {sulphate
           of iron}.
    {Green ware}, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
       yet baked.
    {Green woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker
       ({Picus viridis}); -- called also {yaffle}.
  2. \Green\ (gren), n.
    1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
       spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
    2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
       verdant herbage; as, the village green.
             O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
    3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
       wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
             In that soft season when descending showers Call
             forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
    4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
       etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
    5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
    {Alkali green} (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
       derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
       green; -- called also {Helvetia green}.
    {Berlin green}. (Chem.) See under {Berlin}.
    {Brilliant green} (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
       emerald green in composition.
    {Brunswick green}, an oxychloride of copper.
    {Chrome green}. See under {Chrome}.
    {Emerald green}. (Chem.)
       (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a
           metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for
           dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a
           brilliant green; -- called also {aldehyde green},
           {acid green}, {malachite green}, {Victoria green},
           {solid green}, etc. It is usually found as a double
           chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
       (b) See {Paris green} (below).
    {Gaignet's green} (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
       French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
       of a basic hydrate of chromium.
    {Methyl green} (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
       obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
       luster; -- called also {light-green}.
    {Mineral green}. See under {Mineral}.
    {Mountain green}. See {Green earth}, under {Green}, a.
    {Paris green} (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting
       of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and
       arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a
       pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but
       particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato
       bug; -- called also {Schweinfurth green}, {imperial
       green}, {Vienna green}, {emerald qreen}, and {mitis
    {Scheele's green} (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
       essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
       also {Swedish green}. It may enter into various pigments
       called {parrot green}, {pickel green}, {Brunswick green},
       {nereid green}, or {emerald green}.
  3. \Green\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greened} (great): p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Greening}.]
    To make green.
          Great spring before Greened all the year. --Thomson.
  4. \Green\, v. i.
    To become or grow green. --Tennyson.
          By greening slope and singing flood.     --Whittier.
Computing Dictionary

A language proposed by Cii honeywell-bull to meet the DoD ironman requirements which led to ada. This language won in 1979.

["On the GREEN Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):16-21 (Oct 1978)].

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Anoxygenic phototrophs containing chlorosomes and bacteriochlorophyll c, cs, d or e and light harvesting chlorophyll.
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