World English Dictionary
green (ɡriːn)
1.  any of a group of colours, such as that of fresh grass, that lie between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum in the wavelength range 575--500 nanometres. Green is the complementary colour of magenta and with red and blue forms a set of primary coloursRelated: verdant
2.  a dye or pigment of or producing these colours
3.  something of the colour green
4.  a small area of grassland, esp in the centre of a village
5.  an area of ground used for a purpose: a putting green
6.  (plural)
 a.  the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
 b.  freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration
7.  (sometimes capital) a person, esp a politician, who supports environmentalist issues (see sense 13)
8.  slang money
9.  slang marijuana of low quality
10.  slang (plural) sexual intercourse
11.  of the colour green
12.  greenish in colour or having parts or marks that are greenish: a green monkey
13.  (sometimes capital) concerned with or relating to conservation of the world's natural resources and improvement of the environment: green policies; the green consumer
14.  vigorous; not faded: a green old age
15.  envious or jealous
16.  immature, unsophisticated, or gullible
17.  characterized by foliage or green plants: a green wood; a green salad
18.  fresh, raw, or unripe: green bananas
19.  unhealthily pale in appearance: he was green after his boat trip
20.  denoting a unit of account that is adjusted in accordance with fluctuations between the currencies of the EU nations and is used to make payments to agricultural producers within the EU: green pound
21.  (of pottery) not fired
22.  (of meat) not smoked or cured; unprocessed: green bacon
23.  metallurgy (of a product, such as a sand mould or cermet) compacted but not yet fired; ready for firing
24.  (of timber) freshly felled; not dried or seasoned
25.  (of concrete) not having matured to design strength
26.  to make or become green
Related: verdant
[Old English grēne; related to Old High German gruoni; see grow]

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