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[green] /grin/
adjective, greener, greenest.
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 especially 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.
  1. (of sand) sufficiently moist to form a compact lining for a mold without further treatment.
  2. (of a casting) as it comes from the mold.
  3. (of a powder, in powder metallurgy) unsintered.
noun
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.
  1. fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration; wreaths.
  2. the leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or cabbage, used for food.
  3. 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.
27.
a shooting range for archery.
28.
Informal. green light (def 1).
29.
Slang. money; greenbacks (usually preceded by the):
I'd like to buy a new car but I don't have the green.
30.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Green party (in Germany).
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
31.
to become or make green.
32.
Informal. to restore the vitality of:
Younger executives are greening corporate managements.
Idioms
33.
read the green, to inspect a golf green, analyzing its slope and surface, so as to determine the difficulties to be encountered when putting.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English grēne; cognate with German grün; akin to grow
Related forms
greenage, noun
greenly, adverb
nongreen, adjective
outgreen, verb (used with object)
ungreened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for outgreen

green

/ɡriːn/
noun
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 colours related adjective 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.
(pl)
  1. the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
  2. 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.
(pl) (slang) sexual intercourse
adjective
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
verb
26.
to make or become green
Derived Forms
greenish, adjective
greenly, adverb
greenness, noun
greeny, adjective
Word Origin
Old English grēne; related to Old High German gruoni; see grow

Green

/ɡriːn/
noun
1.
Henry, real name Henry Vincent Yorke. 1905–73, British novelist: author of Living (1929), Loving (1945), and Back (1946)
2.
John Richard. 1837–83, British historian; author of A Short History of the English People (1874)
3.
T(homas) H(ill). 1836–82, British idealist philosopher. His chief work, Prolegomena to Ethics, was unfinished at his death
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Word Origin and History for outgreen

green

n., adj.

Old English grene "green, young, immature, raw," earlier groeni, from West Germanic *gronja- (cf. Old Saxon grani, Old Frisian grene, Old Norse grænn, Danish grøn, Dutch groen, Old High German gruoni, German grün), from PIE root *ghre- "grow" (see grass), through sense of "color of living plants."

Meaning "a field, grassy place" was in Old English. Sense of "of tender age, youthful" is from early 15c.; hence "gullible" (c.1600). The color of jealousy at least since Shakespeare (1596); "Greensleeves," ballad of an inconstant lady-love, is from 1570s. Green light in figurative sense of "permission" is from 1937. Green and red as signals on railways first attested 1883, as nighttime substitutes for semaphore flags. Green beret originally "British commando" is from 1949. Green room "room for actors when not on stage" is from 1701; presumably a well-known one was painted green.

v.

Old English grenian (see green (n.,adj.)). Related: Greened; greening.

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Slang definitions & phrases for outgreen

green

adjective

Advocating environmental protection; pro-ecological •The opposite of brown (1970s+)

noun

Money, esp ready cash; folding money: plus ''green'' or ''front money'' to pay off others (1920s+ Underworld & sports)

Related Terms

long green, mean green


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Idioms and Phrases with outgreen
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