Green - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡriːn|  American pronunciation of the word green
Brit.  |ɡriːn|  British pronunciation of the word green

noun

- green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass (syn: greenness, viridity)
- a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area (syn: common, commons, park)
- 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)
- an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
- a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
- an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
- any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables (syn: greens)
- street names for ketamine (syn: jet, k)

verb

- turn or become green

adjective

- of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass(syn: dark-green, greenish, light-green)
- looking pale and unhealthy
- naive and easily deceived or tricked (syn: fleeceable, gullible)

Examples

...fields green with meadow grass...

...a new pitcher who's pretty green, even by rookie standards...

a mixture of blues and greens

The town green was the center of activity.

It took him four shots to get to the green.

I don't have the green for a new car.

Some mild attempts were made to green me.

Raw coffee beans are green in colour.

The bananas are still green.

He was an early champion of green politics.

We need to develop greener cleaning products.

I was pretty green then; I had a lot of things to learn.

George looked a bit green the next morning.

I walked home across the green.

a room decorated in pale blues and greens

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: green
present participle: greening
past tense: greened
past participle: greened
noun
singular: green
plural: greens
adjective
comparative: greener
superlative: greenest
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