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Green - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Green' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Green [ n.]
- The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
- A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green.
- Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
- pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
- Any substance or pigment of a green color.
2 . Green [ superl.]
- 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.
- Having a sickly color; wan.
- Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound.
- Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
- Not roasted; half raw.
- Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment.
- Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc.
3 . Green [ v. i.]
- To become or grow green.
4 . Green [ v. t.]
- To make green.

Meaning of 'Green' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . green [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
Example in sentence:
  • the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker
Meaning (2):
- a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
Example in sentence:
  • they went for a walk in the park
3 . green [ v]
Meaning (3):
- turn or become green
Example in sentence:
  • The trees are greening
4 . green [ a]
Meaning (4):
- not fully developed or mature; not ripe
Example in sentence:
  • fried green tomatoes;
  • green wood;
  • unripe fruit
5 . green [ s]
Meaning (5):
- of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
Example in sentence:
  • a green tree;
  • green fields;
  • green paint
Meaning (6):
- naive and easily deceived or tricked
Example in sentence:
  • at that early age she had been gullible and in love
Meaning (7):
- looking pale and unhealthy
Example in sentence:
  • green around the gills;
  • you're looking green