adj. green•er, green•est
1) of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum:
green leaves[/ex]
2) covered with herbage or foliage; verdant:
green fields[/ex]
3) cvb characterized by verdure:
a green Christmas[/ex]
4) cvb made of green leafy vegetables:
a green salad[/ex]
5) not fully matured; unripe:
green fruit[/ex]
6) unseasoned; not cured:
green lumber[/ex]
7) immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced:
green recruits[/ex]
8) simple; unsophisticated; naive
9) having a sickly or pale appearance:
to turn green with fear[/ex]
10) ecl cvb
a) advocating or promoting environmentalism:
green consumers[/ex]
b) environmentally sound or beneficial:
green computers[/ex]
11) full of life and vigor; youthful:
a green old age[/ex]
12) fresh, recent, or new:
a green wound[/ex]
13) vin (of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due esp. to a lack of maturity
14) freshly slaughtered or still raw:
green meat[/ex]
15) not fired, as bricks or pottery
16) bui (of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened
17) phs 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
18) fia a secondary color formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments
19) green coloring matter, as paint or dye
20) cvb green material or clothing:
dressed in green[/ex]
21) greens
a) coo the leaves and stems of certain plants, as spinach, kale, or lettuce, eaten as a vegetable
b) fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration
22) grassy land; a plot of grassy ground
23) a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common
24) spo
Also called putting green the area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole on a golf course.
25) spo
bowling green
26) spo a shooting range for archery
27) inf Informal.
green light 1)
28) cvb sts Slang. money; greenbacks (usu. prec. by the)
29) to become or make green
Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE grēne, c. OFris grēne, OS grōni, OHG gruoni, ON grønn; akin to grow green′ly, adv. green′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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