From Middle English grene, from Old English grēne, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz (compare West Frisian grien, Dutch groen, Low German grön, green, greun, German grün, Swedish grön, Danish and Norwegian Nynorsk grøn, Norwegian Bokmål grønn), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (“to grow”). More at grow.
- (UK, General Australian) IPA(key): /ɡɹiːn/
- (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ɡɹin/
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- Rhymes: -iːn
- Having green as its color.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
- The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: […] .
- (figuratively, of people) Sickly, unwell.
- Sally looks pretty green — is she going to be sick?
- Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
- (figuratively, of people) Inexperienced.
- John's kind of green, so take it easy on him this first week.
- (figuratively, of people) Naïve or unaware of obvious facts.
- (figuratively, of people) Overcome with envy.
- He was green with envy.
- (figuratively) Environmentally friendly.
- 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, “Urban canopies let nature bloom”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 22, page 30:
- As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.
- (cricket) Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture.
- (dated) Of bacon or similar smallgoods: unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.
- (dated) Not fully roasted; half raw.
- Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried: containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.
- That timber is still too green to be used.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- (wine) High or too high in acidity.
- Full of life and vigour; fresh and vigorous; new; recent.
- a green manhood; a green wound
- (Philippines) Having a sexual connotation.
- (particle physics) Having a color charge of green.
- (having green as its color): verdant
- (of bacon: unprocessed): raw, unprocessed, unsmoked
- (of wine: high in acidity): tart
- See also Thesaurus:new
- See also Thesaurus:inexperienced
- See also Thesaurus:gullible
- (having green as its colour): nongreen, ungreen
- (having green as its colour charge): antigreen
- (of bacon: unprocessed): processed, smoked, spiced
- (of wine: high in acidity): cloy, sweet
- (of certain fruits: ready to be eaten): ripe
green (plural greens)
- The colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters.
- green colour:
- (politics, sometimes capitalised) A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
- 2013, Joe Smith, What Do Greens Believe?, →ISBN, page 62:
- How have greens sought to map an ecologically and socially sustainable future for society?
- (golf) A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
- 2010, Dan Jenkins, Fairways and Greens, →ISBN, page 233:
- There are eighteen holes but I dare any visitor to find more than, say, twelve fairways and seven or eight greens.
- (bowls) The surface upon which bowls is played.
- (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 3 points.
- (Britain) a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement.
- A grassy plain; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage.
- o'er the smooth enamelled green
- (chiefly in the plural) Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths.
- Alexander Pope
- In that soft season when descending showers / Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
- Alexander Pope
- Any substance or pigment of a green colour.
- (Britain, slang, uncountable) marijuana.
- (US, slang, uncountable) Money.
- (particle physics) One of the three color charges for quarks.
- (environmentalist): environmentalist, greenie (Australian), tree hugger, treehugger
- (green vegetables): veg (informal)
- (putting green): putting green
- (surface on which bowls is played): bowling green
- advanced green
- almond green, almond-green
- apple green, apple-green
- Berlin green
- Bermuda green, Bermuda-green
- bice green
- bladder green, bladder-green
- bleaching green, bleaching-green
- bottle green, bottle-green
- bowling green, bowling-green, Bowling Green
- bronze green, bronze-green
- Brunswick green Brunswick-green
- cedar green, cedar-green
- celandine green, celandine-green
- chrome green, chrome-green
- crown green
- deep green, deep-green
- emerald green, emerald-green
- fair green
- forest green, forest-green
- grape green, grape-green
- grass green, grass-green
- green fee, greens fee
- green-keeper, greenkeeper, greenskeeper
- Gretna Green
- Guignet's green
- Hungary green, Hungary-green
- hunter green, hunter's green
- in the green
- jade green, jade-green
- jungle green, jungle-green
- kelly green, kelly-green
- Kendal green
- Kensal Green
- leek green, leek-green
- lettuce green, lettuce-green
- light green, light-green
- lime green, lime-green
- Lincoln green
- little green man
- long green
- Marina green, Marina-green
- mineral green, mineral-green
- mitis green
- Monastral Green
- moss green, moss-green
- mountain green, mountain-green
- Nile green, Nile-green
- olive green, olive-green
- on the green
- Paris green
- parrot green, parrot-green
- pea green, pea-green
- pistachio green, pistachio-green
- Prussian green, Prussian-green
- putting green, putting-green
- red-green colorblindness, red-green colour blindness
- rub of the green, rub on the green
- Russian green, Russian-green
- Saxon green, Saxon-green
- Scheele's green
- schweinfurt green
- sea green, sea-green
- see any green in one's eye
- Spanish green, Spanish-green
- spring green
- town green
- turquoise green, turquoise-green
- Veronese green, Veronese-green
- Vienna green
- village green
- vine-leaf green, vine-leaf-green
- Wood Green
- (transitive) To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
- Great spring before greened all the year.
- To become or grow green in colour.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)
- by greening slope and singing flood
- (transitive) To add greenspaces to (a town, etc.).
- 2000, AIA Guide to New York City (page 58)
- The newer 39-story, 1.5-million-square-foot tower occupies much of the original Shearson Garden, a larger parklet that briefly greened the construction site to be, and is remembered fondly by nearby Tribecans.
- 2000, AIA Guide to New York City (page 58)
- (intransitive) To become environmentally aware.
- (transitive) To make (something) environmentally friendly.
- (make (something) green): engreen
- Turkmen: ýaşyl
|Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)|
|pink||red ; crimson||orange||yellow ; cream|
|lime||green||cyan ; teal|
|azure, sky blue||blue||violet ; indigo||magenta ; purple|
Although the official term for the green is jamkoviště, it is rarely used in practice. Instead, unofficial Czech versions of the English word green, variously spelled green, grýn, and grín, are used in practice.
German Low GermanEdit
green (Late ME)
- To come to an understanding or agreement.
- (rare) To make a compact of reconciliation.
|1st person singular||gree||greede|
|2nd person singular||greest||greedest|
|3rd person singular||greeth, greeþ||greede|
|greende, greinge||greed, ygreed|