Green is the color of growing grass and leaves, of emeralds, and of jade. In the continuum of colors of visible light, it is located between yellow and blue. It is also one of three primary additive colors, along with red and blue, which, combined in different combinations on a computer or television display, make all the other colors.

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  1. 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.
  2. A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
  3. A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
  4. The surface upon which bowls is played.
  5. One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 3 points.
  6. a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement.
  7. A grassy plain; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage.
  8. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths.
  9. Any substance or pigment of a green colour.
  10. marijuana.
  11. Money.


  1. To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
  2. To become or grow green in colour.
    By greening slope and singing flood. — Whittier.
  3. To add greenspaces to (a town).
  4. To become environmentally aware.
  5. To make (something) environmentally friendly.


  1. Having green as its color.
    The former is completely green.
  2. Sickly, unwell.
    Sally looks pretty green — is she going to be sick?
  3. Inexperienced.
    John's kind of green, so take it easy on him this first week.
  4. Naive or unaware of obvious facts.
  5. Environmentally friendly.
    Let's buy green copier paper for the office.
  6. Overcome with envy.
    He was green with envy.
  7. Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture
  8. Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.
  9. Not fully roasted; half raw.
  10. Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
  11. Of wine, high or too high in acidity.
  12. Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.
  13. Full of life and vigour; fresh and vigorous; new; recent.
    a green manhood; a green wound

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