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English

Etymology

From Old English grēne.

Pronunciation

Adjective

green (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
green

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. The color the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570-nm.
  2. The color produced by mixing yellow and blue pigments.
  3. Having green as its color.
  4. Sickly, unwell.
    Sally looks pretty green — is she going to be sick?
  5. Inexperienced.
    John's kind of green, so take it easy on him this first week.
  6. Environmentally friendly.
    Let's buy green copier paper for the office
  7. (figuratively) Overcome with envy.
    green with envy
  8. (cricket) Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.[1]
  10. Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.

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  1. ^ “unsmoked bacon used to be called green bacon, though the term is losing currency” Delia Online: Bacon, including gammon

Noun

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Singular
green

Plural
{{{1}}}

green ({{{1}}})
  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.
    green colour:   
  2. (politics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
  3. (golf) A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The surface upon which bowls is played.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points.

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Verb

Infinitive
to green

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to green (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
  2. (transitive) To add green spaces to (a town).
  3. (intransitive) To become environmentally aware.
  4. (transitive) To make (something) environmentally friendly.

Synonyms

  • (make (something) green):: engreen

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