green

green
1 /gri:n/ adjective
1 COLOUR having the colour of grass or leaves: Go on - the traffic lights have turned green! | green eyes
2 GRASSY covered with green grass: green fields
3 FRUIT/PLANT very young, or not yet ready to be eaten: The bananas are still green. | new green shoots on the roses
4 WITHOUT EXPERIENCE informal young and lacking experience: a new batch of very green recruits
5 ILL informal looking pale and unhealthy because you are ill: George looked a bit green the next morning. | green around/about the gills (=looking ill or frightened)
6 ENVIRONMENT connected with the environment: green issues
7 POLITICS belonging to the Green political party
8 green with envy wishing very much that you had something that someone else has
9 the green-eyed monster humorous or literary jealousy
10 have green fingers BrE have a green thumb AmE to be good at making plants grow
11 the green stuff AmE informal money
2 noun
1 (C, U) the colour of grass and leaves: a room decorated in pale blues and greens
2 greens (plural)
a) informal vegetables with large green leaves: Eat your greens.
b) AmE leaves and branches used for decoration, especially at Christmas
—compare greenery
3 (C) a level area of grass, especially in the middle of a village: playing cricket on the green
—see also: bowling green, village green
4 (C) a smooth flat area of grass around each hole on a golf course
5 Green (C) someone who supports the Green political party
3 verb
1 to fill an area with growing plants in order to make it more attractive: the challenge of greening the city
2 to make a person or organization realize the importance of environmental problems: the greening of public opinion

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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