- adjective relating to, interested in or concerned about the environment
- noun a colour like that of grass and leaves
- noun an area of public land covered with grass in the middle of a village
- noun a person with a concern for ecological and environmental problems
- A term referring to unseasoned timber or to fresh, unhardened concrete, plaster, or paint.
- Term referring to environmentally and ecologically sustainable design and/or use.
- adjective denotes a wicket with a relatively lush covering of grass that retains early morning moisture well into the day, producing conditions favourable to movement of the ball off the pitchCitation ‘England, coping well with a green Calcutta wicket – which in those days and for some years afterwards was the best wicket for pace bowlers in India – had made 403’ (Bose 1990)
- adjective showing concern about or sensitivity towards environmental issues
- adjective supporting or promoting the protection of the environment
- noun a supporter or advocate of protecting the environment, especially a member of a political party concerned with environmental issues
- noun money. Banknotes of all denominations are green in the USA. In Britain, pound notes were green until replaced by coins in the 1980s.
- noun a £5 note or the sum of five pounds. The UK banknote is dark turquoise in colour.
- noun weed, from the usual colour of herbal cannabis. A fashionable synonym for the earlier grass, heard especially since 2000.
- noun the closely mown area at the end of a fairway on a golf course on which the hole for the ball is located
- used to describe a wine that is still too acidic or too young to drink and enjoy
- used to describe a wine with high acidity and grassy flavours
Origin & History of “green”
Green is pre-eminently the colour of growing plants, and so appropriately it was formed from the same prehistoric Germanic base, *grō-, as produced the verb grow. Its west and north Germanic derivative *gronjaz gave German grün, Dutch groen, Swedish grön, and Danish grøn as well as English green.