- 1 having the colour of grass or the leaves of most plants and trees green beans Wait for the light to turn green (= on traffic lights). covered with grass
- 2 covered with grass or other plants green fields/hills After the rains, the land was green with new growth. fruit
- 3 not yet ready to eat green tomatoes politics
- 4 concerned with the protection of the environment; supporting the protection of the environment as a political principle green politics Try to adopt a greener lifestyle. the Green Party Wordfinderbiodiversity, conservation, endanger, the environment, extinct, green, managed, species, sustainable, toxic See related entries: Conservation person
- 5(informal) (of a person) young and lacking experience The new trainees are still very green.
- 6(of a person or their skin) being a pale colour, as if the person is going to vomit It was a rough crossing and most of the passengers looked distinctly green. Word Origin Old English grēne (adjective), grēnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groen, German grün, also to grass and grow.Extra examples an olive green carpet the lush green grass wearing an emerald green dress It was a rough crossing and most of the passengers looked distinctly green.Idioms
(saying) said about people who never seem happy with what they have and always think that other people have a better situation than they have very jealous