Definition of green noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡriːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːn//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] the colour of grass and the leaves of most plants and trees the green of the countryside in spring The room was decorated in a combination of greens and blues. She was dressed all in green.
  2. vegetables
  3. 2 greens [plural] (especially British English) green vegetables Eat up your greens. It’s important to eat fresh greens every day.
  4. area of grass
  5. 3[countable] (British English) an area of grass, especially in the middle of a town or village Children were playing on the village green.
  6. 4[countable] (in golf) an area of grass cut short around a hole on a golf course the 18th green Did the ball land on the green? see also bowling green, putting green See related entries: Golf
  7. politics
  8. 5 the Greens [plural] the Green Party (= the party whose main aim is the protection of the environment)
  9. Word OriginOld English grēne (adjective), grēnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groen, German grün, also to grass and grow.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: green