What is green?

  • (noun): The property of being green; resembling the color of growing grass.
    Synonyms: greenness, viridity
    See also — Additional definitions below


Green is the color of emeralds, jade, and growing grass. In the continuum of colors of visible light it is located between yellow and blue. Green is the color most commonly associated with nature and the environmental movement, Islam, spring, hope and envy.

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Green Revolution
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Khaki - Military Use
... shade chosen had a clearly darker and more green hue ... This shade of brown-green remained in use by many countries throughout the two World Wars ... the second half of the WWII, American olive drab became distinctly more green, known as olive green ...
Green - Idioms and Expressions
... Having a green thumb ... Green-eyed monster ... It originated in the 1980s on Wall Street, and originates from the green of dollars ...
Wilmette, Illinois - Sustainability
... In March, 2010, the Village partnered with Go Green Wilmette to present Going Green Matters Wilmette's Green Fair, 2010, a sustainable living and recycling event that drew over ...

More definitions of "green":

  • (noun): An environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party.
  • (verb): Turn or become green.
    Example: "The trees are greening"
  • (adj): Concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party.
  • (noun): An area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course.
    Example: "The ball rolled across the green and into the trap"
    Synonyms: putting green
  • (adj): Not fully developed or mature; not ripe.
    Example: "Fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
    Synonyms: unripe, unripened, immature
  • (adj): Looking pale and unhealthy.
    Example: "You're looking green"; "green around the gills"
  • (noun): United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952).
    Synonyms: William Green
  • (noun): Any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables.
    Synonyms: greens, leafy vegetable
  • (noun): A river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River.
    Synonyms: Green River
  • (noun): A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
    Synonyms: park, commons, common

Famous quotes containing the word green:

    Avarice, sphincter of the heart.
    —Matthew Green (1696–1737)

    If you meet a cross-eyed person
    you must plunge into the grass,
    alongside the chilly ants,
    fish through the green fingernails
    and come up with the four-leaf clover....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean; the world has grown grey from thy breath;
    We have drunken of things Lethean; and fed on the fullness of death.
    Laurel is green for a season, and love is sweet for a day;
    But love grows bitter with treason, and laurel outlives not May.
    Sleep, shall we sleep after all? for the world is not sweet in the
    For the old faiths loosen and fall, the new years ruin and rend.
    —A.C. (Algernon Charles)