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Green appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Red blood, green blood
  • The queen in green screamed.
  • Blue glue gun, green glue gun.
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Green appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Evil One" veneer got to green, even olive.
  • To LSU, O engineer, game escrow orcs seem a green igneous lot.
  • Elitist carabineer gossip: a koto gala got okapis so green I bar acts I tile.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun green:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective green and its most common antonym:


The word green is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun green

What does green mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • green: greens
  • Green: Greens

  1. green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
  2. a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  3. 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)
  4. an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
  5. an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
  6. any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
  7. street names for ketamine

Alternative definition of the noun green


  1. The colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters.
  2. [politics, sometimes capitalised] A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
  3. [golf] A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
  4. [context: bowls] The surface upon which bowls is played.
  5. [context: snooker] One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points.
  6. [British] a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement.
  7. [British, slang, uncountable] marijuana.
  8. [US, uncountable] Money.

Specialised definition of the noun green

Glossary of sports

the closely mown area at the end of a fairway on a golf course on which the hole for the ball is located (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowls

a 34-40m square area of closely cut grass on which outdoor bowls is played (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

the area around a hole where the grass has been cut very short for putting (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective green

What does green mean as an attribute of a noun?

Green is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: greener | greenest

  1. of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
  2. concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party
  3. not fully developed or mature; not ripe
  4. looking pale and unhealthy
    • examples: you're looking green | green around the gills
    • similar: ill / sick
  5. naive and easily deceived or tricked

Alternative definition of the adjective green


  1. Having green as its color.
  2. Sickly, unwell.
  3. See Inexperienced.
  4. Environmentally friendly.
  5. [figuratively] Overcome with envy.
  6. [cricket] Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture
  7. {dated] Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.
  8. Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
  9. [context: wine] Of wine, high or too high in acidity.
  10. Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.
  11. Naïve or unaware of obvious facts.

Definition of the verb green

What does green mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: greened | greening | greens

  1. turn or become green
    • example: The trees are greening
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: color / colour / discolor / discolour = change color, often in an undesired manner


  1. Green is a suburban city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 25,699 at the 2010 census. It is located almost exactly midway between the cities of Akron and Canton, although it is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. Green is a city in Clay County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 128.
  3. Green is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 7,515 at the 2010 census.
  4. Green is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It lies at an elevation of 16 feet.
  5. Green a.k.a. Green, Kentucky: Green is an unincorporated community within Elliott County, Kentucky, United States.
  6. GREEN is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.
  7. Green Road Station is a station on the aptly named-Green Line of the RTA Rapid Transit in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is the eastern terminus of the Green Line.

There are other places with in their name, like Ash Green, Big Green, Eye Green, Green Bay, Green Oak, Green Sea, Ivy Green, ivy-green, Kew Green, Pye Green, Tye Green, Ayot Green, Bell Green, Dean Green, Etna Green, Fort Green, Golf Green, Green Bank, Green bean.


  1. Green was an English cricketer who was associated with Kent and made his first-class debut in 1828.
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer
  2. Green was an English cricketer from Amberley, West Sussex who played for Sussex during the 1740s.
  3. Green a.k.a. Ryan Ahlwardt is a member of the musical group, Straight No Chaser.

There are other people with in their name, like åke green, Amy Green, Ann Green, Art Green, Ava Green, Ben Green, Bob Green, Dan Green, Dee Green, Don Green and many others.


  1. Green is a rock and roll band from Chicago. The band was started by Jeff Lescher, John Diamond, and John Valley. This lineup recorded the 1984 four-song EP The Name of This Group Is Green and the band's 1986 self-titled debut album, which featured 14 songs, including re-recordings of all four songs from the earlier EP.
    • members:
    • genre: Rock music
    • albums: "Green", "The Name of This Group Is Green", "Elaine MacKenzie", "White Soul", "The Pop Tarts", "Pathetique", "Green 5", "Eau de Vie", "R.E.M."
  2. green is a musical group.
    • albums: "Schlager", "Couldn't Bear to Be Special"

There are other groups with in their name, like Green Go, Dr. Green, Green Day, Green Fuz, Green tea, Ivy Green, ivy-green, Acid green, Gang Green, Green Crow, Green Eyes, Green Grey, Green!Eyes, Mrs. Green, Green Crown, Green Jellÿ, Green Mango, Green Onion, Green Pitch.


Green is a record label.


  1. "Green" is the sixth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in November 1988. As its debut album for Warner Bros. Records, the band continued to explore political issues both in the album's lyrics and packaging. To promote Green, the band embarked on an 11 month world tour and released four singles: "Orange Crush", "Stand", "Pop Song 89", and "Get Up".
  2. "Green" is the twelfth studio album by Japanese hard rock band B'z, released on July 3, 2002. The catalog code for this album is BMCV-8005. "Green" sold 800,120 copies in its first week, about 40,000 copies more than "ELEVEN" and sold 1,131,788 copies overall.
  3. "Green" is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock musician Steve Hillage. It was recorded primarily in Dorking, Surrey, and in London, and was produced and engineered by Nick Mason, of Pink Floyd fame.
  4. "Green" is the fourth album by American thrash metal band Forbidden.
  5. "Green" is a self-released album by Ray LaMontagne. It was briefly available on his website during 2006, along with One Lonesome Saddle and Acre of Land.
  6. "Green" is a 1988 album by Meir Ariel.
    • also known as Yrukot, Yerukot, Yerukot (Yellow Blue)
    • released in (28 years ago)
  7. "Green" a.k.a. "Days/Green" is the forty-fourth single by Ayumi Hamasaki, released on December 17, 2008. In addition to the A-sides "Days" and "Green", the single contains re-recorded versions of Hamasaki's songs "Love: Destiny" and "To Be". The single became Hamasaki's 31st single to reach number one on the Oricon and 19th consecutive overall.
    • also known as GREEN
    • music by Tetsuya Yukumi & Tago Kunio
    • lyrics by Ayumi Hamasaki
  8. "Green" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Green": Green is the debut album of Chicago pop band Green, released on Ganggreen Records in 1986.
  10. "Green" is the lead single by the American singer-songwriter Brendan James, from his first studio album The Day Is Brave. The song has been featured in the Lifetime's hit show, Army Wives.
  11. "GREEN" is a musical single of Tokio.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  12. "Green" is an album released in 1986 by Hiroshi Yoshimura.
  13. "Green" is an album by Australian pop singer John Paul Young, released in 1977. It peaked at number 19 on the Australian albums chart.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (38 years ago)
  14. "Green" is a composition.
  15. "Green" a.k.a. "Universal Indicator Green": Green is the unofficial name of an album by Universal Indicator. The common held belief is that Richard D. James produced the 12" and 10" records, while Mike Dred produced the 7". It is also rumored to be produced by James, Dred and Grant Wilson-Claridge, although it is possible that either James or Dred solely produced the album. The album was pressed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies of a box set in which a 12", 10" and 7" vinyl record come in a screen-printed white plastic shopping bag. A purple promotional 7" exists as a copy of the green 7".
    • also known as [Green]
    • genre: Acid house
    • released in (21 years ago)
  16. "Green" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. "Green" is a book written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
  2. "Green": Green: The Beginning and the End is a novel. It is considered book 0 of the Circle Series of Black, Red, and White. It was written by Ted Dekker, and published by Thomas Nelson in the United States on September 1, 2009.
    • language: English Language
    • characters:
      • Thomas Hunter
      • Elyon
      • Samuel
      • Marie
      • Billy
      • Kara Hunter
      • Monique de Raison
      • Janae
      • Teeleh
      • Mikil
      • Jamous
      • Chelise
      • Qurong
      • Eram
      • Marsuuv
    • released in (7 years ago)


  1. "Green": Genevieve, a New York intellectual, moves to the country with her self-involved journalist boyfriend, Sebastian, while he works on his latest project about sustainable farming.
  2. "Green" is a 2009 action crime drama film written and directed by Brett William Mauser.
  3. "Green" is a 2012 short, comedy and drama film written and directed by Chris Fallen.
  4. "Green" is a 2013 short, drama and family film written and directed by Heather Young.
  5. "Green" is a film, directed by MMPFilms & Humbi Entress.
    • genre: Sports
    • tagline: Snowboard Movie
    • released in (9 years ago)
  6. "Green" is a drama film directed by Gideon Kolirin.
    • country: Israel
    • language: Hebrew Language
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (33 years ago)
  7. "Green" is a film.


Green is a drinking establishment.

There are other foods with Green in their name, like Green Man, Green bean, Green peas, salt-green, Green anjou, Green Beans, Green curry, Green sauce, Leafy Green, Green Dragon, Green chilies, Green Figwort, Fast Green Fcf, Green mint syrup, Green Jack Ripper, Green pea risotto, Green papaya salad, Peas - Fried Green, Green tea ice cream and Le Puy green lentil.


  1. Green a.k.a. Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere", meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine regardless of computer architecture. Java is, as of 2014, one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 9 million developers. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them.
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  2. Green is the only green real estate designation for REALTORs approved by the National Association of Realtors. The program was developed in 2008 by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of NAR, with administration transferred to the Green Resource Council.
  3. Green is a lunar impact crater on the Moon's far side. It lies just to the west of the huge walled plain Mendeleev, and is nearly joined with the west-northwestern edge of the crater Hartmann.
  4. Green Crater is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 52.7° S and 8.4° W. It is 184.0 km in diameter and was named after Nathan E. Green, a British astronomer.
    • also known as 格林撞擊坑
  5. Green is an album led by cellist Hank Roberts which was recorded in late 2007 and released on the JMT label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (7 years ago)
  6. Green a.k.a. .green: The extension .green has been proposed as one of the new generic top level domains to be added to the Domain Name System.

Phrases with Green

Phrases starting with the word Green:

  1. Green 'un
  2. green ash
  3. Green Jay
  4. Green Man
  5. green pea
  6. green soy
  7. Green Tax
  8. green tea
  9. Green Top
  10. Green Wax

Phrases ending with the word Green:

  1. pea green
  2. pea-green
  3. Sap green
  4. sea green
  5. sea-green
  6. beet green
  7. bice green
  8. blue green
  9. blue-green
  10. dark-green

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Green

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Google previewZookeeping (2013)

An Introduction to the Science and Technology by Mark D. Irwin, John B. Stoner, Aaron M. Cobaugh

For many, being green means recycling or turning off lights when leaving a room, whereas for others it means much more, from energy and water conservation to green building. Today, earth-friendly practices have become more prominent in ...

Google previewThe Consistent Choice (2012)

For Better Living in a Better World by Donna Kendall

Being green means we understand the consequences of our behaviors and we freely choose to respect the laws of nature and morality. Having respect for nature and the environment by safeguarding natural resources and humanity is a vital ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

ditto Green sand. ditto ditto Green sand. Crag. London clay. ditto Crag, ditto ditto ditto CoRNBRASH. ditto Kelloway stone. Upper oolite. London clay ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Green sand. Above the London } clay. Green sand. London clay. Above the London clay. ditto ditto MoUNTAIN LIMEstone. ditto ditto ditto ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green. With its magisterial coverage of English slang of all types (from 1 8th<entury cant to contemporary US urban black slang) and from all corners of the English-speaking world (from London to the Bronx and from Australia to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

A green fritt easily friable. Phosphate ot soila and ammonia 2. § ' t A white opake uncohering mass A very MAGNESIA Carbonate of soila Magnesia 'Borax ' J- A semi-transparent somewhat milky glass of a gelatinous appearance, but -* very ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century (2004)

by Sorrel Kerbel

Green,1988 Hakutonet vehapasim[The Shirt and the Stripes], 1983; as Tzili, the Storyofa ...

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Quotes about Green

Green are the valleys
green are the fields
green are the forests and long rolling hills
green like the shamrock and eyes with a smile
green as old Ireland
The emerald isle. (Charles M. Moore)
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Scrabble value of G2R1E1E1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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