Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) street names for ketamine
  2. (noun, attribute) green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
  3. (noun, food) any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
  4. (noun, location) an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
  5. (noun, location) a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  6. (noun, object) a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
  7. (noun, person) an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
  8. (noun, person) 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)
  9. (verb, change) turn or become green
  10. (adj, all) of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
    green fields
    green paint
  11. (adj, all) not fully developed or mature; not ripe
    fried green tomatoes
    green wood
  12. (adj, all) naive and easily deceived or tricked
  13. (adj, all) looking pale and unhealthy
    green around the gills
  14. (adj, pert) concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Green


Origin of the word Green

  1. O.E. grene, earlier groeni, related to O.E. growan "to grow," from W.Gmc. *gronja- (cf. O.Fris. grene, O.N. gr?nn, Dan. gr?n, Du. groen, Ger. gr?n), from PIE base *gro- "grow," through sense of "color of living plants." The color of jealousy at least since Shakespeare (1596); "Greensleeves," ballad of … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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