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Tuesday word: Green

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019

Green (adjective)
green [green]


adjective
1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.
3. characterized by the presence of verdure.
4. made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad.
5. not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged: This peach is still green.
6. unseasoned; not dried or cured: green lumber.
7. immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: a green worker.
8. simple; unsophisticated; gullible; easily fooled.
9. fresh, recent, or new: an insult still green in his mind.
10. having a sickly appearance; pale; wan: green with fear; green with envy.
11. full of life and vigor; young: a man ripe in years but green in heart.
12. environmentally sound or beneficial: green computers.
13. (of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due especially to a lack of maturity.
14. freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.
15. not fired, as bricks or pottery.
16. (of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened.
17. Foundry.
a. (of sand) sufficiently moist to form a compact lining for a mold without further treatment.
b. (of a casting) as it comes from the mold.
c. (of a powder, in powder metallurgy) unsintered.

noun
18. a color intermediate in the spectrum between yellow and blue, an effect of light with a wavelength between 500 and 570 nm; found in nature as the color of most grasses and leaves while growing, of some fruits while ripening, and of the sea.
19. Art. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments.
20. green coloring matter, as paint or dye.
21. green material or clothing: to be dressed in green.
22. greens.
a. fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration; wreaths.
b. the leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or cabbage, used for food.
c. a blue-green uniform of the U.S. Army.
23. grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.
24. a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common.
25. Also called putting green. Golf. the area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole.
26. bowling green.
27. a shooting range for archery.
28. Informal. green light (def 1).
29. Slang. money; greenbacks (usually preceded by the): I'd like to buy a new car but I don't have the green.
30. (initial capital letter) a member of the Green party (in Germany).

verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
31. to become or make green.
32. Informal. to restore the vitality of: Younger executives are greening corporate managements.

Idioms
33. read the green, to inspect a golf green, analyzing its slope and surface, so as to determine the difficulties to be encountered when putting.


Origin: before 900; Middle English, Old English grene; cognate with German grün; akin to grow

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GREEN
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.
COFFEE TALK WITH FRED ARMISEN: ON ‘PORTLANDIA,’ MEETING OBAMA, AND TAYLOR SWIFT’S GREATNESS|MARLOW STERN|JANUARY 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

It’s cool because Trenchmouth opened for Green Day in the early ‘90s in Wisconsin.
COFFEE TALK WITH FRED ARMISEN: ON ‘PORTLANDIA,’ MEETING OBAMA, AND TAYLOR SWIFT’S GREATNESS|MARLOW STERN|JANUARY 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

I just did one [Geezer] with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.
COFFEE TALK WITH FRED ARMISEN: ON ‘PORTLANDIA,’ MEETING OBAMA, AND TAYLOR SWIFT’S GREATNESS|MARLOW STERN|JANUARY 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.
LOST FOR THOUSANDS OF STROKES: 'DESERT GOLFING' IS 'ANGRY BIRDS' AS MODERN ART|ALEC KUBAS-MEYER|JANUARY 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST

At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
THE CONGO'S FORGOTTEN COLONIAL GETAWAY|NINA STROCHLIC|DECEMBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Overhead and round him were the quiet hills and the green fields.
THE THREE DEVILS: LUTHER'S, MILTON'S, AND GOETHE'S|DAVID MASSON

Hyson tea and Souchong mixed together, half and half, is a pleasant beverage, and is more healthy than green tea alone.
MRS. HALE'S RECEIPTS FOR THE MILLION|SARAH JOSEPHA HALE

The sight is perfectly dazzling; the plain, as far as the eye can reach, extending in the same bespangled carpet of red and green .
PARSONS ON THE ROSE|SAMUEL BROWNE PARSONS

Green woods and green shades about here are more like Cobham, in Kent, than anything we dream of at the foot of Alpine passes.
A WEEK'S TRAMP IN DICKENS-LAND|WILLIAM R. HUGHES

There were some ladies on the lawn in pretty blue and green dresses.
NEW TREASURE SEEKERS|E. (EDITH) NESBIT


Tags: adjective, noun, theme: colour, verb, wordsmith: simplyn2deep
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