Green

Definitions

  • Trees on the Green, Ripley
    Trees on the Green, Ripley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj green of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass "a green tree","green fields","green paint"
    • adj green not fully developed or mature; not ripe "unripe fruit","fried green tomatoes","green wood"
    • adj green naive and easily deceived or tricked "at that early age she had been gullible and in love"
    • adj green looking pale and unhealthy "you're looking green","green around the gills"
    • adj green concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party
    • v green turn or become green "The trees are greening"
    • n green street names for ketamine
    • n green green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    • n green any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
    • n green an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course "the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"
    • n green a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area "they went for a walk in the park"
    • n Green a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
    • n Green an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
    • n Green 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)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Front cover - black, green and gold decoration Front cover - black, green and gold decoration
Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...
The Old Greene County Game The Old Greene County Game
I'll give you my beautiful Green Umbrella I'll give you my beautiful Green Umbrella
So he got poor Little Black Sambo's beautiful Green Umbrella So he got poor Little Black Sambo's beautiful Green Umbrella
THROUGH EVER-GREEN GLASSES THROUGH EVER-GREEN GLASSES
Nathaniel Greene Nathaniel Greene
Green Ash Green Ash

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair
    • Green A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green . "O'er the smooth enameled green ."
    • Green Any substance or pigment of a green color.
    • Green (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the enviroment; -- of political parties and political philosophies; as, the European green parties.
    • Green Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural. "In that soft season when descending showers
      Call forth the greens , and wake the rising flowers."
    • Green Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound. "As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . the greenest usurpation."
    • Green Having a sickly color; wan. "To look so green and pale."
    • Green Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
    • Green Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment. "I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my gray hairs."
    • Green Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
    • Green Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
    • Green Not roasted; half raw. "We say the meat is green when half roasted."
    • Green Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc.
    • Green The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
    • v. i Green To become or grow green. "By greening slope and singing flood."
    • v. t Green To make green. "Great spring before Greened all the year."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up
    • green Of the color of ordinary foliage, or of unripe vegetation generally; verdant. See II., 1.
    • green Immature with respect to age or judgment; raw; unskilled; easily imposed upon.
    • green Due to or manifesting immaturity; proceeding from want of knowledge or judgment.
    • green New; fresh; recent: as, a green wound; a green hide.
    • green Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; flourishing; undecayed.
    • green Pale; sickly; wan; of a greenish-pale color.
    • green Characterized by the presence of verdure: as, a green winter.
    • green Same as sage cheese (which see, under cheese).
    • green Same as terre verte.
    • green A codfish salted but not dried.
    • n green The color of ordinary foliage; the color seen in the solar spectrum between wavelengths 0.511 and 0.543 micron. According to the theory generally accepted by physicists, the sensation of pure green is a simple one. This sensation cannot be excited alone in a normal eye; but the spectrum at wavelength 0.524 micron, if the light be very much reduced, probably excites the sensation with some approach to purity. It is a common error to suppose that green is a mixture of blue and yellow. This notion arises from the observation that a mixture of blue and yellow pigments generally gives a green. The reason of this is that the color of pigments not having a true metallic appearance is that of the light which they transmit; the blue pigment cuts off the yellow rays and the yellow pigment the blue rays, but certain green rays are transmitted by both. But blue and yellow lights thrown together upon the retina excite a sensation nearly that of white, which may incline slightly to green or to pink according to the tinge of the colors mixed. Green under a high illumination appears more yellowish (the sensation being affected by the color of brightness), and darkened appears more bluish; this is especially true of emerald and yellowish greens (above all, of olive greens), and hardly holds for turquoise-green. The terms and phrases below are the common names for hues of green, some of them being also names of pigments.
    • n green A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage.
    • n green Specifically, a piece of grass-land in a village or town, belonging to the community, being often a remnant of ancient common lands, or, as is usual in the United States, reserved by the community for ornamental purposes; a small common.
    • n green plural Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths.
    • n green plural The leaves and stems of young plants used in cookery or dressed for food, especially plants of the cabbage kind, spinach, etc.
    • n green plural In sugar manufacturing, the syrup which drains from the loaves. The last greens, after three successive crystallizations of sugar, are purified, and form the golden syrup of commerce.
    • green To grow or turn green; in poetical use, to become covered with verdure; be verdurous.
    • green To make green; give or impart a green color to; cause to become green.
    • n green An obsolete form of grin.
    • green To yearn; long.
    • n green In golf: The whole links or golf-course.
    • n green The putting-green, or portion of the links, devoid of hazards, within twenty yards of a hole.
    • n green A name sometimes given to Schweinfurt green.
    • n green An acid dyestuff made by sulphonating the foregoing and designated as azin green S.
    • n green Same as methyl green (which see, under green).
    • n green A basic coal-tar color of the diphenyl-naphthyl-methane type.
    • green In oyster-culture, to give (oysters) a green tinge about the gills by putting them in pits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an average lifetime, people spend four years traveling in cars and six months waiting for red light to turn green
    • adj Green grēn of the colour of growing plants: growing: vigorous: new: unripe: inexperienced, simple, raw, easily imposed on: young
    • n Green the colour of growing plants: a small green or grassy plat, esp. that common to a village or town for public or merely ornamental purposes: the plot of grass belonging to a house or group of houses, usually at the back: :
    • n Green (golf) the whole links on which the game is played, the putting-ground round the individual holes, generally counted as 20 yards from the hole all round
    • n Green (pl.) fresh leaves: wreaths: the leaves and stems of green vegetables for food, esp. plants of the cabbage kind, spinach, &c.: a political party at Constantinople, under Justinian, opposed to the Blues
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Quotations

  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil%20Gibran
    “Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.”
  • Edwin Markham
    Edwin%20Markham
    “The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.”
  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”
  • Minna Antrim
    Minna%20Antrim
    “The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “My salad days, when I was green in judgment.”

Idioms

Get the green light - If you get the green light to do something, you are given the necessary permission, authorisation.
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Green around the gills - If someone looks green around the gills, they look ill.
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Green fingers - (UK) Someone with green fingers has a talent for gardening.
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Green light - If you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something.
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Green thumb - (USA) Someone with a talent for gardening has a green thumb.
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Green with envy - If you are green with envy, you are very jealous.
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Green-eyed monster - The green-eyed monster is an allegorical phrase for somebody's strong jealousy
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Put more green into something - (USA) To put more green into something is to spend more or to increase investment in it.
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Walk the green mile - Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. grene, AS. grēne,; akin to D. groen, OS. grōni, OHG. gruoni, G. grün, Dan. & Sw. grön, Icel. grænn,; fr. the root of E. grow., See Grow.

Usage

In literature:

The wild duck had beautiful green and brown feathers and on his head he had a little green top-knot.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
His pale yellow-green crown is mysteriously tinged with white.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The river and some oleander-bushes, with green lawns between them, offered all we wanted.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
All the rest of that day we were running so near the Florida coast that we could see the green trees on shore.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
The green track crosses the railway cutting, and so journeys on into Titsey Park on the level lowland.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
On a newly-cut green there are stripes of different shades of green.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
He spoke briefly to an officer seated at a table, dressed like himself in red turban and green tunic.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Standing in the crumpled heap of orange and green silk that was her shawl, she turned her back to him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
It was a hideous green, a green of diabolical intensity.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
White contrasts with green and harmonizes with pea-green.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
At last the snow melted, the prairie took on a sheen of green, the tree burst into bud, and birds returned to sing once more.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The color of the latter is green or dark green.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Green sauce, for green geese or ducklings ib.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
When we beached I sprang ashore and ran up the sand to the edge of green.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
One day it came to a desert island, where no living person could be seen, nor any green tree to light upon.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Leaves large, thin; upper surface light green; lower surface gray-green.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
There have been Lady Brabazon, and Mrs. Patmore Green, and Mrs. Montacute Jones.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
W. G. Gano: Good family apple; green; subacid; elegant in quality.
"The Apple" by Various
It is green in the midst, with green lines and longitudinal rows of strong dark brown spots.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
It turned out that through Professor Green her room had been engaged since early the winter before.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

Green, thro a torii, the way
Leads to it, worn, across
A rivulet whose voice intones
With mystery of moss.
"A Nikko Shrine" by Cale Young Rice
They have forgone that bliss
Till they have seen once more
The little land of peace,
Green and bright as of yore.
"The Wild Geese" by Katharine Tynan
No shout of home-bound reapers,
No vintage-song he heard,
And on the green no dancing feet
The merry violin stirred.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When in the shadow of the tomb,
My heart shall rest,
Please lay me where spring flowers bloom
On earth's green breast.
"Ajax' Monument" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Beauty runs virgin in the woods
Robed in her rustic green,
And oft a longing thought intrudes,
As if we might have seen.
"After A Lecture On Wordsworth" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wherever Harry meets me,
Beside the brook or on the green,
How tenderly he greets me!
What can it mean--what can it mean?
"What Can It Mean?" by George Pope Morris

In news:

Green Bay — Guard / center Jason Spitz signed his tender on Monday and will begin voluntary workouts with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, a source said.
They were green long before it was cool to be green.
GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Green Bay Police Department reports the arrest of a man for allegedly driving under the influence for the fifth time.
FRIANT, Calif.–"Making Green on 'Green,'" a seminar on marketing "green" bedding products, will be offered at the upcoming Las Vegas Market by the Specialty Sleep Association ( SSA ).
Green/ Steinbeck Tim and Mary Steinbeck of Elk River announce the engagement of their son, Geoffrey Paul Steinbeck of St Paul, to Shana Holly Green of Minneapolis, daughter of Rich and Jeanne Green of Sioux Falls S.D.
Ask Pat Green about the best advice he ever got from his dad, the one pearl of wisdom he plans to pass on to his own son, Kellis Patrick Green (born Oct 27, 2003), and he doesn't have to think long.
1 bunch green onions (light green portion), finely chopped.
Lime green is the color for mantle cell lymphoma and Pete Lykins' sons and friends donned lime green to rally in support of Pete's fight against the disease.
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue and Orange lines).
Vandals went on a joy ride through the greens of Cokato Town and Country Club early Tuesday morning damaging a golf cart, sprinklers, and the greens.
The WD Caviar Green 2 TB, part of the company's cool and quiet WD Caviar Green family, is shipping and is priced at $299.00.
GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Ray Nitschke Bridge in downtown Green Bay will close on Tuesday.
Who's That: Model Topaz Page-Green Topaz Page-Green is a model on a mission.
Cups frozen cut green beans or Italian green beans.
The blue signs in the median along highway 41 has some seeing green, too much green.
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In science:

Here the o(1) term becomes smal l when the expected number of sampled red bal ls, sampled green bal ls, unsampled red bal ls, and unsampled green bal ls are each large.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT
The second approach to incorporating space-time supersymmetry into string theory is the Green-Schwarz formalism (Green and Schwarz, 1984a, 1984b), in which the target space supersymmetry of the theory is manifest.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Green function of Gpγ as the Green function of a symmetric random walk plus a killing.
Ballistic random walks in random environment at low disorder
Liebert et al. (2003) have recently obtained high S/N spectroscopy of all DA white dwarfs identified in the Palomar-Green (PG) survey (Green et al. 1986).
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
We cal l Gfff the Green function for fff , and Tfff the Green current for fff .
Canonical heights for random iterations in certain varieties
Note that in C1 the pluricomplex potential is just the ordinary Green potential (or minus the ordinary Green potential, depending on taste).
Pluricomplex charge at weak singularities
The only vertex at level 1 that is green is the first one to be visited by X. A vertex µ, with |µ| ≥ 2, is green iff it is visited before time Hpar(µ) and its parent is green.
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
Using a G-invariant Riemannian metric on M one defines Hodge star operator ∗, adjoint operator d∗ , the Laplacian △, and Green’s operator G. (It should be clear from the context where G is the Lie group and where G is Green’s operator.) Since the metric is G-invariant, ∗, d∗ , △, and G are all G-equivariant operators.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
This allows us to limit ourselves to consider the expression of the Green function at a fixed time, say t = 1 , namely to the so-called reduced Green function.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
Our proofs rely on a restriction-type Fourier analytic argument of Green and Green-Tao.
Arithmetic structures in random sets
As in (A.3) let g (s, t) be the Green function of the random walk ¯Y j for the halfline (−∞, r0 ], and let ˜g(s, t) be the Green function for the complement of the interval [r0 + 1, r ].
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Gσ;∞1 (k) corresponding to the Green function in Eq. (6.242) to coincide with that of the exact Green function.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
For these Hamiltonians the corresponding Green functions do not explicitly depend on N ; for mean-field Hamiltonians, these Green functions implicitly depend of N only for one specific value of N , say N0 , so that they remain unchanged upon changing N from N0 to N0 ± 1.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
Further, since zero-temperature Green functions do not explicitly depend on µ, the differences between the chemicals corresponding to N0 - and N0 ± 1particle GSs, discussed in the previous paragraph, have no impact on the behaviours of these Green functions.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
The green open squares are the 5 RCBs found in the SMC (Tisserand et al. 2004) and the full green square is the SMC RCB star MSX-SMC-014 (Kraemer et al. 2005).
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
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