• WordNet 3.6
    • adj light-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"
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  • Mark Twain
    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”


Get the green light - If you get the green light to do something, you are given the necessary permission, authorisation.
Green light - If you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something.


In literature:

Her green eyes lighted up: her pupils seemed to glitter with spangles of gold.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
They are smooth, strongly serrated and rather pointed; the color is a light, bright green.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
When light snow is first powdering the spruces and bending the delicate hemlock branches, dusky shapes flit out of the green cover.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
What a mistake it would have been if some supernal electrician had dropped a green or a blue spot-light on the scene!
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Whether it was occasioned by my youthful, green or delicate appearance, or my light, feminine voice, I could not divine.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
The drapery was fluttering, scanty, and of a light sea-green tint, as if it had imbibed a hue from the element beneath.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Violet and blue photograph too light; green, yellow, orange and red, too dark.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
The front door had side-lights hidden by narrow, green blinds and a fan-light above.
"The Lilac Girl" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The prevailing hues were light red and purple-grey, the rocks being finely interlaced with a small-leaved creeper of the brightest green.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Before reentering the woods I looked back and saw the blue-coated figure offering a light to the green coat.
"Where the Sabots Clatter Again" by Katherine Shortall

In poetry:

The fields of my Lord are wide and broad,
He has pastures fair and green,
And vineyards that drink the golden light
Which flows from the sun's bright sheen.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Is beauty vain because it will fade?
Then are earth's green robe and heaven's light vain;
For this shall be lost in evening's shade,
And that in winter's sleety rain.
"For The Album of Miss Caroline C---" by John Pierpont
We know that the bowers are green and fair
In the light of that summer shore,
And we know that the friends we have lost are there,
They are there—and they weep no more!
"The Messenger-Bird" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Golden-green limpid light flows through the trees
As an underseas world, and a bird
Long silent, suddenly dazzles the dripping wood
With the sweetest wild song I ever heard.
"A Wood After Rain" by Douglas Gibson
As swift as the wind to ride they were seen,
Until they came near unto Bethnal Green;
And as the knight lighted most courteouslie,
They all fought against him for pretty Bessee.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
And hence this scene, in sunset glory warm,--
Its woods around,
Its still stream winding on in light and shade,
Its soft, green meadows and its upland glade,--
To me is holy ground.
"Chalkey Hall" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Green Matter Moving at the Speed of Light .
We also like the light, but fresh green tea and cucumber scent.
New growth in spring is light green.
The board of Walgreen Co. Has given the green light to a new $2 billion share repurchase program and approved a 28.6% hike in the quarterly dividend, the biggest in the company's history.
The town says it can't afford to install the system that gives emergency vehicles the green light (more).
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Students living in campus dorms were finally given the green light to move back in just before 7:00 Monday night.
The green light to proceed with construction of a new 345,000 volt transmission line in south Bloomington.
You know some cheap-irony critical mass has been reached when studios start green-lighting glitzy remakes of TV shows that themselves wallowed in a "we don't take this seriously and neither should you" self-awareness.
EU to Green-Light UTC 's $16.5B Goodrich Deal.
A Green Light for Baron's Cove .
From left to right, Sandstorm, Stanley, and H1ghlander wait for the green light and for the sun to rise.
Disney Gets Green Light to Acquire German Network Das Vierte.
It's been seven days now since operation Pillar of Defense got the green light.
Last year council members gave the green light to the Granville Homes apartment development on L Street near downtown.
World's largest digital camera gets green light.

In science:

N ) separates initial conditions that fall in the basis of attraction of the g = 0 fixed point (p3 = ∞, green/light solid line) from those that flow to the p1 = −1 fixed tra jectory (red/dark solid line).
Preemptive nematic order, pseudogap, and orbital order in the iron pnictides
Different contributions to C7γ (µb ) (solid line) are plotted as functions of CF V : in blue the SM , in red the neutral current-current , in green the exotic-fermion and in purple the light-fermion contribution.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The light from the scintillator tile (Fig. 5(a)) is collected by a wavelength-shifting fiber, that re-emits the light in green (where SiPM is most sensitive) and guides the light toward the active area of the SiPM (1 mm2 , Fig. 5(b)).
Calibration System with Optical Fibers for Calorimeters at Future Linear Collider Experiments
The contribution from the PSL doubling in the beat note detection is much more significant, so it is this level that is shown as the light green curve in Figure 7.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
In hue, one complete cycle is red-yellow-green-light blue-blue-purple-red.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling