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English adjective: green

1. green of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass

SamplesA green tree.
Green fields.
Green paint.

Synonymsdark-green, greenish, light-green


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. green concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party

3. green not fully developed or mature; not ripe

SamplesUnripe fruit.
Fried green tomatoes.
Green wood.

Synonymsimmature, unripe, unripened


Antonymsripe, mature

4. green looking pale and unhealthy

SamplesYou're looking green.
Green around the gills.

Similarill, sick


5. green naive and easily deceived or tricked

SamplesAt that early age she had been gullible and in love.

Synonymsfleeceable, gullible

Similarnaif, naive


English noun: green

1. green (attribute) green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

Synonymsgreenness, viridity

Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

Narrower (hyponym)blue green, bluish green, bottle green, chartreuse, chrome green, emerald, greenishness, jade, jade green, olive green, olive-green, Paris green, pea green, sage green, sea green, teal, yellow green, yellowish green

2. green (location) a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

SamplesThey went for a walk in the park.

Synonymscommon, commons, park

Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

Narrower (hyponym)amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground, village green

Instance hyponymCentral Park

Part meronympopulated area, urban area

3. Green (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)

SynonymsWilliam Green

Instance hypernymlabor leader

4. Green (person) an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party

Broader (hypernym)conservationist, environmentalist

Member meronymGreen Party

5. Green (object) a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River

SynonymsGreen River

Instance hypernymriver

Part meronymBeehive State, Equality State, Mormon State, UT, Utah, WY, Wyoming

6. green (location) an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course

SamplesThe ball rolled across the green and into the bunker.

Synonymsputting green, putting surface

Broader (hypernym)land site, site

Part meronymgolf course, links course

7. green (food) any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables

Synonymsgreens, leafy vegetable

Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie

Narrower (hyponym)beet green, chard, chop-suey greens, common sorrel, dandelion green, French sorrel, lamb's-quarter, leaf beet, pigweed, salad green, salad greens, sorrel, spinach, spinach beet, sprout, Swiss chard, turnip greens, wild spinach, wild spinach

8. green (artifact) street names for ketamine

Synonymscat valium, honey oil, jet, K, special K, super acid, super C

Broader (hypernym)Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride

English verb: green

1. green (change) turn or become green

SamplesThe trees are greening.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

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