green Definition

  • 1of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds
  • 2relating to or denoting agriculture or rural issues
  • 3environmentally friendly or beneficial

Using green: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "green" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The grass is green.

  • Example

    She wore a green dress to the party.

  • Example

    Green energy is becoming more popular.

  • Example

    The company has implemented green policies to reduce waste.

green Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for green

Antonyms for green

Phrases with green

  • jealous


    She was green with envy when she saw her friend's new car.

  • a political movement or party that advocates environmental protection, social justice, and nonviolence


    He joined the greens because he wanted to make a difference in the world.

  • a natural talent for gardening or growing plants


    She has a green thumb and can grow anything in her garden.

Origins of green

from Old English 'grēne', related to grow


Summary: green in Brief

The term 'green' [ɡriːn] refers to the color between blue and yellow, as well as to agricultural or environmentally friendly issues. It can describe the color of objects such as grass or clothing, or be used in phrases like 'green energy' or 'green policies.' 'Green with envy' is an idiom meaning jealous, while 'green thumb' describes a talent for gardening.

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