green Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “green” in the English Dictionary

"green" in British English

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uk   us   /ɡriːn/

green adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a ​colour between ​blue and ​yellow; of the ​colour of ​grass: green ​vegetables
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green adjective (POLITICAL)

B2 relating to the ​protection of the ​environment: green ​politics/​issues a green ​campaigner/​activist the Green Partygo green to do more to ​protectnature and the ​environment: The Chancellor ​proposed a ​crackdown on ​car and ​plane emissions, and the ​introduction of ​taxincentives to go green.
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green adjective (PLANTS)

B1 covered with ​grass, ​trees, and other ​plants: the green ​hills of Ireland

green adjective (NOT READY)

(​especially of ​fruit) not ​ready to ​eat, or (of ​wood) not ​dry enough to use: green ​bananas/​tomatoes

green adjective (NOT EXPERIENCED)

informal not ​experienced or ​trained: I was very green when I ​startedworking there.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡriːn.nəs/
the ​quality of being green: What first ​struck her when she ​arrived in ​England was the greenness of the ​landscape.


uk   us   /ɡriːn/

green noun (COLOUR)

A2 [C or U] the ​colour of ​grass; a ​colour between ​blue and ​yellow: light/​pale green dark/​bottle green
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green noun (GRASS)

[C] an ​areaplanted with ​grass, ​especially for use by the ​public: Children were ​playing on the village green. [C] mainly UK used as a ​part of a ​name: Sheep's Green [C] a ​flatarea of ​grasssurrounding the ​hole on a golfcourse
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green noun (FOOD)

greens [plural] the ​leaves of green ​vegetables such as ​spinach or cabbage when ​eaten as ​food

Greennoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡriːn/
a ​member of the Green Party: He used to be a Liberal, but now he's a Green.
(Definition of green from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"green" in American English

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greenadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ɡrin/

green adjective, noun [C/U] (COLOR)

(of) the ​color that is a ​mixture of ​blue and ​yellow; the ​color of ​grass: a green ​dress [C] I don’t like that green.

greenadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ɡrin/

green adjective [-er/-est only] (OF PLANTS)

of or ​relating to ​grass, ​trees, and other ​plants: I’d like a green ​salad (= made with ​leafyvegetables).

green adjective [-er/-est only] (POLITICAL)

relating to the ​protection of the ​environment: green ​politics

green adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT READY)

not ​experienced or ​trained: I was ​pretty green when I ​joined this ​company.

greennoun [C]

 us   /ɡrin/ regional US

green noun [C] (PLANTS)

an ​areaplanted with ​grass, esp. for use by the ​public: The ​fair will be ​held on the green behind the ​library. A green is also an ​area of ​smoothgrasssurrounding a ​hole on a ​golfcourse.
(Definition of green from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"green" in Business English

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relating to or believing in the ​protection of the ​naturalenvironment: green issues/politics/solutions Small ​companies need green ​solutions to be more ​affordable. Car ​manufacturers are ​investing in green ​technology. Their ​recyclingpolicies are very green. a green campaigner/activist Companies are becoming greener in ​response to ​customerexpectations.
go green to ​start doing things in a way that ​protects the ​naturalenvironment: There are many ​benefits for ​developers and ​builders who decide to go green. My ​supermarket went green last ​year and has ​stoppedsupplyingfreeplastic bags.
(Definition of green from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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