Definition of 'green'

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Example sentences containing 'green'

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Light and fresh with hints of moreish green apple and pale peppers. The Sun (2016)That is why in certain circumstances we have endorsed building on green belt land near cities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Serve the chops with boiled potatoes and green beans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We know that green spaces promote wellbeing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The gills are white and the cap is usually a pale green colour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new growth is bright green compared with the old dark green growth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Also available in green, blue and white. The Sun (2016)That's another reason why fellow golfers are green with envy. The Sun (2016)I have had two green cars, both of which were soon covered in dents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This bean stew is tasty enough to enjoy on its own or with fresh green beans. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We cannot face one more cup of green tea or choke down any more oily fish. The Sun (2012)Probably the trickiest green on the course. The Sun (2009)Nobody thought that green people could say anything worth listening to. Goshgarian, Gary Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)It was straight from the village green. The Sun (2013)Many growers produced few or none of the pale green olives. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How to square the green belt circle? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Suddenly they spotted a group of blue and green lights piercing through the fog. The Sun (2008)These will soon become little green whisks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most homes could take some simple steps to make them greener. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The green and red panel lamps came alight. Len Deighton BomberYou can be green with envy or blue with sadness. Christianity Today (2000)It felt like being on a boat on a dark green ocean. Joanna Blythman SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)Sprinkle with parmesan and serve with green beans. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Pick the green tops off the tomatoes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or they might put green dye in his laundry. The Sun (2013)Then they went to the chipping green and he holed two of his first three attempts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was no mention of the land being green belt. The Sun (2011)So you can cut the amount of tax by driving a greener car. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The uranium gives it a yellow or green colour and makes it glow under ultraviolet light. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Young staff also want offices with green space. The Sun (2013)All of them inflamed with the force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This combination of food is very good with spinach or British green beans. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Also avoid using green ones - especially as baked potatoes. The Sun (2016)

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Translations for 'green'

British English: green /ɡriːn/ ADJECTIVE
in colour Something that is green is the colour of grass or leaves.
...shiny red and green apples.
  • American English: green color
  • Arabic: أَخْضَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: verde
  • Chinese: 绿色的
  • Croatian: zelen
  • Czech: zelený
  • Danish: grøn farve
  • Dutch: groen
  • European Spanish: verde color
  • Finnish: vihreä
  • French: vert
  • German: grün
  • Greek: πράσινος
  • Italian: verde
  • Japanese: 緑色の
  • Korean: 녹색의
  • Norwegian: grønn
  • Polish: zielony
  • European Portuguese: verde
  • Romanian: verde
  • Russian: зеленый
  • Latin American Spanish: verde color
  • Swedish: grön
  • Thai: สีเขียว
  • Turkish: yeşil
  • Ukrainian: зелений
  • Vietnamese: xanh lá cây
British English: green /ɡriːn/ ADJECTIVE
inexperienced If you say that someone is green, you mean that they have had very little experience of life or a particular job.
He was a young lad, very green, very immature.
  • American English: green inexperienced
  • Arabic: قَلِيلُ الـخِبْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: novato
  • Chinese: 无经验的
  • Croatian: neiskusan
  • Czech: nezkušený
  • Danish: grøn uerfaren
  • Dutch: groen onervaren
  • European Spanish: verde inmaduro
  • Finnish: kokematon
  • French: bleu nouveau
  • German: unerfahren
  • Greek: άπειρος
  • Italian: inesperto
  • Japanese: 未熟な 経験不足
  • Korean: 미숙한
  • Norwegian: grønn
  • Polish: zielony
  • European Portuguese: novato
  • Romanian: necopt
  • Russian: неопытный
  • Latin American Spanish: verde inexperto
  • Swedish: oerfaren
  • Thai: คนอ่อนหัด
  • Turkish: acemi
  • Ukrainian: замолодий
  • Vietnamese: thiếu kinh nghiệm
British English: green NOUN
A green is a smooth, flat area of grass around a hole on a golf course.
...the 18th green.
  • American English: green
  • Brazilian Portuguese: área em volta de um buraco de golfe
  • Chinese: 果岭高尔夫球场中靠近球洞的平整区域
  • European Spanish: green
  • French: vert
  • German: Grün
  • Italian: green
  • Japanese: グリーン
  • Korean: 홀 주변의 잔디를 짧게 자른 지역 그린
  • European Portuguese: área em volta de um buraco de golfe
  • Latin American Spanish: green
British English: Green /ɡriːn/ NOUN
Greens are members of political movements concerned with the protection of the environment.
The Greens see themsevles as a radical alternative to the two major political parties.
  • American English: green
  • Arabic: أَخْضَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Verdes
  • Chinese: 绿色
  • Croatian: Zeleni
  • Czech: zelený člen strany
  • Danish: grøn
  • Dutch: de Groenen
  • European Spanish: verde
  • Finnish: vihreä väri
  • French: verts
  • German: Grünfläche
  • Greek: πράσινο
  • Italian: verde
  • Japanese: 緑色
  • Korean: 녹색
  • Norwegian: grønnfarge
  • Polish: ekolog
  • European Portuguese: partido verde
  • Romanian: ecologiști
  • Russian: партия зеленых
  • Latin American Spanish: ecologista fresco
  • Swedish: grönområde
  • Thai: พรรคหรือกลุ่มคนที่รักษาสิ่งแวดล้อม
  • Turkish: yeşil
  • Ukrainian: Партія зелених
  • Vietnamese: thành viên thuộc phong trào bảo vệ môi trường


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