greengreen1 /ɡriːn/ ●●●S1W2 adjective 🔊 🔊 1colourCC having the colour of grass or leaves 🔊 beautiful green eyes 🔊 Raw coffee beans are green in colour.dark/light/pale/bright green 🔊 a dark green dress →bottle green, lime green, pea green, → olive greenat olive(3)2grassyDN covered with grass, trees, bushes etc 🔊 green fields3fruit/plantHBPDFREADY not yet ready to be eaten, or very young 🔊 The bananas are still green. 🔊 tiny green shoots of new grass4environmenta) (also Green) [only before noun]connected with the environment or its protection 🔊 green issues such as the greenhouse effect and global warming 🔊 He was an early champion of green politics.b)harming the environment as little as possible 🔊 We need to develop greener cleaning products. 🔊 The industry has promised to go green (=change so that it harms the environment less).► see thesaurus at environmentally friendly5without experience informalREADY young and lacking experience syn naive 🔊 I was pretty green then; I had a lot of things to learn.6ill informalILL looking pale and unhealthy because you are ill 🔊 George looked a bit green the next morning.look green about/around the gills (=look pale and ill)7 →green with envy8 →the green-eyed monster9 →have green fingers10 →the green stuff —greenness noun [uncountable]
greengreen2 ●●●S2W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable, uncountable]CC the colour of grass and leaves 🔊 a room decorated in pale blues and greens 🔊 different shades of green2 →greens3[countable]AREA a level area of grass, especially in the middle of a village 🔊 I walked home across the green. →village green4[countable]DSG a smoothflat area of grass around each hole on a golf course 🔊 the 18th green5 →Green
green• The infestation, described as the worst for 20 years, follows recordrains and the greening of normally aridexpanses.• Earth Day advocates were busygreening up the city's parks.From Longman Business Dictionarygreengreen /griːn/ adjectiveconnected with protecting the environment or harming it as little as possibleThese revelations will damage the company’s green image.Voters see very little difference between the main political parties on green issues.