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green·house

 (grēn′hous′)
n.
1. A structure, primarily of glass or sheets of clear plastic, in which temperature and humidity can be controlled for the cultivation or protection of plants.
2. Slang A clear plastic bubble or shell covering part of an aircraft.

greenhouse

(ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs)
n
(Botany) a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

green•house

(ˈgrinˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a building, room, or area, usu. chiefly of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenhouse - a building with glass walls and roofgreenhouse - a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
hothouse, indoor garden, conservatory - a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
orangery - a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
Adj.1.greenhouse - of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect; "greenhouse gases"

greenhouse

noun glasshouse, conservatory, hothouse Take some cuttings and over-winter them in the greenhouse.
Translations
skleník
drivhus
kasvihuone
staklenik
melegházüvegház
gróîurhús
温室
온실
rastlinjak
växthus
เรือนกระจกสำหรับปลูกต้นไม้
nhà kính

greenhouse

[ˈgriːnhaʊs]
A. N (greenhouses (pl)) [ˈgriːnhaʊzɪz]invernadero m
B. CPD greenhouse effect Nefecto m invernadero
greenhouse gas Ngas m invernadero

greenhouse

[ˈgriːnhaʊs] nserre fgreenhouse effect n
the greenhouse effect → l'effet m de serregreenhouse gas ngaz m contribuant à l'effet de serregreenhouse gas emissions nplémissions fpl de gaz à effet de serregreenhouse warming nréchauffement m dû à l'effet de serre

greenhouse

[ˈgriːnˌhaʊs] nserra

green

(griːn) adjective
1. of the colour of growing grass or the leaves of most plants. a green hat.
2. not ripe. green bananas.
3. without experience. Only someone as green as you would believe a story like that.
4. looking as if one is about to be sick; very pale. He was green with envy (= very jealous).
noun
1. the colour of grass or the leaves of plants. the green of the trees in summer.
2. something (eg paint) green in colour. I've used up all my green.
3. an area of grass. a village green.
4. an area of grass on a golf course with a small hole in the centre.
5. concerned with the protection of the environment. green issues; a green political party.
ˈgreenish adjective
close to green. a greenish dress.
greens noun plural
green vegetables. Children are often told that they must eat their greens.
ˈgreenflyplural ˈgreenfly noun
a type of small, green insect. The leaves of this rose tree have been eaten by greenfly.
ˈgreengage (-geidʒ) noun
a greenish-yellow type of plum.
ˈgreengrocer noun
a person who sells fruit and vegetables.
ˈgreenhouse noun
a building usually of glass, in which plants are grown.
ˈgreenhouse effect noun
(singular) the gradual heating of the atmosphere caused by air pollution which traps energy from the sun.
the green light
permission to begin. We can't start until he gives us the green light.

greenhouse

مُسْتَنْبَتٌ زُجَاجِيّ skleník drivhus Gewächshaus θερμοκήπιο invernadero kasvihuone serre staklenik serra 温室 온실 broeikas drivhus cieplarnia estufa теплица växthus เรือนกระจกสำหรับปลูกต้นไม้ sera nhà kính 温室
References in classic literature ?
I shall fly through the roof of the greenhouse if somebody doesn't hold me down.
So they went into Death's great greenhouse, where flowers and trees grew strangely into one another.
She's sent Timothy down ter Cobb's greenhouse three times for fresh flowers--an' that besides all the posies fetched in ter her, too.
But I must not fly too boldly in the face of Providence, and have ordered those in the boxes to be taken into the greenhouse for the winter, and hope the Bouquet d'Or, in a sunny place near the glass, may be induced to open some of those buds.
Ben Weatherstaff brought the rose in its pot from the greenhouse.
Yet here and there some object had had the luck to escape--a white railway signal here, the end of a greenhouse there, white and fresh amid the wreckage.
There he would find them, and, moreover, it was not at all difficult, as the sashes of the dry-room might be raised like those of a greenhouse.
The dusk of the greenhouse is luminous yet With quivers of opal and tremors of gold; For the sun is at rest, and the light from the west, Like delicate wine that is mellow and old,
But, by good fortune the greenhouse was not far off, and these words brought us to it.
On the other side of the house, to match with the library, was the conservatory, ornamented with rare flowers, that bloomed in china jars; and in the midst of the greenhouse, marvellous alike to sight and smell, was a billiard-table which looked as if it had been abandoned during the past hour by players who had left the balls on the cloth.
He told me it was wanted by his gardener, to be used, in solution, for the killing of insects in the greenhouse.
He had thought of Jo in reaching after the thorny red rose, for vivid flowers became her, and she had often worn ones like that from the greenhouse at home.