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green

 (grēn)
n.
1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
2. Something green in color.
3. greens Green growth or foliage, especially:
a. The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.
b. The leaves of certain plants eaten as vegetables.
4. A grassy lawn or plot, especially:
a. A grassy area located usually at the center of a city or town and set aside for common use; a common.
b. Sports A putting green.
5. greens A green uniform: "a young ... sergeant in dress greens" (Nelson DeMille).
6. Slang Money.
7. Green A supporter of a social and political movement that espouses global environmental protection, bioregionalism, social responsibility, and nonviolence.
adj. green·er, green·est
1. Of the color green.
2.
a. Abounding in or covered with green growth or foliage: the green woods.
b. Made with green or leafy vegetables: a green salad.
c. Characterized by mild or temperate weather: a green climate.
3.
a. Not mature or ripe: green tomatoes.
b. Not grown up; young: still at a green age.
c. Vigorous or robust: keeping one's memory green.
d. Lacking training or experience. See Synonyms at young.
e. Lacking sophistication or worldly experience; naive.
f. Easily duped or deceived; gullible.
4. Not yet fully processed, especially:
a. Not dried or aged: green wood.
b. Not cured or tanned: green pelts.
5.
a. Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others: green technology; recyclable green products.
b. Favoring or supporting environmentalism: green legislators who strengthened pollution controls.
6.
a. Having a sickly or unhealthy appearance.
b. Envious or jealous.
7. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
v. greened, green·ing, greens
v.intr.
To become green: The rains came, and the grass greened.
v.tr.
1. To make green: Grass greened the hills.
2. To design or organize so as to be beneficial or less harmful to the environment, especially in reducing the amount of pollution created: efforts to green the economy.
Idiom:
green around/about the gills
Pale or sickly in appearance.

[Middle English grene, from Old English grēne; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 7 translation of German (die) Grünen, (the) Greens, from grün, green.]

green′ly adv.
green′ness n.
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Adv.1.greenly - with green color; "the countryside rolled greenly down into the valley"
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It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark from top to bottom, ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.
I took a cigar, and went upstairs to look at the lights of which he had spoken that blazed so greenly along the Highgate hills.
It is habitually hard upon Sir Leicester, whose countenance it greenly mottles in the manner of sage-cheese and in whose aristocratic system it effects a dismal revolution.
Love is like a tree; it sprouts forth of itself, sends its roots out deeply through our whole being, and often continues to flourish greenly over a heart in ruins.
Quick-growing trees had shadowed the kingposts so that the idols and totems, seated in carved shark jaws, grinned greenly and monstrously at the futility of man through a rime of moss and mottled fungus.
Under Liriano's leadership, the staff has been striving to operate as efficiently and as greenly as possible, eliminating paper consumption by 66% by relying on digital tools and technology.
Mr Foster added: "As a business we're committed to operating as cleanly and greenly as possible and this goes for our demolition work too.
Their new acquisition was designed by the engineer Ernest W Twining who was a contemporary of Henry Greenly and the famous model maker W J Bassett-Lowke.
The pair had finished a very close second two weeks previously and Joanna felt that she had jumped greenly that day and would improve for the run.
In a performance that oozed with In a performance that oozed with class, the five-year-old Flemensfirth gelding travelled powerfully for most of the race, and despite running greenly between the last two flights, he ran on well towards the line to win by three-quarters of a length from the Banbury-based runner-up Ballagh.
The NRF Foundation also administers NRF s other scholarship programs, including the Ray Greenly and Dream BIG scholarships.
Patiently ridden, he made up ground nicely when asked but showed his inexperience as he raced greenly and hung fire for a few strides.