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1. The area at the end of a golf course fairway in which the hole is placed, having more closely mowed turf than the rest of the course.
2. An area in which to practice putting.
1. (Golf) (on a golf course) the area of closely mown grass at the end of a fairway where the hole is
2. (Golf) an area of smooth grass with several holes for putting games
adj. green•er, green•est. adj.
1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.
3. characterized by verdure: a green Christmas.
4. made of green leafy vegetables: a green salad.
5. not fully matured; unripe: green fruit.
6. unseasoned; not cured: green lumber.
7. immature in age or judgment; untrained; inexperienced: green recruits.
8. simple; unsophisticated; naive.
9. having a sickly or pale appearance: to turn green with fear.
a. advocating or promoting environmentalism: green consumers.
b. environmentally sound or beneficial: green computers.
11. full of life and vigor; youthful: a green old age.
12. fresh, recent, or new: a green wound.
13. (of wine) having a flavor that is raw, harsh, and acid, due esp. to a lack of maturity.
14. freshly slaughtered or still raw: green meat.
15. not fired, as bricks or pottery.
16. (of cement or mortar) freshly set and not completely hardened.n.
17. a color intermediate in the spectrum between yellow and blue, an effect of light with a wavelength between 500 and 570 nm: found in nature as the color of most grasses and leaves while growing.
18. a secondary color formed by the mixture of blue and yellow pigments.
19. green coloring matter, as paint or dye.
20. green material or clothing: dressed in green.
a. the leaves and stems of certain plants, as spinach, kale, or lettuce, eaten as a vegetable.
b. fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration.
22. grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.
23. a piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common.
24. Also called putting green. the area of closely cropped grass surrounding each hole on a golf course.
25. bowling green.
26. a shooting range for archery.
27. Informal. green light (def. 1).
28. Slang. money; greenbacks (usu. prec. by the).v.i., v.t.
29. to become or make green.Idioms:
green with envy, extremely jealous.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English grēne, c. Old Frisian grēne, Old Saxon grōni, Old High German gruoni, Old Norse grønn; akin to grow]
1. John Richard, 1837–83, English historian.
2. Paul Eliot, 1894–1981, U.S. playwright.
3. William, 1873–1952, U.S. labor leader.
4. a river flowing S from W Wyoming to join the Colorado River in SE Utah. 730 mi. (1175 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||putting green - an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; "the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"|