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green / grēn/ • adj. 1. of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds: the leaves are bright green. ∎  consisting of fresh vegetables of this color: a green salad. ∎  denoting a light or flag of this color used as a signal to proceed. ∎  (of a ski run) of the lowest level of difficulty, as indicated by colored markers on the run. ∎  Physics denoting one of three colors of quark. 2. covered with grass, trees, or other plants: proposals that would smother green fields with development. ∎  (usu. Green) concerned with or supporting protection of the environment as a political principle: a Green candidate for the European parliament. ∎  (of a product) not harmful to the environment. 3. (of a plant or fruit) young or unripe: green shoots. ∎  (of wood) unseasoned. ∎  (of food or leather) not dried, smoked, or tanned. ∎  (of a person) inexperienced, naive, or gullible: a green recruit fresh from college. ∎  (of a memory) not fading: clubs devoted to keeping green the memory of Sherlock Holmes. ∎  still strong or vigorous: first there was green old age, hardly different from middle age. ∎ archaic (of a wound) fresh; not healed. 4. (of the complexion or a person) pale and sickly-looking: “Are you all right?—You look absolutely green.” ∎  as a sign of jealousy or envy. • n. 1. green color or pigment: major roads are marked in green. ∎  green clothes or material: two girls in red and green. ∎  green foliage or growing plants: that lovely canopy of green over Puritan Road. ∎  inf., dated money: you'll save yourself some green. 2. a green thing, in particular: ∎  a green light. 3. a piece of public or common grassy land, esp. in the center of a town: a house overlooking the green. ∎  an area of smooth, very short grass immediately surrounding a hole on a golf course. 4. (greens) green leafy vegetables: salad greens collard greens. 5. (usu. Green) a member or supporter of an environmentalist group or party. • v. make or become green, in particular: ∎  [tr.] make (an urban or desert area) more verdant by planting or encouraging trees or other greenery: greening the desert. ∎  [tr.] make less harmful or more sensitive to the environment: the importance of greening this industry. ∎  [intr.] become green in color, through age or by becoming covered with plants: the roof was greening with lichen. DERIVATIVES: green·ish adj. green·ly adv. green·ness n. ORIGIN: Old English grēne (adjective), grēnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groen, German grün, also to grass and grow.

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Green, William Curtis

Green, William Curtis (1875–1960). English architect. A pupil of Belcher, he set up a practice in 1898 and designed a number of electricity-generating stations, houses, and cottages (notably at Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb). He became a partner in the London firm of Dunn and Watson (1912), responsible for several accomplished Classical buildings, including Wolseley House of 1921 (later Barclays Bank) and the National Westminster Bank (with details derived from Peruzzi), both in Piccadilly, and the Scottish Provident Institution, Pall Mall (with elements derived from Michelangelo's New Sacristy, San Lorenzo, Florence). In the 1930s he designed the exterior and interiors of the Dorchester Hotel, London, the structure of which was by Owen Williams. He also designed churches (e.g. St Christopher, Cove, Hants. (1934) ).

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A. S. Gray (1985);
J. Lloyd (ed.) (1978);
Me. Miller (1992, 2002);
Miller & and Gray (1992);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (1971);
Reilly (1931)

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Green, William

William Green, 1872–1952, American labor leader, president of the American Federation of Labor (1924–1952), b. Coshocton, Ohio. He rose through the ranks of the United Mine Workers of America, of which organization he was (1912–24) secretary-treasurer. With backing from John L. Lewis, Green was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) to succeed Samuel Gompers. He led the organization of skilled labor into craft unions and gradually built up AFL membership. After eight of the largest unions split away (1935) under the leadership of John L. Lewis and formed the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) to organize workers in industrial unions, Green led the AFL in the subsequent struggle with the CIO. He set forth his philosophy in Labor and Democracy (1939). Green was succeeded as president of the AFL by George Meany. See American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

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green of the colour of growing herbage, verdant OE.; fresh, young, unripe, immature XVII. OE. grēne = OS. grōni (Du. groen), OHG. gruoni (G. grün), ON. grœnn :- Gmc. *ʒrōnjaz, f. *ʒrō- (see GROW).
Hence greenery XVIII. greengage XVIII. f. name of Sir William Gage. greenhorn perh. orig. ox with green (i.e. young) horns XV; inexperienced person XVII. greening †variety of pear; apple which is green when ripe. XVII. prob. — MDu. groeninc (Du. groening) kind of apple. greenness OE.

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green

green.
1. Grass-covered land, especially that common to a village or small town, sometimes used for recreation, e.g. bowling or cricket.

2. The same, but once used for bleaching in areas where linen was manufactured, e.g. Ulster, where many survive, called bleach-greens.

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Green

Green. Poem by Verlaine set for v. and pf. by Debussy, 1887–8, as No.5 of Ariettes oubliées, and by Fauré, 1891, as No.3 of 5 Mélodies, Op.58. Also set as Offrande by R. Hahn, 1895.

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