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Greco, El
orig. Doménikos Theotokópoulos born 1541, Candia, Crete died April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain Cretan-born Spanish painter, the first great master of Spanish ...
Greco, Emilio
▪ 1996       Italian sculptor (b. Oct. 11, 1913, Catania, Italy—d. April 5, 1995, Rome, Italy), created graceful bronze and marble figures and reliefs that reflected ...
Greco, Jose
▪ 2001       Italian-born flamenco dancer (b. Dec. 23, 1918, Montorio nei Frentani, Italy—d. Dec. 31, 2000, Lancaster, Pa.), came to be considered the world's greatest ...
Grec·o (grĕkʹō), El. Originally Doménikos Theotokópoulos. 1541-1614. Greek-born Spanish painter of religious works, such as Christ Stripped of His Garments (1579) and ...
a combining form representing Greek in compound words: Greco-Roman. Also, esp. Brit., Graeco-. [ < L Graec(us) Greek + -O-] * * *
Greco-Persian Wars
▪ 492–449 BC also called  Persian Wars        (492–449 BC), a series of wars fought by Greek states and Persia over a period of almost half a century. The ...
/gree'koh roh"meuhn, grek'oh-/, adj. 1. of or having both Greek and Roman characteristics: the Greco-Roman influence. 2. pertaining to or designating a style of the fine arts ...
Greco-Roman wrestling
Style of wrestling that prohibits the legs from being used to obtain a fall and in which no holds may be taken below the waist. It originated in France in the early 19th century ...
Greco-Turkish Wars
(1897, 1921–22) Two military conflicts between the Greeks and the Turks. The first, or Thirty Days' War, took place after an 1896 rebellion on Turkish-ruled Crete between ...
gree1 /gree/, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. superiority, mastery, or victory. 2. the prize for victory. 3. Obs. a step. [1275-1325; ME gre < OF < L gradus step, GRADE; cf. ...
gree1 /gree/, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. superiority, mastery, or victory. 2. the prize for victory. 3. Obs. a step. [1275-1325; ME gre < OF < L gradus step, GRADE; cf. ...
/grees/, n. 1. Ancient Greek, Hellas. Modern Greek, Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 10,583,126; 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km). Cap.: ...
Greece, Church of
▪ national church also called  Greek Orthodox Church   the established church of Greece, and one of the most important autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, ...
Greece, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of nine horizontal stripes of blue and white with a blue canton bearing a white cross. The flag has a width-to-length ...
Greece, history of
▪ Byzantine to modern Introduction       history of the area from the Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) period, beginning about AD 300, to the present. For earlier periods, ...
—greedless, adj. —greedsome, adj. /greed/, n. excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions. [1600-10; back formation from GREEDY] Syn. avarice, avidity, ...
See greedy. * * *
See greedily. * * *
—greedily, adv. —greediness, n. /gree"dee/, adj., greedier, greediest. 1. excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious: the greedy owners of the ...
/gree"gree/, n. grigri. * * *
—Greekdom, n. —Greekish, adj. /greek/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Greece, the Greeks, or their language. 2. pertaining to the Greek Orthodox Church. 3. noting or pertaining ...
Greek (Orthodox) Church
Greek (Orthodox) Church or Greek Church n. 1. the established church of Greece, an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church 2. loosely the Eastern Orthodox Church * * *
Greek alphabet
Writing system developed in Greece с 1000 BC, the direct or indirect ancestor of all modern European alphabets. Derived from the North Semitic alphabet via that of the ...
Greek Anthology
▪ Greek literature Greek  Anthologia Hellēnikē,  also called  Palatine Anthology,         collection of Greek epigrams, songs, epitaphs, and rhetorical exercises ...
Greek calendar
      any of a variety of dating systems used by the several city-states in the time of classical Greece and differing in the names of their months and in the times of ...
Greek calends
a point or time that does not or will not exist: She will do it on the Greek calends. Also, Greek kalends. * * *
Greek Catholic
1. a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. 2. a Uniat belonging to a church observing the Greek rite. [1905-10] * * *
Greek Catholic church
▪ Roman Catholicism       an Eastern Catholic church of the Byzantine rite, in communion with Rome since the mid-19th century. A small body of Greek Catholics came into ...
Greek Church.
See Greek Orthodox Church (def. 1). * * *
Greek Civil War
(1944–45, 1946–49). Two-stage conflict during which Greek communists unsuccessfully tried to gain control of Greece. The two principal Greek guerrilla forces that had ...
Greek cross
a cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal piece of the same length. See illus. under cross. [1715-25] * * *
Greek fire
1. an incendiary mixture of unknown composition, used in warfare in medieval times by Byzantine Greeks. 2. any of a group of inflammable mixtures; wildfire. [1820-30] * * * Any ...
Greek god
a man who is strikingly handsome and well built. [1905-10] * * *
Greek Independence Day
▪ Greek holiday       national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence (Greek Independence, War of) ...
Greek Independence, War of
(1821–32) Rebellion of Greeks within the Ottoman empire. The revolt began under the leadership of Alexandros Ypsilanti (1792–1828). He was soon defeated, but in the meantime ...
Greek language
Indo-European language spoken mostly in Greece. Its history can be divided into four phases: Ancient Greek, Koine, Byzantine Greek, and Modern Greek. Ancient Greek is subdivided ...
Greek law
Legal systems of the ancient Greeks. Each city-state administered its own laws, many of which were laid down in written statutes. The harsh law code of Draco and the more humane ...
Greek literature
Introduction       body of writings in the Greek language, with a continuous history extending from the 1st millennium BC to the present day. From the beginning its ...
Greek love
Slang. anal intercourse. Also called Greek way. * * *
Greek mythology
Oral and literary traditions of the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes and the nature and history of the cosmos. The Greek myths and legends are known today ...
Greek Orthodox Church
1. the branch of the Orthodox Church constituting the national church of Greece. 2. See Orthodox Church (def. 2). * * * Independent Eastern Orthodox church of Greece. The term ...
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria
▪ religion       autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, Eastern Orthodox patriarchate, second in honorific rank after the Church of Constantinople; its ...
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
▪ Eastern Orthodoxy also called  Orthodox Church Of Antioch,         autocephalous (ecclesiastically independent) Eastern Orthodox patriarchate, third in honorific ...
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
      autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, Eastern Orthodox patriarchate, fourth in honorific seniority after the churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, and ...
Greek pottery
Pottery made in ancient Greece. Its painted decoration has become the primary source of information about the development of Greek pictorial art. It was made in a variety of ...
Greek religion
Beliefs, rituals, and mythology of the ancient Greeks. Though the worship of the sky god Zeus began as early as the 2nd millennium BC, Greek religion in the established sense ...
Greek Revival
—Greek Revivalism. —Greek Revivalist. a style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevalent in the U.S. and in parts of Europe in the first half of the 19th century, ...
Greek rite
the rite of the Greek Orthodox Church and of certain Uniat churches, observed in the Greek language. Also called Byzantine rite, Constantinopolitan rite. * * *
Greek valerian
any of various plants belonging to the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, esp. P. reptans, having pinnate leaves and blue flowers. Cf. Jacob's ladder. [1810-20] * * *
Greek-cross plan
▪ architecture       church plan in the form of a Greek cross, with a square central mass and four arms of equal length. The Greek-cross plan was widely used in ...
☆ Greek-letter [grēk′let′ər ] adj. designating or of a student fraternity or sorority whose name is designated by a combination of Greek letters * * *
Greek-letter fraternity
/greek"let'euhr/ a fraternity whose name consists usually of two or three Greek letters, as Sigma Delta Phi. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
Greek-letter sorority
a sorority whose name consists usually of two or three Greek letters, as Lambda Rho. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
Greek Catholic n. 1. A member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. 2. A member of a Uniat church. * * *
Greek Church n. The Eastern Orthodox Church. * * *
Greek cross n. A cross formed by two bars of equal length crossing in the middle at right angles to each other. * * *
Greek fire n. An incendiary preparation first used by the Byzantine Greeks to set fire to enemy ships. * * *
GreekOrthodox Church
Greek Orthodox Church n. The state church of Greece, an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church. * * *
Greek Revival n. An architectural style imitating elements of ancient Greek temple design, popular in the United States and Europe in the first half of the 19th century. * * *
Greek salad n. A salad of lettuce and raw vegetables, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, garnished with olives and feta and dressed with olive oil and vinegar. * * *
/gree"lee/, n. 1. Horace, 1811-72, U.S. journalist, editor, and political leader. 2. a city in N Colorado. 53,006. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat ...
Greeley, Horace
born Feb. 3, 1811, Amherst, N.H., U.S. died Nov. 29, 1872, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. newspaper editor and political leader. Greeley was a printer's apprentice in Vermont before ...
Greeley, Horace. 1811-1872. American journalist and politician who founded and edited the New York Tribune (1841-1872). * * *
/gree"lee/, n. Adolphus Washington, 1844-1935, U.S. general and arctic explorer. * * *
Greely, Adolphus Washington
▪ American explorer born March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S. died October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.  U.S. Army officer whose scientific expedition to the Arctic ...
—greenage, n. —greenly, adv. /green/, adj., greener, greenest, n., v. adj. 1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves. 2. ...
/green/, n. 1. Henrietta Howland Robinson ("Hetty"), 1835-1916, U.S. financier. 2. Henry (Henry Vincent Yorke), 1905-73, English novelist. 3. John Richard, 1837-83, English ...
green algae
any grass-green, chiefly freshwater algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, often growing on wet rocks, damp wood, or on the surface of stagnant water. [1900-05] * * * ▪ algae ...
Green Architecture: Building for the 21st Century
▪ 2008 Introduction James Wines       Green design was a pervasive topic in boardrooms and living rooms in 2007, particularly as the costs of maintaining the status quo ...
green bag
Brit. 1. a bag or briefcase made of green cloth, formerly used by lawyers for carrying documents. 2. Slang. a. the legal profession. b. a lawyer. Also, green-bag. [1670-80] * * *
green bass
/bas/. See largemouth bass. * * *
Green Bay
1. an arm of Lake Michigan, in NE Wisconsin. 120 mi. (195 km) long. 2. a port in E Wisconsin at the S end of this bay. 87,899. [1810-20, Amer.] * * * City (pop., 2000: 102,313), ...
Green Bay Packers
▪ American football team  U.S. professional gridiron football team based in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers have won the most championships, 12 in total, of any National ...
green bean
the immature green pod of the kidney bean, eaten as a vegetable. Also called string bean, stringless bean. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *       widely cultivated, edible-podded ...
green belt
n [C, U] an area of countryside around a town. In Britain, building is strictly controlled in green belts to make sure that towns do not become too big and that there is some ...
Green Beret
☆ Green Beret n. 〚from the green beret worn as part of the uniform〛 a member of the SPECIAL FORCES of the U.S. Army, popularly known as the Green Berets * * *
Green Beret.
See Special Forces. * * *
Green Berets
the popular name for the US Army Special Forces because of the green caps they wear. They fought a lot in the tropical forests of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Green Berets ...
green card
—green-carder, n. an official card, originally green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S. [1965-70] * * *
green cinnabar
Chem. See chromic oxide. * * *
green corn
☆ green corn n. young ears of sweet corn, in the milky stage * * *
green corn.
See sweet corn (def. 2). [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
green crab
a yellowish-green crab, Carcinides maenas, common in shallow waters along rocky shores. [1860-65] * * *
Green Cross Code
a set of rules, first published in 1971, for teaching children how to cross roads safely in Britain. * * *
green dragon
☆ green dragon n. an American wildflower (Arisaema dracontium) of the arum family, with a very long spadix and a slender, greenish spathe * * *
green dragon.
See under dragon (def. 8). [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
green earth
a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of iron silicate, characterized chiefly by its variable grayish-green hue, lack of tinting strength, and permanence. Also called ...
green fee.
See greens fee. * * *
green fingers
Brit. Informal. See green thumb. [1930-35] * * *
green fish
Newfoundland. fish that have been split and salted but not yet cured. * * *
green flag
(in automobile racing) a green-colored flag that is used to signal the start of a race. * * *
green flash
a green coloration of the upper portion of the sun, caused by atmospheric refraction and occasionally seen as the sun rises above or sinks below the horizon. [1910-15] * * *
green frog
▪ genus Rana       (subspecies Rana clamitans melanota), common aquatic frog (family Ranidae) found in ponds, streams, and other bodies of fresh water in the ...
green gentian
n. a plant, Frasera speciosa, of the gentian family, native to the northwestern U.S., having open clusters of purple-spotted, greenish-white flowers that blend in with its ...
Green Giant{™}
a name used on its products by a company that sells vegetables, either fresh or frozen or in cans. It was founded in Minnesota in 1903. The advertisements describe the food as ...
green gland
Zool. one of the pair of excretory organs in each side of the head region of decapod crustaceans, emptying at the base of the antennae. [1885-90] * * *
green glass
glass of low quality, colored green by impurities in the materials from which it is made. [1650-60] * * *
green goddess
n the nickname for a British military fire engine (= vehicle carrying equipment for putting out fires), which is green in colour. Green goddesses are used for fighting fires when ...
green gram.
See under gram2 (def. 2). * * *
Green Grow the Rushes O
an old English folk song in which the line ‘Green grow the rushes O’ is repeated in every verse. Each verse names a number of people or things, mostly connected with the ...
green heron.
See green-backed heron. [1775-85] * * *
green June beetle
a large, greenish scarab beetle, Cotinis nitida, of the southern U.S. Also called figeater. * * *
green lead ore
/led/ pyromorphite. [1860-65] * * *
green light
1. a green-colored traffic light used to signal drivers, pedestrians, etc., that they may proceed. 2. authorization; approval; permission: The railroad has been given the green ...
green line
(sometimes caps.) 1. (in Lebanon) a demarcation line that divides predominantly Christian East Beirut and predominantly Moslem West Beirut. 2. any similar demarcation line ...
Green Man
n [usu sing] 1. a figure of a person that has a green light shining through it at traffic lights in Britain. The green man lights up when the traffic has stopped, to show people ...
green manure
Agric. 1. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen-fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil. 2. manure that has not undergone decay. [1835-45] * * * Crop ...
green mold
green mold n. any of various species of a fungus (esp. genus Penicillium) that produce greenish masses of spores * * *
green mold.
See blue mold (def. 1). [1915-20] * * *
green monkey
a common savanna monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of West Africa, with a greenish-gray back and yellow tail. Also called African green monkey. [1830-40] * * *
green monkey disease.
See Marburg disease. [1965-70] * * *
Green Mountain Boys
the soldiers from Vermont in the American Revolution, originally organized by Ethan Allen around 1770 to oppose the territorial claims of New York. * * * ▪ United States ...
Green Mountain State
Vermont (used as a nickname). * * *
Green Mountains
a mountain range in Vermont: a part of the Appalachian system. Highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, 4393 ft. (1339 m). * * * Part of the Appalachian Mountains in the U.S. It extends for ...
green onion
a young onion with a slender green stalk and a small bulb, used as a table vegetable, usually raw, esp. in salads; scallion. [1930-35] * * *
green osier
a dogwood tree, Cornus alternifolia, of the eastern U.S., having clusters of small white flowers and dark-blue fruit. * * *
Green Paper
Brit. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament. [1945-50; appar. so called from the color of the paper on which they are ...
Green Park
▪ park, London, United Kingdom       royal park in the borough of Westminster (Westminster, City of), London. Located north of Buckingham Palace, east of Hyde Park, ...
Green party
a liberal political party esp. in Germany focusing on environmental issues. * * * ▪ political party, Ireland Introduction Irish  Comhaontás Glas        political ...
Green Party of Germany
▪ political party, Germany German  Die Grünen , in full  Alliance '90/The Greens  or  German  Bündnis '90/Die Grünen        German environmentalist political ...
green pea
pea1 (defs. 1-3). * * *
green peach aphid
an aphid, Myzus persicae, that is a pest of many fruit trees, ornamentals, and vegetables and a vector of certain viral plant diseases. Also called spinach aphid, tobacco ...
green pepper
the mild-flavored, unripe fruit of the bell or sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a green vegetable. [1690-1700] * * *
green plover
Brit. lapwing. [1700-10] * * *
green power
the power of money, viewed as a social force. * * *
green revolution
Agric. an increase in food production, esp. in underdeveloped and developing nations, through the introduction of high-yield crop varieties and application of modern agricultural ...
Green River
a town in SW Wyoming. 12,807. * * * River, western U.S. It flows from western Wyoming south into Utah, where it turns east to make a loop through the northwestern corner of ...
Green River ordinance
a local ordinance banning door-to-door selling. Also called Green River law. [named after such an ordinance, passed in 1931 in GREEN RIVER] * * *
green sea
Naut. a solid mass of water breaking over the bow or bulwark of a ship. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
green snake
any slender, green snake of the genus Opheodrys, of North America, feeding chiefly on insects. [1700-10, Amer.] * * * ▪ reptile  any of several species belonging to the ...
green soap
a soap made chiefly from potassium hydroxide and linseed oil, used in treating some skin diseases. [1830-40] * * *
Green Stamp
1. Trademark. a brand of trading stamp. 2. CB Radio Slang. a. a speeding ticket. b. Usually, Green Stamps. money; currency. * * *
green strength
1. Foundry. the tensile strength of greensand. 2. Metall. the tensile strength of an unsintered compact. * * *
green stuff
Slang. paper money. [1950-55, Amer.] * * *
green sulfur bacteria
a group of green or brown bacteria of the families Chlorobiaceae and Chloroflexaceae that occur in aquatic sediments, sulfur springs, and hot springs and that utilize reduced ...
green tea
a tea that is steamed to prevent fermentation and then rolled and dried. [1695-1705] * * *
green theatre
▪ botanical architecture       planting, usually of evergreens, designed to provide accommodation for outdoor theatrical entertainment.       Intimate theatres ...
green thumb
—green-thumbed, adj. —green-thumber, n. an exceptional aptitude for gardening or for growing plants successfully: Houseplants provide much pleasure for the city dweller with ...
green turtle
a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some ...
green vegetable
a vegetable having green edible parts, as lettuce or broccoli. [1880-85] * * *
green verditer.
See under verditer. * * *
green vitriol
green vitriol n. FERROUS SULFATE * * *
green vitriol.
See ferrous sulfate. * * *
green welly brigade
(also wellie) n [sing + sing/pl v] (BrE humor disapprov) a nickname for upper-class and upper-middle-class British people who go to outdoor events in the countryside. The name ...
green woodpecker
a woodpecker, Picus viridis, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having green plumage with a yellow rump and red on the top of the head. * * *
Green's theorem
Math. one of several theorems that connect an integral in n-dimensional space with one in (n - 1)-dimensional space. [after George Green (1793-1841), English mathematician, who ...
Green, Adolph
▪ 2003       American lyricist, screenwriter, and actor (b. Dec. 2, 1915, Bronx, N.Y.—d. Oct. 23, 2002, New York, N.Y.), enjoyed a six-decade-long creative ...
Green, Al
▪ American singer-songwriter Introduction byname of  Albert Greene  born April 13, 1946, Forrest City, Ark., U.S.       American singer-songwriter who was the most ...
Green, Alice Stopford
▪ Irish historian née Alice Sophia Amelia Stopford born May 30, 1847, Kells, County Meath, Ire. died May 28, 1929, Dublin       Irish historian, supporter of Irish ...
Green, Anna Katharine
▪ American author married name  Anna Green Rohlfs  born Nov. 11, 1846, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died April 11, 1935, Buffalo, N.Y.  American writer of detective fiction ...
Green, Anne Catherine Hoof
▪ American printer née  Anne Catherine Hoof   born c. 1720, probably in the Netherlands died March 23, 1775, probably Annapolis, Md., U.S.       early American ...
Green, Bartholomew
▪ American journalist born October 12, 1666, Cambridge, Massachusetts [U.S.] died December 28, 1732, Boston, Massachusetts       British American printer and journalist ...
Green, Cecil Howard
▪ 2004       British-born American seismographic engineer and philanthropist (b. Aug. 6, 1900, Manchester, Eng.—d. April 12, 2003, La Jolla, Calif.), was a cofounder ...
Green, Charles
▪ 1998       American tap dancer whose lithe and humorous style made him one of the premier old-time hoofers; his career spanned more than 70 years and included ...
Green, Duff
▪ American political journalist born Aug. 15, 1791, near Frankfort, Ky., Virginia Colony died June 10, 1875, Dalton, Ga.  U.S. political journalist, and an influential ...
Green, George
▪ British mathematician baptized July 14, 1793, Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England died March 31, 1841, Sneinton       English mathematician who was first to attempt to ...
Green, Henry
▪ British author and industrialist pseudonym of  Henry Vincent Yorke   born Oct. 29, 1905, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Dec. 13, 1973, ...
Green, Hetty
orig. Henrietta Howland Robinson born Nov. 21, 1834, New Bedford, Mass., U.S. died July 3, 1916, New York, N.Y. U.S. financier, reputedly the wealthiest American woman of her ...
Green, Hugh Hughes
▪ 1998       , British entertainer who at 15 was the highest-paid child star in Great Britain; he went on to create and star as host of the popular television game shows ...
Green, Joseph
▪ 1997       (JOSEPH GREENBERG), Polish-born film director whose four Yiddish-language films, notably Yidl Mitn Fidl (1936; Yiddle with His Fiddle), represent the height ...
Green, Julian (Hartridge)
or Julien Green born Sept. 6, 1900, Paris, France died Aug. 13, 1998, Paris French-born American writer. Born in France of American parents, Green lived mostly in France, ...
Green, Julien
▪ American writer in full  Julien Hartridge Green , Julien also spelled   Julian  born Sept. 6, 1900, Paris, France died Aug. 13, 1998, Paris  French American writer of ...
Green, Julien Hartridge
▪ 1999       French-American writer (b. Sept. 6, 1900, Paris, France—d. Aug. 13, 1998, Paris), was the author of numerous novels, plays, and essays that reflected his ...
Green, Marshall
▪ 1999       American diplomat and leading East Asia expert who advised a series of officials on foreign policy during various international crises in the 1960s and ...
Green, Paul
▪ American author in full  Paul Eliot Green  born March 17, 1894, Lillington, N.C., U.S. died May 4, 1981, Chapel Hill, N.C.       American novelist and playwright ...
Green, T H
▪ British educator and philosopher born April 7, 1836, Birkin, Yorkshire, Eng. died March 26, 1882, Oxford, Oxfordshire       English educator, political theorist, and ...
Green, William
born March 3, 1873, Coshocton, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 21, 1952, Coshocton U.S. labour leader, president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). He was a coal miner from age ...
Green, William. 1873-1952. American labor leader who as president of the American Federation of Labor (1924-1952) led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations ...
green-backed heron
/green"bakt'/ a small, American heron, Butorides striatus, having glossy green wings. Also called green heron, little green heron. * * *
/green"uyd'/, adj. Informal. jealous; envious; distrustful. [1590-1600] * * *
green-eyed monster
jealousy: Othello fell under the sway of the green-eyed monster. [1595-1605] * * *
green-eyed monster n. Jealousy.   [From the association of envy with the color green.] * * *
v.t., green-lighted or green-lit, green-lighting. to give permission to proceed; authorize: The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors. * * *
green-winged teal
/green"wingd'/ a small freshwater duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum in the wing. Also called, Brit., common teal. [1630-40] * * ...
green-winged teal (grēnʹwĭngd') n. A small freshwater duck (Anas crecca), the male of which has gray plumage, a brown head, and an iridescent green speculum. * * *
green alga n. Any of the numerous algae of the division Chlorophyta, such as spirogyra and sea lettuce, that have chlorophyll unmasked by other pigments. * * *
/green"euh way'/, n. Kate (Catherine), 1846-1901, English painter and author and illustrator of children's books. * * *
Greenaway, Kate
orig. Catherine Greenaway born March 17, 1846, London, Eng. died Nov. 6, 1901, London British artist and children's-book illustrator. The daughter of a draftsman and wood ...
Gree·na·way (grēʹnə-wā'), Catherine. Known as “Kate.” 1846-1901. British artist and writer noted for her illustrations of her own children's books, such as Under the ...
/green"bak'/, n. a U.S. legal-tender note, printed in green on the back since the Civil War, originally issued against the credit of the country and not against gold or silver on ...
Greenback movement
(1868–88) Campaign mainly by U.S. farmers to maintain or increase the amount of paper money in circulation. To finance the American Civil War the U.S. government issued paper ...
Greenback party
—Greenbacker, n. —Greenbackism, n. U.S. Hist. a former political party, organized in 1874, opposed to the retirement or reduction of greenbacks and favoring their increase as ...
Green Bay A city of eastern Wisconsin on Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. Founded as a trading post in 1634, the city is a port of entry with varied industries. Population: ...
green bean n. See string bean. * * *
/green"belt'/, n. 1. an area of woods, parks, or open land surrounding a community. 2. Also, green belt. a strip of land on the edge of a desert that has been planted and ...
/green"belt'/, n. a town in central Maryland. 16,000. * * * ▪ Maryland, United States       city, Prince George's county, central Maryland, U.S., a suburb of ...
Green Beret n. A member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.   [From the green beret that is part of the uniform.] * * *
/green"berrg/, n. Henry B. (Hank), 1911-86, U.S. baseball player. * * * (as used in expressions) Greenberg Clement Greenberg Hank Henry Benjamin Greenberg Greenberg Joseph ...
Greenberg, Clement
born Jan. 16, 1909, New York, N.Y., U.S. died May 7, 1994, New York City U.S. art critic. After graduating from Syracuse University, he returned to his native New York City and ...
Greenberg, Hank
orig. Henry Benjamin Greenberg born Jan.1, 1911, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 4, 1986, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. baseball player. Greenberg began his professional career ...
Greenberg, Joseph H(arold)
born May 28, 1915, New York, N.Y., U.S. died May 7, 2001, Stanford, Calif. U.S. anthropologist and linguist. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He eschewed ...
Greenberg, Joseph H.
▪ American anthropologist and linguist in full  Joseph Harold Greenberg   born May 28, 1915, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. died May 7, 2001, Stanford, ...
Greenberg, Joseph Harold
▪ 2002       American anthropologist and linguist (b. May 28, 1915, New York, N.Y.—d. May 7, 2001, Stanford, Calif.), proposed influential theories regarding ...
Greenberg, Uri Zvi
▪ Israeli poet byname  Tur Malka  born Jan. 10, 1894, Bialykamien, Eastern Galicia [now Ukraine] died May 8, 1981, Israel       Hebrew and Yiddish poet whose ...
Greenberg,Joseph Harold
Green·berg (grēnʹbûrg'), Joseph Harold. Born 1915. American linguist. His influential works include Languages of Africa (1966) and Language Universals (1966). * * *
/green"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a green chalkboard or blackboard. [GREEN + BOARD] * * *
greenbottle fly
/green"bot'l/ any of several metallic-green blowflies, as Phaenicia sericata. Also called greenbottle. [1860-65; GREEN + BOTTLE1] * * *
/green"bruy'euhr/, n. catbrier. [1775-85, Amer.; GREEN + BRIER1] * * *
/green"bug'/, n. a pale-green aphid, Schizaphis graminum, of North America, destructive of wheat, other small grains, and alfalfa. [1705-15; GREEN + BUG1] * * *
green card n. An official document issued by the U.S. government to aliens, allowing them to work legally in the United States.   [Formerly a green-colored card.] * * *
green corn n. Young, tender ears of sweet corn. * * *
/green"dayl'/, n. a town in SE Wisconsin. 16,928. * * *
green dragon n. A tuberous plant (Arisaema dracontium) of eastern North America, having divided leaves and minute flowers at the base of a long slender spadix projecting from a ...
/green/, n. 1. Graham, 1904-91, English novelist and journalist. 2. Nathanael, 1742-86, American Revolutionary general. 3. Robert, 1558-92, English dramatist and poet. * * * (as ...
Greene and Greene
▪ American firm       American firm established by the Greene brothers, architects who pioneered the California bungalow, a one-storied house with a low-pitched roof. ...
Greene King
an English company based in Suffolk that makes beer and owns more than 2 000 pubs. Its beers include Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale, Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles County. * * *
Greene King IPA
➡ Greene King * * *
Greene, (Henry) Graham
born Oct. 2, 1904, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Eng. died April 3, 1991, Vevey, Switz. British author. After studying at the University of Oxford, he converted to Roman ...
Greene, (Henry)Graham
Greene (grēn), (Henry) Graham. 1904-1991. British writer particularly known for his novels, such as The Power and the Glory (1940), which reflect his ardent Catholic beliefs. * ...
Greene, Belle da Costa
▪ American librarian and bibliographer born Dec. 13, 1883, Alexandria, Va., U.S. died May 10, 1950, New York, N.Y.  American librarian and bibliographer, the moving force in ...
Greene, Brian
▪ 2007  Whether lecturing on multidimensional mathematics or bantering about the universe on late-night television, physicist Brian Greene displayed a personal charisma and ...
Greene, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather
born Oct. 12, 1868, Brighton, Ohio, U.S. died June 11, 1957, Carmel, Calif. born Jan. 23, 1870, Brighton, Ohio died Oct. 2, 1954, Pasadena, Calif. U.S. architects. The Greene ...
Greene, Graham
▪ British author in full  Henry Graham Greene  born Oct. 2, 1904, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Eng. died April 3, 1991, Vevey, Switz.       English novelist, ...
Greene, Harold Herman
▪ 2001 Heinz Gruenhaus        German-born American federal judge (b. February 1923, Frankfurt, Ger.—d. Jan. 29, 2000, Washington, D.C.), presided over the 1983–84 ...
Greene, Nancy
▪ Canadian skier in full  Nancy Catherine Green,  married name  Mrs. Al Raine  born May 11, 1943, Ottawa, Ont., Can.       Canadian Alpine skier who was the winner ...
Greene, Nathanael
born Aug. 7, 1742, Potowumut, R.I. died June 19, 1786, Mulberry Grove, Ga., U.S. American general. He served in the colonial legislature and as commander of the colonial ...
Greene, Robert
▪ English writer born July 1558?, Norwich, Eng. died Sept. 3, 1592, London  one of the most popular English prose writers of the later 16th century and Shakespeare's most ...
Greene, Nathanael. 1742-1786. American Revolutionary general whose strategies significantly weakened British strength in the South. * * *
Greener, William
▪ British inventor and gunsmith born 1806, Felling, near Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Eng. died 1869       U.S. gunmaker and inventor who developed an early ...
/gree"neuh ree/, n., pl. greeneries for 2. 1. green foliage or vegetation; verdure. 2. a place where green plants are grown or kept. [1790-1800; GREEN + -ERY] * * *
/green"vil/, n. a city in E Tennessee. 14,097. * * * ▪ Tennessee, United States       town, seat (1783) of Greene county, northeastern Tennessee, U.S., near the ...
/green"feeld'/, n. 1. a city in SE Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. 31,467. 2. a city in NW Massachusetts. 18,436. 3. a town in central Indiana. 11,439. * * * ▪ Indiana, United ...
Greenfield Park
a town in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Montreal. 18,527. * * *
Greenfield Village
▪ historical village, Michigan, United States   collection of nearly 100 historic buildings on a 200-acre (80-hectare) site in Dearborn, southeastern Michigan, U.S. It was ...
Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor
▪ American singer original name  Elizabeth Taylor  born 1817?, Natchez, Miss., U.S. died March 31, 1876, Philadelphia, Pa.       American singer whose exceptional ...
Greenfield, Mary Ellen
▪ 2000 “Meg”        American journalist who served as editorial-page editor of the prestigious Washington Post newspaper from 1979 until her death; known for her ...
/green"finch'/, n. any finch of the genus Carduelis, of Europe and Asia, having green and yellow plumage, esp. C. chloris (European greenfinch). [1490-1500; GREEN + FINCH] * * ...
/green"fish'/, n., pl. greenfishes, (esp. collectively) greenfish. opaleye. [1425-75; late ME. See GREEN, FISH] * * *
/green"fluy'/, n., pl. greenflies. an aphid, Coloradoa rufomaculata, that is an important pest of chrysanthemums. Also called pale chrysanthemum aphid. [1680-90; GREEN + FLY2] * ...
/green"gayj'/, n. any of several varieties of light-green plums, as Prunus insititia italica. [1715-25; GREEN + Gage, after Sir William Gage, 18th-century English botanist who ...
Greengard, Paul
born Dec. 11, 1925, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. molecular and cellular biologist. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Greengard discovered how dopamine and other ...
/green"groh'seuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit. [1715-25; GREEN + GROCER] * * *
/green"groh'seuh ree, -grohs'ree/, n., pl. greengroceries. Chiefly Brit. 1. a greengrocer's shop. 2. the fruits and vegetables stocked and sold in such a shop. [1800-10; GREEN + ...
Greenham Common
a military air base in southern England. In the 1980s when the British government agreed to keep US nuclear missiles there, a large group of women set up a camp around it to ...
/green"hed'/, n. a male mallard. [1805-15; GREEN + HEAD] * * *
/green"hahrt'/, n. 1. a South American tree, Ocotea (or Nectandra) rodiei, of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood often used for wharves and bridges and in ...
▪ plant       (genus Pterostylis), any of almost 100 species of orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to Australasia. Greenhoods have dull-coloured, hooded flowers that ...
—greenhornism, n. /green"hawrn'/, n. 1. an untrained or inexperienced person. 2. a naive or gullible person; someone who is easily tricked or swindled. 3. Slang. a newly ...
/green"hows'/, n., pl. greenhouses /-how'ziz/. a building, room, or area, usually chiefly of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for ...
greenhouse effect
1. an atmospheric heating phenomenon, caused by short-wave solar radiation being readily transmitted inward through the earth's atmosphere but longer-wavelength heat radiation ...
greenhouse gas
any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons. [1980-85] * * ...
greenhouse gases
➡ weather * * *
greenhouse whitefly.
See under whitefly. * * *
greenhouse effect Energy radiated by the sun converts to heat when it reaches earth. Some heat is reflected back through the atmosphere, while some is absorbed by atmospheric ...
greenhouse gas n. Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. * * *
Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
▪ American Confederate spy née  Rose O'Neal  born c. 1815, probably Montgomery county, Md., U.S. died Oct. 1, 1864, near Wilmington, N.C.  Confederate (Confederate States ...
/gree"nee/, n. 1. Slang. an amphetamine pill, esp. one that is green in color. 2. Australian Slang. a conservationist or environmentalist, esp. one who participates in protest ...
/gree"ning/, n. 1. any variety of apple whose skin is green when ripe. 2. the return or revival of youthful characteristics: the greening of America. [1590-1600; GREEN + -ING1] * ...
/gree"nish/, adj. somewhat green; having a tinge of green. [1350-1400; ME; see GREEN, -ISH1] * * *
/green"kee'peuhr/, n. greenskeeper. * * *
—Greenlander, n. —Greenlandish, adj. /green"leuhnd, -land'/, n. a self-governing island belonging to Denmark, located NE of North America: the largest island in the world. ...
Greenland anticyclone
▪ meteorology       region of high atmospheric pressure over the glacial ice fields of the interior of Greenland. This high-pressure area results from the cooling of the ...
Greenland Current
the ocean current flowing clockwise around S Greenland. * * * ▪ oceanic current       surface oceanic current, a combination of polar sea surface drift, return flow of ...
Greenland Ice Sheet
Single ice cap, Greenland. Covering about 80% of the island of Greenland, it is the largest ice mass in the Northern Hemisphere, second only to the Antarctic. It extends 1,570 ...
Greenland Sea
a part of the Arctic Ocean, NE of Greenland and N of Iceland. * * * ▪ sea, Arctic Ocean Danish and Norwegian  GrØnlandshavet        outlying portion of the Arctic ...
Greenland shark
▪ fish       (Somniosus microcephalus), member of the spiny dogfish family Squalidae (class Selachii). This large shark, which can reach a length of 7 m (24 feet) and a ...
Greenland spar
Mineral. cryolite. * * *
Greenland whale
bowhead. * * *
/green lan"dik/, n. 1. a dialect of Inuit, spoken in Greenland. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Greenland, its inhabitants, or their language. [GREENLAND + -IC] * * *
Greenland Sea A section of the southern Arctic Ocean off the eastern coast of Greenland. * * *
Greenland spar n. See cryolite. * * *
/green"lawn'/, n. a town on NW Long Island, in SE New York. 13,869. * * *
Greenleaf, Ralph
▪ American billiards player born Nov. 3, 1899, Monmouth, Ill., U.S. died March 15, 1950, Philadelphia, Pa.  world champion American pocket-billiards (pool (pocket billiards)) ...
☆ greenlet [grēn′lit ] n. certain tropical vireo birds * * * green·let (grēnʹlĭt) n. Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Hylophilus of Central and South ...
greenlight [grēn′līt΄] vt. greenlighted or greenlit, greenlighting 〚

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