American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure, primarily of glass, in which temperature and humidity can be controlled for the cultivation or protection of plants.
- n. Slang A clear plastic bubble or shell covering part of an aircraft.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building, the roof and one or more sides of which consist of glazed frames, constructed for the purpose of cultivating exotic plants which are too tender to endure the open air during the colder parts of the year. The temperature is generally kept up by means of artificial heat. It differs from a conservatory chiefly in that it is built to receive plants growing in pots and tubs, while those contained in a conservatory, in the proper use of the term, are grown in borders and beds; but in common use the latter name is applied to a greenhouse attached to a dwelling especially for the display of plants.
- n. In ceramics, a house in which green or unfired pottery is dried before being submitted to the fire of the kiln.
- n. A building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass or plastic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather.
- n. a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
- adj. of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect
- green + house (Wiktionary)
“Anyway, the Harvard Square ABP has a glassed-in greenhouse where you can sit and drink your warming beverage while looking out at the university -- and in the way of things, that greenhouse is inhabited by a couple of smart, fat sparrows who are much snugger (and smugger) than the sparrows still stuck outside.”
“Its really unfortunate that we have to use the term greenhouse when refering to what happens in the atmosphere because it does not relate well or at all to what happens in a ral greenhouse.”
“Following an extensive theoretical analysis, two German physicists have determined (pdf) that the term greenhouse gas is a misnomer and that the greenhouse effect appears to violate basic laws of physics.”
“The carbon dioxide molecule O=C=O contains two double bonds and has a linear shape.” Oh, and that particular molecular structure traps heat near the planet that would otherwise radiate back out into space, giving rise to what we call the greenhouse effect.”
“So we have this problem, the increase of carbon dioxide, which we call a greenhouse gas because it makes our atmosphere more like a greenhouse, and warms it.”
“At best, a greenhouse is a very simplistic model for something as complex as global climate.”
“Posted Jul 17, 2006 at 2:41 AM | Permalink | Reply re 194 and 195: gb, I don’t think anyone at this site is questioning the fact that CO2 is a radiatively active gas I hate the term greenhouse as greenhouses operate on a different physical principle, but it is just one of many including CH4, N2O and most importantly of all H2O.”
“Not to mention the carbon footprint double whammy – not only will the lighting cause an increase in greenhouse gasses, but now there's one lett tree to absorb the CO2 ...”
“He also believes nuclear “can and must be part of the energy solution if our country wants to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.””
“A new report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) focuses on their finding that of $132.9 billion invested by US public and private sectors in greenhouse gas-mitigating technologies from 2000 to 2008, $58.4 billion came from the oil and gas industry.”
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