from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Restoration of vitality or freshness; rejuvenation.
  • n. An adoption or alignment with the ideals or practices of the Green movement: the greening of the mayor's platform.
  • n. Any of several varieties of green-skinned apples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of green.
  • n. The action of the verb to green.
  • n. A type of pear.
  • n. A type of apple that is green when ripe.
  • adj. Becoming green in colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A greenish apple, of several varieties, among which the Rhode Island greening is the best known for its fine-grained acid flesh and its excellent keeping quality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A becoming or growing green.
  • n. Specifically In oyster-culture, the process of becoming or the state of being green-gilled. See green-gilled.
  • n. Any variety of apple of which the ripe skin has a green color. The Rhode Island greening is the most prized in the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored


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  • More than 15 years ago, Secretary of State Jim Baker spoke eloquently about what he called the greening of our foreign policy, and that's exactly why we are here today.


  • North American universities and colleges have made rapid progress in 'greening' campuses, according to theCollege Sustainability Report Card 2008.

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  • Two years ago Major League Baseball partnered with the National Resources Defense Council to help assist baseball parks in greening their facilities and operations.

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  • Ignoring these interrelationships resulted in greening studies that could not be effectively applied, as the “guidelines may be environmentally sound but not necessarily suitable, attractive or feasible in neighborhoods …”

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  • While U.S. schools have done well in greening their campuses — rare is the day that passes without a college announcing a new green building or program for energy efficiency — colleges are lacking when it comes to sustainable education.

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  • But by turning these spaces into farms and gardens, they present long-term greening and financial opportunities for residents that lack basic health and nutritional care, not to mention radically decreased economic opportunities during the recession.

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  • The Report Card will be important for these schools as they consider the next steps they can take in greening their campuses and communities.

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  • But the more significant greening is happening in the built environment, where sustainable architecture is becoming a growing part of the skyline here in the birthplace of the skyscraper.

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  • "The long-term greening of the economy needs new thinking to fundamentally transform the economy, including addressing deep-seated production and consumption issues," said Pandor.

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  • "The Micromonas genomes encapsulate features that now appear to have been common to the ancestral algae that initiated the billion-year trajectory that led to the 'greening' -- the rise of land plants -- of the planet," said Worden.

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