Greenhouse

  • 1 greenhouse — [grēn′hous΄] n. a building made mainly of glass, in which the temperature and humidity can be regulated for the cultivation of delicate or out of season plants adj. of or contributing to the greenhouse effect [greenhouse gases] …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 greenhouse — 1660s, from GREEN (Cf. green) + HOUSE (Cf. house). Greenhouse effect attested from 1937 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Greenhouse — Green house , n. A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 greenhouse — ► NOUN ▪ a glass building in which plants that need protection from cold weather are grown …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Greenhouse — [ thumb|250px|A greenhouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota.] A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse or hothouse) is a building where plants are cultivated. A greenhouse is a structure with a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic walls;… …

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  • 6 greenhouse — /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 cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season. [1655 65; GREEN …

    Universalium

  • 7 greenhouse — [[t]gri͟ːnhaʊs[/t]] greenhouses 1) N COUNT A greenhouse is a glass building in which you grow plants that need to be protected from bad weather. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Greenhouse means relating to or causing the greenhouse effect. ...the consequences of… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 greenhouse — I. noun Date: 1664 1. a structure enclosed (as by glass) and used for the cultivation or protection of tender plants 2. a clear plastic shell (as a canopy) covering a section of an airplane; also a compartment (as for a bombardier) enclosed by… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 greenhouse — n. a light structure with the sides and roof mainly of glass, for rearing delicate plants or hastening the growth of plants. Phrases and idioms: greenhouse effect the trapping of the sun s warmth in the lower atmosphere of the earth caused by an… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 greenhouse — UK [ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs] / US [ˈɡrɪnˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms greenhouse : singular greenhouse plural greenhouses a building made of glass that is used for growing plants that need protection from the weather …

    English dictionary

  • 11 greenhouse — /ˈgrinhaʊs / (say greenhows) noun 1. a building, chiefly of glass, for the cultivation or protection of plants. –adjective 2. of or relating to the greenhouse effect: greenhouse issues …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 Greenhouse — Recorded in several quite distinct spellings as shown below, this interesting name is of pre 7th century Olde English origins. It is locational from either Greenhalgh in Lancashire, or Greenhow, in Yorkshire. The placenames are originally derived …

    Surnames reference

  • 13 greenhouse — noun Greenhouse is used before these nouns: ↑effect, ↑gas, ↑heater …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 greenhouse — šiltnamis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Stiklu ar kt. medžiagomis dengtas pastatas, kuriame bet kuriuo metų laiku dirbtinai sudaromos visos augalams augti reikalingos sąlygos. atitikmenys: angl. greenhouse rus. оранжерея; теплица… …

    Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 15 Greenhouse — …

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  • 16 greenhouse — noun 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 …

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  • 17 greenhouse — Synonyms and related words: alcove, arbor, bower, cloche, cold frame, conservatory, coolhouse, forcing bed, forcing house, forcing pit, gazebo, glasshouse, hotbed, hothouse, kiosk, lathhouse, nursery, orangery, pergola, pinery, retreat, seedbed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 greenhouse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hothouse, solarium, herbarium, conservatory, nursery. See agriculture. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hothouse, conservatory, glasshouse, arboretum, coolhouse, planthouse, potting shed, nursery, warmhouse… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 greenhouse — green|house [ˈgri:nhaus] n a glass building used for growing plants that need warmth, light, and protection …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 greenhouse — green|house [ grin,haus ] noun count a building made of glass that is used for growing plants that need protection from the weather …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English