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GREENHOUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does greenhouse mean? 

GREENHOUSE (noun)
  The noun GREENHOUSE has 1 sense:

1. a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

  Familiarity information: GREENHOUSE used as a noun is very rare.


GREENHOUSE (adjective)
  The adjective GREENHOUSE has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect

  Familiarity information: GREENHOUSE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GREENHOUSE (noun)


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Meaning:

A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

glasshouse; greenhouse; nursery

Hypernyms ("greenhouse" is a kind of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "greenhouse"):

conservatory; hothouse; indoor garden (a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner)

orangery (a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas)


GREENHOUSE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

greenhouse gases

Pertainym:

greenhouse effect (warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth)


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