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

  • n. Heraldry The color green.
  • n. Green vegetation that can serve as cover for deer. Used in English forest law.
  • n. The right to cut such vegetation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A green colour, now only in heraldry; represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees counter-clockwise.
  • n. Green undergrowth or other vegetation growing in a forest, as a potential cover for deer.
  • n. The right to fell trees or cut shrubs in a forest.
  • adj. In blazon, of the colour green.
  • n. In sport, a type of bicycle stunt competition.
  • n. A vertical surface used by skateboarders or skiers.
  • abbr. vertebrate
  • abbr. vertical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. Everything that grows, and bears a green leaf, within the forest.
  • n. The right or privilege of cutting growing wood.
  • n. The color green, represented in a drawing or engraving by parallel lines sloping downward toward the right.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn: noting the movements of the eyeball.
  • An abbreviation of Vertebrata
  • of vertebrate.
  • To become a “vert”; leave the Church of England for the Roman communion, or vice versa.
  • n. In English forest law, everything within a forest bearing a green leaf which may serve as a cover for deer, but especially great and thick coverts; also, a power to cut green trees or wood.
  • n. In heraldry, the tincture green. It is represented by diagonal lines from the dexter chief to the sinister base. Abbreviated verb
  • n. One who leaves one church for another; a convert or pervert, according as the action is viewed by members of the church joined or members of the church abandoned: said especially of persons who go from the Church of England to the Church of Rome.


Middle English verte, from Anglo-Norman, feminine of verd; see verderer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French vert, from Latin viridis. (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation of vertical. (Wiktionary)



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