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gray - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gray

Definition
(noun) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
Synonyms : grayness , grey , greyness

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(noun) clothing that is a grey color
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • he was dressed in grey

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(noun) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • the Confederate army was a vast grey

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(noun) horse of a light gray or whitish color
Synonyms : grey

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(noun) the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad
Synonyms : gy

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(noun) English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
Synonyms : louis harold gray

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(noun) English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
Synonyms : thomas gray

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(noun) American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
Synonyms : robert gray

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(noun) United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
Synonyms : asa gray

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(verb) make grey
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • The painter decided to grey the sky

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(verb) turn grey
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • Her hair began to grey

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(adj) of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
Synonyms : grayish , grey , greyish
Example Sentence
  • the little grey cells
  • gray flannel suit
  • a man with greyish hair

Definition
(adj) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
Example Sentence
  • whose beard with age is hoar
  • nodded his hoary head

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(adj) used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • a stalwart grey figure

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(adj) intermediate in character or position
Synonyms : grey
Example Sentence
  • a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal

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