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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
    Definition
    (noun) clothing that is a grey color
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • he was dressed in grey
    Definition
    (noun) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • the Confederate army was a vast grey
    Definition
    (noun) horse of a light gray or whitish color
    Synonyms : grey
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
    Synonyms : thomas gray
    Definition
    (noun) American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
    Synonyms : robert gray
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) make grey
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • The painter decided to grey the sky
    Definition
    (verb) turn grey
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • Her hair began to grey
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • a stalwart grey figure
    Definition
    (adj) intermediate in character or position
    Synonyms : grey
    Example Sentence
    • a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal
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