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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

greygreɪ(adj.)

  1. Ref: gray1. 1 1

Greygreɪ(n.)

  1. Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764–1845, British prime minister 1830–34.

    Category: Biography

  2. Lady Jane (Lady Jane Dudley), 1537–54, descendant of Henry VII of England; executed as a rival to Mary I for the throne.

    Category: Biography

  3. Zane (zān), 1875–1939, U.S. novelist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Grey, Zane Grey(noun)

    United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)

  2. Grey, Lady Jane Grey(noun)

    Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)

  3. Grey, Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey(noun)

    Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)

  4. grey, gray(noun)

    any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey

    "the Confederate army was a vast grey"

  5. gray, grayness, grey, greyness(noun)

    a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

  6. grey, gray(noun)

    clothing that is a grey color

    "he was dressed in grey"

  7. grey, gray(adj)

    horse of a light gray or whitish color

  8. grey, gray, greyish, grayish(adj)

    of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black

    "the little grey cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair"

  9. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired(adj)

    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

  10. grey, gray(adj)

    used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)

    "a stalwart grey figure"

  11. grey, gray(verb)

    intermediate in character or position

    "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"

  12. grey, gray(verb)

    make grey

    "The painter decided to grey the sky"

  13. grey, gray(verb)

    turn grey

    "Her hair began to grey"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grey(noun)ɪ

    gray

Wiktionary

  1. grey(Noun)

    an extraterrestrial creature with greyish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.

  2. grey(Verb)

    To become grey or cause to become grey.

    My hair is beginning to grey.

  3. grey(Adjective)

    Having a grey colour, as the ash of an ember.

  4. grey(Adjective)

    dreary, gloomy

  5. grey(Adjective)

    Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality

  6. Grey(ProperNoun)

    , alternative spelling of Gray

  7. Origin: grǣġ, from grēwaz (compare grauw, grau, grár), from Pre-Germanic *ĝrēu̯o, from *ĝher- 'to shine, glow' (compare ravus 'grey', зьрѭ (zĭrjǫ) 'to see, glance', зреть 'to watch, look at' (archaic), žeriù 'to shine').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grey(adj)

    see Gray (the correct orthography)

Freebase

  1. Grey

    Grey or gray is an intermediate color between black and white, a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally a color "without color." It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead. The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700. Grey is the British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African spelling, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century. Gray has been the preferred American spelling since approximately 1825, although grey is an accepted variant.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grey' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2179

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grey' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2542

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grey' in Adjectives Frequency: #282


Translations for grey

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grey(adjective)

of a mixture of colour between black and white

Ashes are grey.

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