What does GREY mean?

Definitions for GREYgreɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GREY.

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"


  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)


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grey

    grā. Same as Gray.—Grey Friars (see Friar); Grey hen, a stone bottle for holding liquor; Greys=Scots Greys (see Scot).

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Garcia:

    Every silver lining has a touch of grey.

  2. Moody Blues, "Tuesday Afternoon":

    Red is grey and yellow white We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

  3. Kevin Bacon:

    Why not let Jamie Dornan take off his pants? or better yet why not let me play Christian Grey?

  4. H. P. Lovecraft, The White Ship:

    Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.

  5. Bo Levi Mitchell:

    I saw that flag come out real early so I knew, you know you got to stop those things, that almost lost us the Grey Cup.

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