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Meaning & Definition of Gray in English

English

Gray

/gre/

noun

1. A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

    synonym:
  • gray
  • ,
  • grayness
  • ,
  • grey
  • ,
  • greyness

2. Clothing that is a grey color

  • "He was dressed in grey"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

3. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey

  • "The confederate army was a vast grey"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

4. Horse of a light gray or whitish color

    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

5. 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
    synonym:
  • gray
  • ,
  • Gy

6. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the si unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)

    synonym:
  • Gray
  • ,
  • Louis Harold Gray

7. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)

    synonym:
  • Gray
  • ,
  • Thomas Gray

8. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the columbia river (1755-1806)

    synonym:
  • Gray
  • ,
  • Robert Gray

9. United states botanist who specialized in north american flora and who was an early supporter of darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)

    synonym:
  • Gray
  • ,
  • Asa Gray

verb

1. Make grey

  • "The painter decided to grey the sky"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

2. Turn grey

  • "Her hair began to grey"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray
  • ,
  • greyish
  • ,
  • grayish

2. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

  • "Whose beard with age is hoar"-coleridge
  • "Nodded his hoary head"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray
  • ,
  • grey-haired
  • ,
  • gray-haired
  • ,
  • grey-headed
  • ,
  • gray-headed
  • ,
  • grizzly
  • ,
  • hoar
  • ,
  • hoary
  • ,
  • white-haired

3. Used to signify the confederate forces in the american civil war (who wore grey uniforms)

  • "A stalwart grey figure"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

4. Intermediate in character or position

  • "A grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • gray

Examples of using

He had gray hair.
We are gray.
We are gray.