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Meaning & Definition of Grey in English

English

Grey

/gre/

noun

1. United states writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)

    synonym:
  • Grey
  • ,
  • Zane Grey

2. Queen of england for nine days in 1553

  • She was quickly replaced by mary tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)
    synonym:
  • Grey
  • ,
  • Lady Jane Grey

3. Englishman who as prime minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the british empire (1764-1845)

    synonym:
  • Grey
  • ,
  • Charles Grey
  • ,
  • Second Earl Grey

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

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

5. A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

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

6. Clothing that is a grey color

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

7. Horse of a light gray or whitish color

    synonym:
  • grey
  • ,
  • 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

The sky was grey.
All of your cats are grey.
Her grey hair makes her look older than she is.