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Definition of 'gray'

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  1. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
       Synonyms: grayness grey greyness
  2. clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey"
       Synonyms: grey
  3. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey; "the Confederate army was a vast grey"
       Synonyms: grey
  4. horse of a light gray or whitish color
       Synonyms: grey
  5. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
       Synonyms: Thomas Gray
  6. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
       Synonyms: Robert Gray
  7. 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


  1. make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky"
       Synonyms: grey
  2. turn grey; "Her hair began to grey"
       Synonyms: grey


  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"
       Synonyms: grey greyish grayish
  2. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
       Synonyms: grey grey-haired gray-haired grey-headed gray-headed grizzly hoar hoary white-haired
  3. darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a grey rainy afternoon"; "grey clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
       Synonyms: dull grey leaden
  4. used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure"
       Synonyms: grey
  5. intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
       Synonyms: grey

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