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Meaning of grey by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. A surname, alternative spelling of Gray


    • gyre

Explanation of grey by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. turn grey

    2. Her hair began to grey
    3. make grey

    4. The painter decided to grey the sky
    1. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black

    2. the little grey cells
      a man with greyish hair
    3. intermediate in character or position

    4. a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal
    5. used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War ( who wore grey uniforms )

    6. a stalwart grey figure
    7. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    1. horse of a light gray or whitish color

    2. clothing that is a grey color

    3. he was dressed in grey
    4. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

    5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey

    6. the Confederate army was a vast grey
    7. Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire ( 1764-1845 )

    8. Queen of England for nine days in 1553

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

    Definition of grey by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Gray ( grā ), a. [Compar. Grayer ( ); superl. Grayest.] [OE. gray, grey, AS. grǣg, grēg; akin to D. graauw, OHG. grāo, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. grå, Icel. grār.] [Written also grey.]
      1. any color of neutral hue between white and black; white mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, “the soft gray eye of a dove”.

      These gray and dun colors may be also produced by mixing whites and blacks. Sir I. Newton.

      2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.

      3. Old; mature; as, “gray experience”. Ames.

      4. gloomy; dismal.

      Gray antimony ( Min. ), stibnite. -- Gray buck ( Zool. ), the chickara. -- Gray cobalt ( Min. ), smaltite. -- Gray copper ( Min. ), tetrahedrite. -- Gray duck ( Zool. ), the gadwall; also applied to the female mallard. -- Gray falcon ( Zool. ) the peregrine falcon. -- Gray Friar. See Franciscan, and Friar. -- Gray hen ( Zool. ), the female of the blackcock or black grouse. See Heath grouse. -- Gray mill or Gray millet ( Bot. ), a name of several plants of the genus Lithospermum; gromwell. -- Gray mullet ( Zool. ) any one of the numerous species of the genus Mugil, or family Mugilidæ, found both in the Old World and America; as the European species ( Mugilidæ capito, and Mugilidæ auratus ), the American striped mullet ( Mugilidæ albula ), and the white or silver mullet ( Mugilidæ Braziliensis ). See Mullet. -- Gray owl ( Zool. ), the European tawny or brown owl ( Syrnium aluco ). The great gray owl ( Ulula cinerea ) inhabits arctic America. -- Gray parrot ( Zool. ), an African parrot ( Psittacus erithacus ), very commonly domesticat
      ed, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako. -- Gray pike. ( Zool. ) See Sauger. -- Gray snapper ( Zool. ), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer. See Snapper. -- Gray snipe ( Zool. ), the dowitcher in winter plumage. -- Gray whale ( Zool. ), a rather large and swift whale of the northern Pacific ( Eschrichtius robustus, formerly Rhachianectes glaucus ), having short jaws and no dorsal fin. It grows to a length of 50 feet ( someimes 60 feet ). It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of California, and is now rare; -- called also grayback, devilfish, and hardhead. It lives up to 50 or 60 years and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons.

    2. Grey a. See Gray ( the correct orthography ).