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Adjective: grey (greyer,greyest)  grey
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: gray)
  1. Of an achromatic colour of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
    "the little grey cells"; "grey flannel suit";
    - gray [US], greyish [Brit, Cdn], grayish [US]
  2. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    "whose beard with age is grey";
    - gray [US], grey-haired [Brit, Cdn], gray-haired [US], grey-headed [Brit, Cdn], gray-headed [US], 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";
    - gray [US]
  4. Intermediate in character or position
    "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal";
    - gray [US]
Noun: grey  grey
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: gray)
  1. A neutral achromatic colour midway between white and black
    - gray [US], grayness [US], greyness [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Clothing that is a grey colour
    "he was dressed in grey";
    - gray [US]
  3. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
    "the Confederate army was a vast grey";
    - gray [US]
  4. Horse of a light grey or whitish colour
    - gray [US]
  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 grey equals 100 rad
    - gray [US], Gy
Verb: grey  grey
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: gray)
  1. Make grey
    "The painter decided to grey the sky";
    - gray [US]
  2. Turn grey
    "Her hair began to grey";
    - gray [US]
Noun: Grey  grey
  1. Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)
    - Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey
  2. Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1536-1554)
    - Lady Jane Grey
  3. United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    - Zane Grey

Derived forms: greyed, greyer, greyest, greying, greys, Greys

See also: achromatic, intermediate, neutral, old, southern

Type of: achromatic color [US], achromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], article of clothing, author, clothing, color [US], color in [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], duds [informal], habiliment [archaic], mount, national leader, organisation [Brit], organization, Queen of England, radioactivity unit, riding horse, saddle horse, statesman, statesperson, threads [informal], togs [informal], vesture, wear, wearable, writer

Part of: House of Tudor, Tudor

Encyclopedia: Grey, Mark