Definition of Gray

1. Noun. A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black.

2. Verb. Make grey. "The painter decided to grey the sky"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Generic synonyms: Color, Color In, Colorise, Colorize, Colour, Colour In, Colourise, Colourize
Derivative terms: Grey

3. Adjective. Of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black. "A man with greyish hair"
Exact synonyms: Grayish, Grey, Greyish
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Grayness, Greyness

4. Noun. Clothing that is a grey color. "He was dressed in grey"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Generic synonyms: Article Of Clothing, Clothing, Habiliment, Vesture, Wear, Wearable

5. Verb. Turn grey. "Her hair began to grey"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Grey

6. Adjective. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair. "Nodded his hoary head"

7. Noun. Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey. "The Confederate army was a vast grey"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Army Of The Confederacy, Confederate Army

8. Adjective. Used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms). "A stalwart grey figure"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Similar to: Southern

9. Noun. Horse of a light gray or whitish color.
Exact synonyms: Grey
Generic synonyms: Mount, Riding Horse, Saddle Horse

10. Adjective. Intermediate in character or position. "A grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
Exact synonyms: Grey
Similar to: Intermediate

11. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Gy
Generic synonyms: Radioactivity Unit

12. Noun. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965).
Exact synonyms: Louis Harold Gray
Generic synonyms: Radiobiologist

13. Noun. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771).
Exact synonyms: Thomas Gray
Generic synonyms: Poet

14. Noun. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806).
Exact synonyms: Robert Gray
Generic synonyms: Navigator

15. Noun. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888).
Exact synonyms: Asa Gray
Generic synonyms: Botanist, Phytologist, Plant Scientist

Definition of Gray

1. a. 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.

2. n. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint.

Definition of Gray

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=); originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair. ¹

2. Adjective. (Chiefly American English) grey ¹

3. Noun. (Chiefly American English) grey; an achromatic colour ¹

4. Noun. (two-up) A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, ''The Australian Language'', second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243.) ¹

5. Noun. (context: ufology) an extraterrestrial creature with gray skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head. ¹

6. Verb. (American English) To become gray or cause to become gray. ¹

7. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: ''Gy'' ¹

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Definition of Gray

1. of a color between white and black [adj GRAYER, GRAYEST] / to make gray [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: gray

Medical Definition of Gray

1. The new international system unit (SI unit) of absorbed dose of radiation (Gy), 1 Gy = 1 J kg-1 = 100 rad. (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gray

Graupner's method
Grave's disease
Gravel Gertie
Graves' disease
Graves' ophthalmopathy
Graves' optic neuropathy
Graves' orbitopathy
Grawitz' basophilia
Grawitz' tumour
Gray Friar
Gray code
Gray codes
Great Attractor
Great Australian Bight
Great Barrier Reef
Great Basin
Great Bear
Great Britain
Great Britain and Ireland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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