Definition of Grey

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

Exact synonyms: Zane Grey
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

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

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

4. Noun. Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554).
Exact synonyms: Lady Jane Grey
Group relationships: House Of Tudor, Tudor
Generic synonyms: Queen Of England

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

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

7. Noun. Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845).
Exact synonyms: Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey
Generic synonyms: National Leader, Solon, Statesman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Definition of Grey

1. a. See Gray (the correct orthography).

Definition of Grey

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=), alternative spelling of Gray ¹

2. Adjective. Having a grey colour, as the ash of an ember. ¹

3. Adjective. dreary, gloomy ¹

4. Adjective. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality ¹

5. Verb. To become grey or cause to become grey. ¹

6. Noun. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white. ¹

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

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Definition of Grey

1. gray [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: gray

Medical Definition of Grey

1. See Gray (the correct orthography). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grey

grevy's zebra
grew old
grew on
grew out of
grew up
grex name
grex names
grey (current term)
grey-legged tinamou
grey-legged tinamous
grey-necked wood rail
grey-necked wood rails
grey-throated rail
grey-throated rails
grey alder
grey area
grey areas

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