Definition of Grey

1. 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

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. Noun. United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939).
Exact synonyms: Zane Grey
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

10. 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

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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