from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
- adj. Dull or dark: a gray, rainy afternoon.
- adj. Lacking in cheer; gloomy: a gray mood.
- adj. Having gray hair; hoary.
- adj. Old or venerable.
- adj. Intermediate in character or position, as with regard to a subjective matter: the gray area between their differing opinions on the film's morality.
- n. An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
- n. An object or animal of the color gray.
- n. A member of the Confederate Army in the Civil War.
- n. The Confederate Army.
- transitive v. To make gray.
- intransitive v. To become gray.
- intransitive v. To become old; age.
- intransitive v. To include a large or increasing proportion of older people: "Federal food programs can't keep up with the nation's rapidly graying population” ( Michael J. McCarthy).
- n. The SI unit for the energy absorbed from ionizing radiation, equal to one joule per kilogram.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
- adj. Dreary, gloomy.
- adj. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
- v. To become gray.
- v. To cause to become gray.
- n. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
- n. an extraterrestrial creature with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- adj. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
- adj. Old; mature.
- adj. gloomy; dismal.
- n. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint.
- n. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
- n. the Confederate army or a soldier in the confederate army.
- n. the SI unit of absorbed dosage of ionizing radiation, equal to an absorbed energy of 1 joule per kilogram of irradiated material; -- abbreviated Gy. This unit is 100 times the commonly used unit, the rad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a color between white and black, having little or no positive color, and only moderate luminosity; of the color of black hair which has begun to turn white, as seen at some distance.
- Having gray hairs; gray-headed.
- Old; mature: as, gray experience.
- n. A gray color or tint; a color having little or no distinctive hue (chroma) and only moderate luminosity.
- n. An animal of a gray color.
- n. A gray horse.
- n. The gray duck, or gadwall.
- n. The California gray whale; the grayback.
- n. A kind of salmon, Salmo ferox.
- n. Twilight: as, the gray of the morning, or of the evening.
- n. plural A Scottish regiment of cavalry forming the second regiment of dragoons in the British army: so called from the color of their horses. Also Scots Grays.
- To cause to become gray; change to a gray color.
- To depolish, as glass.
- In photography, to give a mezzotint effect by covering the negative during the printing with a glass slightly ground or depolished on one side. Pictures thus treated are sometimes called Berlin portraits.
- n. Unbleached cotton fabric; a piece of cotton or worsted cloth, in the natural color of the raw material, as it comes from the loom, before it is dyed or finished.
- n. Same as methylene gray.
- n. A water-color consisting of carbon-black, lake, and indigo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
- n. 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
- adj. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
- v. make grey
- adj. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
- n. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
- n. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
- n. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
- n. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
- n. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
- adj. intermediate in character or position
- adj. used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
- n. clothing that is a grey color
- v. turn grey
- n. horse of a light gray or whitish color
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Then, too, "gray" is an uninspiring mixture of black and white.
I think believe in gray is fine but just because you believe in it doesn’t mean someone else has to.
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