Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See gray, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See gray (the correct orthography).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative form of gray.
  • verb Alternative form of gray.
  • noun Alternative form of gray.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make grey
  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
  • adjective of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  • verb turn grey
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
  • adjective intermediate in character or position
  • noun Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)
  • noun any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
  • noun horse of a light gray or whitish color
  • adjective used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
  • adjective showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  • noun Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)

Etymologies

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See "gray".

Examples

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  • I think that it looks better spelt with an e instead of an a.

    December 2, 2006

  • I agree. :)

    March 19, 2008

  • Only scribed with an 'a' in barbarous provinces.

    March 20, 2008

  • For a discussion of "grey" vs. "gray" (among other things), see they.

    February 8, 2009

  • Grey is grayer than gray, leaning to fey rather than gay.

    May 23, 2009

  • Always reminds me of Grey Gardens.

    January 5, 2011

  • For more discussion of "grey v. gray" see here. In a nutshell: Gray = color; grey = colour.

    June 24, 2011