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English adjective: grey

1. grey of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black


SamplesThe little grey cells.
Gray flannel suit.
A man with greyish hair.


Synonymsgray, grayish, greyish


Similarachromatic, neutral


Antonymschromatic

2. grey showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair


SamplesWhose beard with age is hoar.
Nodded his hoary head.


Synonymsgray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey-haired, grey-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired


Similarold


Antonymsyoung, immature

3. grey used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)


SamplesA stalwart grey figure.


Synonymsgray


Similarsouthern


Antonymsnorthern

4. grey intermediate in character or position


SamplesA grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal.


Synonymsgray


Similarintermediate


Antonymsterminal


English noun: Grey

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


SynonymsZane Grey


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

2. Grey (person) Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)


SynonymsLady Jane Grey


Instance hypernymQueen of England


Member meronymHouse of Tudor, Tudor

3. Grey (person) Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)


SynonymsCharles Grey, Second Earl Grey


Instance hypernymnational leader, solon, statesman

4. grey (group) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey


SamplesThe Confederate army was a vast grey.


Synonymsgray


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)Army of the Confederacy, Confederate Army

5. grey (attribute) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black


Synonymsgray, grayness, greyness


Broader (hypernym)achromatic color, achromatic colour


Narrower (hyponym)ash gray, ash grey, charcoal, charcoal gray, charcoal grey, dapple-gray, dapple-grey, dappled-gray, dappled-grey, Davy's gray, Davy's grey, iron blue, iron-gray, iron-grey, oxford gray, oxford grey, silver, silver gray, silver grey, steel gray, steel grey, tattletale gray, tattletale grey

6. grey (artifact) clothing that is a grey color


SamplesHe was dressed in grey.


Synonymsgray


Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

7. grey (animal) horse of a light gray or whitish color


Synonymsgray


Broader (hypernym)mount, riding horse, saddle horse


English verb: grey

1. grey (change) make grey


SamplesThe painter decided to grey the sky.


Synonymsgray


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

2. grey (change) turn grey


SamplesHer hair began to grey.


Synonymsgray


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour









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