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English adjective: gray

1. gray 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.


Synonymsgrayish, grey, greyish


Similarachromatic, neutral


Antonymschromatic

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


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


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


Similarold


Antonymsyoung, immature

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


SamplesA stalwart grey figure.


Synonymsgrey


Similarsouthern


Antonymsnorthern

4. gray intermediate in character or position


SamplesA grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal.


Synonymsgrey


Similarintermediate


Antonymsterminal


English noun: gray

1. gray (attribute) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black


Synonymsgrayness, grey, 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

2. gray (artifact) clothing that is a grey color


SamplesHe was dressed in grey.


Synonymsgrey


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

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


SamplesThe Confederate army was a vast grey.


Synonymsgrey


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)Army of the Confederacy, Confederate Army

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


Synonymsgrey


Broader (hypernym)mount, riding horse, saddle horse

5. gray (quantity) 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


SynonymsGy


Broader (hypernym)radioactivity unit

6. Gray (person) English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)


SynonymsLouis Harold Gray


Broader (hypernym)radiobiologist

7. Gray (person) English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)


SynonymsThomas Gray


Instance hypernympoet

8. Gray (person) American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)


SynonymsRobert Gray


Instance hypernymnavigator

9. Gray (person) United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)


SynonymsAsa Gray


Instance hypernymbotanist, phytologist, plant scientist


English verb: gray

1. gray (change) make grey


SamplesThe painter decided to grey the sky.


Synonymsgrey


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


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

2. gray (change) turn grey


SamplesHer hair began to grey.


Synonymsgrey


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour









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