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Meaning of GRAY

Pronunciation:  grey, grey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  horse of a light grey or whitish color
  2. [n]  gray clothing; "he was dressed in gray"
  3. [n]  a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  4. [n]  any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray; "the Confederate army was a vast gray"
  5. [n]  United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
  6. [n]  American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
  7. [n]  English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church-yard (1716-1771)
  8. [adj]  an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white; "gray flannel suit"; "hair just turning gray"
  9. [adj]  darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
  10. [adj]  intermediate in character or position; "a gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
  11. [adj]  used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who wore gray uniforms); "a stalwart gray figure"
  12. [adj]  showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
  13. [adj]  clothed in gray or a gray costume; "Gray Ladies are volunteer workers in the American Red Cross"; "the Gray Friars are Franciscan friars who traditionally wear gray habits"
  14. [v]  turn gray; "Her hair began to gray"
  15. [v]  make gray

GRAY is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: achromatic, Asa Gray, cloudy, dull, gray-haired, gray-headed, grayish, grayness, grey, grey, grey, grey, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, greyish, greyness, hoar, hoary, intermediate, leaden, old, Robert Gray, southern, Thomas Gray, white-haired
 See Also: achromatic color, achromatic colour, apparel, article of clothing, ash gray, ash grey, botanist, charcoal, charcoal gray, charcoal grey, clothes, clothing, color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize, Confederate Army, dappled-gray, dappled-grey, dapple-gray, dapple-grey, Davy's gray, discolor, discolour, iron blue, iron-gray, iron-grey, mount, navigator, organisation, organization, oxford gray, oxford grey, phytologist, plant scientist, poet, riding horse, saddle horse, silver, silver gray, silver grey, steel gray, tattletale gray, tattletale grey, vesture, wear, wearing apparel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gray\, a. [Compar. {Grayer}; superl. {Grayest}.] [OE.
    gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw, OHG.
    gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.]
    [Written also {grey}.]
    1. 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; as, the soft gray eye of a dove.
             These gray and dun colors may be also produced by
             mixing whites and blacks.             --Sir I.
    2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
    3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames.
    {Gray antimony} (Min.), stibnite.
    {Gray buck} (Zo["o]l.), the chickara.
    {Gray cobalt} (Min.), smaltite.
    {Gray copper} (Min.), tetrahedrite.
    {Gray duck} (Zo["o]l.), the gadwall; also applied to the
       female mallard.
    {Gray falcon} (Zo["o]l.) the peregrine falcon.
    {Gray Friar}. See {Franciscan}, and {Friar}.
    {Gray hen} (Zo["o]l.), the female of the blackcock or black
       grouse. See {Heath grouse}.
    {Gray mill or millet} (Bot.), a name of several plants of the
       genus {Lithospermum}; gromwell.
    {Gray mullet} (Zo["o]l.) any one of the numerous species of
       the genus {Mugil}, or family {Mugilid[ae]}, found both in
       the Old World and America; as the European species ({M.
       capito}, and {M. auratus}), the American striped mullet
       ({M. albula}), and the white or silver mullet ({M.
       Braziliensis}). See {Mullet}.
    {Gray owl} (Zo["o]l.), the European tawny or brown owl
       ({Syrnium aluco}). The great gray owl ({Ulula cinerea})
       inhabits arctic America.
    {Gray parrot} (Zo["o]l.), a parrot ({Psittacus erithacus}),
       very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in
       learning to talk.
    {Gray pike}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Sauger}.
    {Gray snapper} (Zo["o]l.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer.
       See {Snapper}.
    {Gray snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher in winter plumage.
    {Gray whale} (Zo["o]l.), a rather large and swift California
       whale ({Rhachianectes glaucus}), formerly taken in large
       numbers in the bays; -- called also {grayback},
       {devilfish}, and {hardhead}.
  2. \Gray\, n.
    1. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a
       neutral or whitish tint.
    2. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or
       a kind of salmon.
             Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day. That coats
             thy life, my gallant gray.            --Sir W.
Computing Dictionary

A parser generator written in forth by Martin Anton Ertl <[email protected]>. Gray takes grammars in an extended bnf and produces executable Forth code for recursive descent parsers. There is no special support for error handling. Version 3 runs under tile forth Release 2 by Mikael Patel.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A measurement of absorbed radiation dose; 1 Gray = 100 rads.
Thesaurus Terms
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