gray


gray
gray
gray1 [grā]
adj.
[ME grai < OE græg, akin to Ger grau < IE base * ĝher-, to shine, gleam > Czech zříti, to see]
1. of a color that is a mixture or blend of black and white
2.
a) darkish; dull
b) dreary; dismal
3.
a) having hair that is gray
b) old, or old and respected
4. wearing gray garments or uniforms
5. designating a vague, intermediate area, as between morality and immorality
n.
1. an achromatic color made by mixing or blending black and white: see COLOR
2. an animal or thing colored gray; esp., a gray horse
3. gray or unbleached fabric or clothing
4. [often G-]
a) a person or group wearing a gray uniform
b) a Confederate soldier
vt., vi.
to make or become gray
grayly
adv.
grayness
n.
gray2 [grā]
n.
the basic unit of an absorbed dose of radiation in the SI system, equal to the absorption of one joule of energy per kilogram of material (100 rads): abbrev. Gy

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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