Pronunciation Adjective

gray (comparative grayer, superlative grayest) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
  2. Dreary, gloomy.
    • the era of gray, boring banality and stagnation
  3. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
  4. Relating to older people.
    the gray dollar, i.e. the purchasing power of the elderly
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gray (grays, present participle graying; past and past participle grayed) (American spelling, spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. To become gray.
    My hair is beginning to gray.
  2. To cause to become gray.
  3. (demography, slang) To turn progressively older, alluding to graying of hair through aging (used in context of the population of a geographic region)
    the graying of America
  4. (transitive, photography) To give a soft effect to (a photograph) by covering the negative while printing with a ground-glass plate.
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gray (plural grays) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
  2. An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.
  3. (chiefly, US, ufology) an extraterrestrial humanoid with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
  4. (US, two-up) A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.
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gray (plural grays)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: Gy
    cot en
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A city/county seat in Jones County, Georgia.

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