gray (comparative grayer, superlative grayest) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)
- Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
- Dreary, gloomy.
- the era of gray, boring banality and stagnation
- Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
- Relating to older people.
- the gray dollar, i.e. the purchasing power of the elderly
- French: gris
- German: grau
- Italian: grigio
- Portuguese: cinza, cinzento, gris
- Russian: се́рый
- Spanish: gris
gray (grays, present participle graying; past and past participle grayed) (American spelling, spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)
- To become gray.
- My hair is beginning to gray.
- To cause to become gray.
- (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
- (transitive, photography) To give a soft effect to (a photograph) by covering the negative while printing with a ground-glass plate.
- French: griser
- German: ergrauen, grau werden
- Italian: ingrigire
- Portuguese: acinzentar
- Russian: сере́ть
- Spanish: encanecer
gray (plural grays) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)
- An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
- An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.
- (chiefly, US, ufology) an extraterrestrial humanoid with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
- (US, two-up) A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.
gray (plural grays)
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
- IPA: /ɡɹeɪ/
- Surname; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.
- A male given name.
- A city/county seat in Jones County, Georgia.