adjective, gray·er, gray·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of gray1
OTHER WORDS FROM graygrayly; especially British, greyly, adverbgrayness; especially British, greyness, nounun·grayed; especially British, un·greyed, adjective
Words nearby gray
Definition for gray (2 of 3)
Origin of gray2
Definition for gray (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for gray
In fact, vaccines have already been used successfully in gray seals for contraceptive purposes, so we know the technology is there.Everything we know—and don’t know—about human-to-animal COVID transmission|jakemeth|September 4, 2020|Fortune
Coyotes look like medium-sized dogs or small wolves with short gray and brown fur.
The resentment was exacerbated by the fact that Mosby’s own office had recently requested heightened enforcement in exactly the area where Gray was arrested.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
Even when told to look for a world gone gray, the students didn’t notice until about two-thirds of the color was gone.
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
Then the gift card is shopped online in a gray market to collect cold currency.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her neon blue hair is teased high with a gray stripe emerging from the front.
On Sept. 30, 2012, FWS delisted the gray wolf and transferred wildlife management to the states.
More recently, the rows of red and gray cement housing project blocks that sprouted up in the 1980s dominate the view.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gray man now commenced an anecdote, which I shall give in his own words.Road Scrapings: Coaches and Coaching|M. E. Haworth
He has a big, gray shawl like your own, wrapped around his shoulders.The Tree of Appomattox|Joseph A. Altsheler
Gray Cloud, in a trance, might already have frozen to death.Shaman|Robert Shea
He is middle-aged and wears somewhat ill fitting brown fur, tinged with gray, and horn-rimmed spectacles.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
Even his grizzled hair slanted forward in a stiff cowlick over his forehead, and his face bristled sharply with his gray beard.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for gray (1 of 3)
adjective, noun, verb
Derived forms of graygrayish, adjectivegrayly, adverbgrayness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for gray (2 of 3)
Word Origin for gray
British Dictionary definitions for gray (3 of 3)
Medical definitions for gray (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for gray (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for gray
Idioms and Phrases with gray
In addition to the idioms beginning with gray
- gray area
- gray matter
- get gray hair from