grey

[ grey ]
/ greɪ /

adjective, grey·er, grey·est, noun, verb (used with or without object)


Nearby words

  1. grew,
  2. grewsome,
  3. grewsomely,
  4. grex,
  5. grexit,
  6. grey area,
  7. grey body,
  8. grey duck,
  9. grey eminence,
  10. grey fox

Related formsgrey·ly, adverbgrey·ness, nounun·greyed, adjective

gray

1

or grey

[ grey ]
/ greɪ /

adjective, gray·er, gray·est.

noun

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become gray.

Origin of gray

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English grǣg; cognate with German grau

Related formsgray·ly, adverbgray·ness, nounun·grayed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for greyer

gray

1
/ (ɡreɪ) /

adjective, noun, verb

a variant spelling (now esp US) of grey
Derived Formsgrayish, adjectivegrayly, adverbgrayness, noun

gray

2
/ (ɡreɪ) /

noun

the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 radsSymbol: Gy

Word Origin for gray

C20: named after Louis Harold Gray (1905–65), English physicist

Gray

/ (ɡreɪ) /

noun

Thomas. 1716–71, English poet, best known for his Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751)

Grey

/ (ɡreɪ) /

noun

Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764–1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830–34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862–1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905–16)
Sir George. 1812–98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877–79)
Lady Jane. 1537–54, queen of England (July 9–19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
Zane. 1875–1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)

grey

now esp US gray

/ (ɡreɪ) /

adjective

noun

verb

to become or make grey
Derived Formsgreyish or mainly US grayish, adjectivegreyly or mainly US grayly, adverbgreyness or mainly US grayness, noun

Word Origin for grey

Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar

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Word Origin and History for greyer
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Medicine definitions for greyer

gray

[ grā ]

n.

A unit for a specific absorbed dose of radiation equal to 100 rads.

Gray

Henry 1825?-1861

British anatomist whose work Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (1858), known as Gray's Anatomy, remains a standard text.

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Science definitions for greyer

gray

[ grā ]

The SI derived unit used to measure the energy absorbed by a substance per unit weight of the substance when exposed to radiation. One gray is equal to one joule per kilogram, or 100 rads. The gray is named after British physicist Louis Harold Gray (1905-1965).
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Idioms and Phrases with greyer

gray

In addition to the idioms beginning with gray

  • gray area
  • gray matter

also see:

  • get gray hair from

grey

see gray.

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