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grey

[ grey ]
/ greɪ /
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adjective, noun, verb (used with or without object) grey·er, grey·est,
Chiefly British. a variant of gray1.
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OTHER WORDS FROM grey

greyly, adverbgreyness, nounun·greyed, adjective

Other definitions for grey (2 of 2)

Grey
[ grey ]
/ greɪ /

noun
Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764–1845, British statesman: prime minister 1830–34.
Sir Edward Viscount Fallodon, 1862–1933, British statesman.
Sir George, 1812–98, British statesman and colonial administrator: prime minister of New Zealand 1877–79.
Lady Jane Lady Jane Dudley, 1537–54, descendant of Henry VII of England; executed under orders of Mary I to eliminate her as a rival for the throne.
Zane [zeyn], /zeɪn/, 1875–1939, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for grey (1 of 2)

grey

now esp US gray

/ (ɡreɪ) /

adjective
noun
verb
to become or make grey

Derived forms of grey

greyish 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

British Dictionary definitions for grey (2 of 2)

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)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with grey

grey

see gray.

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