grey

[ grey ]
/ greɪ /
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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

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British Dictionary definitions for greyness

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 greyness

grey

see gray.

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Idioms and Phrases with greyness

grey

see gray.

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