Meaning of GREY in English

GREY

(~er, ~est)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

Note: in AM, use 'gray'

1.

Grey is the colour of ashes or of clouds on a rainy day.

...a ~ suit.

COLOUR

2.

You use ~ to describe the colour of people’s hair when it changes from its original colour, usually as they get old.

...my ~ hair...

Eddie was going ~.

ADJ

3.

If the weather is ~, there are many clouds in the sky and the light is dull.

It was a ~, wet April Sunday.

ADJ

~ness

...winter’s ~ness.

N-UNCOUNT

4.

If you describe a situation as ~, you mean that it is dull, unpleasant, or difficult.

Brazilians look gloomily forward to a New Year that even the president admits will be ~ and cheerless.

= bleak

ADJ

~ness

In this new world of ~ness there is an attempt to remove all risks.

N-UNCOUNT

5.

If you describe someone or something as ~, you think that they are boring and unattractive, and very similar to other things or other people.

...little ~ men in suits.

ADJ disapproval

~ness

Journalists are frustrated by his apparent ~ness.

N-UNCOUNT: with supp

6.

Journalists sometimes use ~ to describe things concerning old people.

There was further evidence of ~ consumer power last week, when Ford revealed a car designed with elderly people in mind.

ADJ

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