Meaning of GREY in English


( US gray )

■ adjective ( ~er , ~est )

1》 of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or lead.

2》 (of hair) turning ~ or white with age.

↘ informal, chiefly N. Amer. relating to old people as a group: ~ power.

3》 (of the weather) cloudy and dull.

4》 dull and nondescript: ~, faceless men.

5》 (of financial or trading activity) not accounted for in official statistics: the ~ economy.

■ noun ~ colour or pigment.

■ verb (of hair) become ~ with age.


~ish adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun


OE grg , of Gmc origin.

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