Meaning of GREY in English

GREY

I. grey 1 S2 W2 BrE AmE British English , gray American English /ɡreɪ/ adjective

1 . COLOUR having the colour of dark clouds, neither black nor white:

an old lady with grey hair

a grey sky

dark/light grey

dark grey trousers

⇨ ↑ battleship grey , ↑ iron-grey , ⇨ slate grey at ↑ slate 1 (3)

2 . HAIR having grey hair

go/turn grey

She was a tall thin woman who had gone grey early.

3 . FACE looking pale because you are tired, frightened, or ill

grey with

As he listened, his face went grey with shock.

4 . BORING boring and unattractive OPP colourful :

the grey anonymous men in government offices

visions of a grey and empty world

5 . WEATHER if the weather is grey, the sky is full of clouds and the sun is not bright OPP bright :

a grey day

6 . OF OLD PEOPLE [only before noun] British English connected with old people:

the grey vote

7 . grey area used to talk about a situation in which something is not clearly a particular thing, so that people are not sure how to deal with it:

people in the grey area between loyalty and opposition to the government

—greyness noun [uncountable]

II. grey 2 BrE AmE British English , gray American English noun

[uncountable and countable] the colour of dark clouds, neither black nor white:

Do you have these skirts in grey?

dull greys and browns

III. grey 3 BrE AmE British English , gray American English verb

[intransitive] if someone greys, their hair becomes grey:

Jim was greying a little at the temples.

a full head of greying hair

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.