Meaning of GREY in English

GREY

(esp. BrE ) ( AmE usually gray ) adj. , noun

1 colour/color

ADVERB

▪ uniformly

▪ very

The sky looks very ~. I think it's going to rain.

▪ quite ( esp. BrE ), rather , slightly

ADJECTIVE

▪ dark

▪ light , pale

a light ~ suit

▪ charcoal , silvery , slate , steel

His steel gray hair was clipped short as usual.

2 with grey hair

VERBS

▪ be

▪ go , turn

He went ~ before he was forty.

ADVERB

▪ very

▪ quite , slightly

He'd turned quite ~.

▪ mostly

The old man's beard was mostly ~.

▪ completely

She was completely ~ by the age of thirty.

▪ prematurely

Grey is used with these nouns: ↑ afternoon , ↑ area , ↑ ash , ↑ background , ↑ beard , ↑ cloud , ↑ dawn , ↑ day , ↑ expanse , ↑ eye , ↑ face , ↑ gaze , ↑ hair , ↑ head , ↑ horse , ↑ marble , ↑ mist , ↑ morning , ↑ sea , ↑ shape , ↑ sky , ↑ smoke , ↑ squirrel , ↑ streak , ↑ suburb , ↑ tone , ↑ weather , ↑ winter

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