Meaning of GREY in English

GREY

( especially BrE ) ( NAmE usually gray ) / greɪ; NAmE / adjective , noun , verb

■ adjective

1.

having the colour of smoke or ashes :

grey eyes / hair

wisps of grey smoke

a grey suit

2.

[ not usually before noun ] having grey hair :

He's gone very grey.

3.

( of a person's skin colour ) pale and dull, because they are ill / sick, tired or sad

4.

( of the sky or weather ) dull; full of clouds :

grey skies

I hate these grey days.

5.

without interest or variety; making you feel sad :

Life seems grey and pointless without him.

6.

( disapproving ) not interesting or attractive :

The company was full of faceless grey men who all looked the same.

7.

[ only before noun ] connected with old people :

the grey vote

grey power

►  grey·ness ( especially BrE ) ( NAmE usually gray·ness ) noun [ U , sing. ]

■ noun

1.

[ U , C ] the colour of smoke or ashes :

the dull grey of the sky

dressed in grey

2.

[ C ] a grey or white horse :

She's riding the grey.

■ verb

[ v ] ( of hair ) to become grey :

His hair was greying at the sides.

a tall woman with greying hair

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English grǣg , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch grauw and German grau .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.