Definition and Meanings for gray

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Gray is ranked 1,949 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of gray

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun

Etymology of gray

oe. gray, grey, as. gr, gr; akin to d. graauw, ohg. gr, g. grau, dan. graa, sw. gr, icel. gr named after louis harold gray, english radiobiologist

Meaning of gray


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • any color of neutral hue between white and black; white mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove.
  • gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
  • old; mature; as, gray experience.
  • gloomy; dismal.

as noun

  • a gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint.
  • an animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
  • the confederate army or a soldier in the confederate army; as, a battle between the blue and the gray.

as noun

  • the si unit of absorbed dosage of ionizing radiation, equal to an absorbed energy of 1 joule per kilogram of irradiated material; -- abbreviated gy. this unit is 100 times the commonly used unit, the rad.
  • No antonyms for gray

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