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gray Explained

gray at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


gray at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. gr? (Mercian grei), from P.Gmc. *gr?yaz (cf. O.N. grar, O.Fris. gre, Du. graw, Ger. grau), from PIE *ghreghwos, but no certain cognates outside Gmc. The distinction between British grey and U.S. gray developed 20c. Gray as figurative for "Southern troops in the U.S. Civil War" is first recorded 1863, in reference to their uniform color. ///

Gray at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Dorian the main character in the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde//
Thomas (1716-71) an English poet whose best-known work, Elegy written in a Country Churchyard, is usually called Gray's Elegy//

gray at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj, n, v the usual American spelling of grey//

gray at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "gray":
Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, advanced,
advanced in life, advanced in years, aged, along in years, ancient,
anemic, ashen, ashy, bay, bayard, black, bleak, bled white,
bloodless, boring, buckskin, cadaverous, calico pony, canescence,
canescent, chestnut, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous, colorless,
dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dead,
deadly pale, deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dismal,
dove-colored, dove-gray, drab, drabness, drear, drearisome, dreary,
dull, dullness, dun, dusty, elderly, etiolated, exsanguinated,
exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, funebrial,
funereal, ghastly, glaucescence, glaucescent, glaucous,
glaucousness, gloomy, grave, gray with age, gray-black, gray-brown,
gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-haired, gray-headed,
gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grayishness,
grayness, grim, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, grown old,
haggard, hoar, hoary, hueless, humdrum, hypochromic, iron-gray,
lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, leadenness, livid, lividity,
lividness, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, monotonous,
mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousiness, mousy, muddy, neutral,
neutral tint, old, old as Methuselah, paint, painted pony, pale,
pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, patriarchal, pearl,
pearl-gray, pearly, piebald, pinto, repetitive, roan, sad, sallow,
same, samely, saturnine, senectuous, sickly, silver, silver-gray,
silvered, silveriness, silvery, skewbald, slate-colored, slatiness,
slaty, smoke-gray, smokiness, smoky, sober, soberness, solemn,
somber, somberness, sombrous, sorrel, steel-gray, steely,
stone-colored, tallow-faced, taupe, tedious, toneless, triste,
uncolored, unrelieved, venerable, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak,
weariful, wearisome, weary, whey-faced, white, white with age,
white-bearded, white-crowned, white-haired, wrinkled, wrinkly,
years old

gray at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Gray): gray, silver, salt and pepper

[ADJ] (Gray): gray, grey, iron-gray, drab, dingy, leaden, somber, silver, silvery, silvered, ashen, ashy, slate-colored, stone-colored.

[N] (Gray): gray, silver, salt and pepper.

[ADJ] (Gray): gray, grey, iron-gray, drab, dingy, leaden, somber, silver, silvery, silvered, ashen, ashy, slate-colored, stone-colored.

gray at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(especially AmE) = GREY

Gray at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gray \Gray\, a. [Compar. {Grayer}; superl. {Grayest}.] [OE.
gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw, OHG.
gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.]
[Written also {grey}.]
1. 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.

These gray and dun colors may be also produced by
mixing whites and blacks. --Sir I.

2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.

3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames.

{Gray antimony} (Min.), stibnite.

{Gray buck} (Zo["o]l.), the chickara.

{Gray cobalt} (Min.), smaltite.

{Gray copper} (Min.), tetrahedrite.

{Gray duck} (Zo["o]l.), the gadwall; also applied to the
female mallard.

{Gray falcon} (Zo["o]l.) the peregrine falcon.

{Gray Friar}. See {Franciscan}, and {Friar}.

{Gray hen} (Zo["o]l.), the female of the blackcock or black
grouse. See {Heath grouse}.

{Gray mill or millet} (Bot.), a name of several plants of the
genus {Lithospermum}; gromwell.

{Gray mullet} (Zo["o]l.) any one of the numerous species of
the genus {Mugil}, or family {Mugilid[ae]}, found both in
the Old World and America; as the European species ({M.
capito}, and {M. auratus}), the American striped mullet
({M. albula}), and the white or silver mullet ({M.
Braziliensis}). See {Mullet}.

{Gray owl} (Zo["o]l.), the European tawny or brown owl
({Syrnium aluco}). The great gray owl ({Ulula cinerea})
inhabits arctic America.

{Gray parrot} (Zo["o]l.), a parrot ({Psittacus erithacus}),
very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in
learning to talk.

{Gray pike}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Sauger}.

{Gray snapper} (Zo["o]l.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer.
See {Snapper}.

{Gray snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher in winter plumage.

{Gray whale} (Zo["o]l.), a rather large and swift California
whale ({Rhachianectes glaucus}), formerly taken in large
numbers in the bays; -- called also {grayback},
{devilfish}, and {hardhead}.

Gray \Gray\, n.
1. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a
neutral or whitish tint.

2. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or
a kind of salmon.

Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day. That coats
thy life, my gallant gray. --Sir W.

gray at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


A {parser generator} written in {Forth} by Martin Anton Ertl
. Gray takes grammars in an
{extended BNF} and produces executable Forth code for
{recursive descent parser}s. There is no special support for
error handling. Version 3 runs under {Tile Forth} Release 2
by Mikael Patel.


gray at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of
black and white; "gray flannel suit"; "hair just
turning gray" [syn: {grey}, {grayish}, {greyish}]
2: showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or
white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
"nodded his hoary head" [syn: {grey}, {gray-haired}, {grey-haired},
{gray-headed}, {grey-headed}, {grizzly}, {hoar}, {hoary},
3: darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a gray
rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"; "the sky was leaden and
thick" [syn: {dull}, {grey}, {leaden}]
4: used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who
wore gray uniforms); "a stalwart gray figure" [syn: {grey}]
5: intermediate in character or position; "a gray area between
clearly legal and strictly illegal" [syn: {grey}]

v 1: make gray; "The painter decided to grey the sky" [syn: {grey}]
2: turn gray; "Her hair began to gray" [syn: {grey}]

n 1: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
[syn: {grayness}, {grey}, {greyness}]
2: gray clothing; "he was dressed in gray" [syn: {grey}]
3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray;
"the Confederate army was a vast gray" [syn: {grey}]
4: horse of a light grey or whitish color
5: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country
church-yard (1716-1771) [syn: {Thomas Gray}]
6: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and
who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) [syn: {Robert
7: United States botanist who specialized in North American
flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories
of evolution (1810-1888) [syn: {Asa Gray}]

gray at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » grey|Gray


Inter: wikipedia » dab=gray (disambiguation)|gray
Category: File - :Color icon gray v2.svg|thumb|200px|upright|Various shades of gray.

Alternative forms

* grey Inter: qualifier » used in the UK and the Commonwealth and rarely in the US

Etymology 1

From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » grǣġ|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » grēwaz|lang=gem-pro (compare Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » grauw, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » grau, Inter: etyl » non|- Inter: term » grár), from Pre-Germanic *ǵrēwo, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ǵʰer||to shine, to glow|lang=ine-pro (compare Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » ravus|rāvus|grey|lang=la, Inter: etyl » cu|- Inter: term » зьрѭ||to see, to glance|tr=zĭrjǫ|lang=cu, Inter: etyl » ru|- Inter: term » зреть||to watch, to look at|lang=ru (archaic), Inter: etyl » lt|- Inter: term » žeriu|žeriù|to shine|lang=lt).


* Inter: enPR » grā, Inter: IPA » /ɡreɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /greI/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-gray.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-grey.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪ
  • Inter: homophones » grey|greige


    Inter: en-adj » er Inter: qualifier » spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth

  • Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
    1. Dreary, gloomy.
    2. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
      Usage notes
      A mnemonic for remembering which spelling is used where: grey is the English spelling, while gray is the American spelling. However, grey is also rarely found in American English.
      Derived terms
      * battleship gray, battleship-gray

  • gray area
  • graybeard
  • grayhound
  • grayness
  • gray ghost
  • gray matter
    Inter: trans-top » having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|grys
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|hirtë
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|رمادي|tr=ramādiyy, Inter: qualifier » of hair Inter: t- » ar|أشيب|m|tr=ʾášyab
  • Inter: trreq » an
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գորշ|tr=gorš, Inter: t- » hy|մոխրագույն|tr=moxraguyn
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|gris
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|boz, Inter: t- » az|çal, Inter: t- » az|keçid
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|gris
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|шэры|tr=šéry|sc=Cyrl
  • Inter: trreq » bn
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|louet
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|сив|tr=siv
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|မီးခိုးရောင်|tr=mi: gou: jaun|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|gris
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎤᏍᎪᎸ ᏌᎪᏂᎨ|tr=usgolv sagonige|sc=Cher
  • Chickasaw: Inter: tø » cic|shobbokoli
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|灰色|tr=huīsè|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|šedý|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|grå
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|grijs
  • Inter: trreq » egy
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|griza
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|hall
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|gráur
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|harmaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gris
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|gris
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|რუხი|tr=rukhi|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|ნაცრისფერი|tr=natsrisperi|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|grau
  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • Gray at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » gray


    Alternative forms

    * Grey

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: surname » from=Middle English|dot=; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.


    * Gary
    • Yarg

    Translation: de » Gray
    Translation: fr » Gray
    Translation: ko » Gray
    Translation: pt » Gray
    Translation: ru » Gray
    Translation: sv » Gray
    Translation: zh » Gray