HyperDic: grey

English > 13 senses of the word grey / Grey:
NOUNperson Grey, Zane GreyUnited States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
person Grey, Lady Jane GreyQueen of England for nine days in 1553
person Grey, Charles Grey, Second Earl GreyEnglishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)
groupgrey, grayany organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
attributegrey, gray, grayness, greynessa neutral achromatic color midway between white and black / black
artifactgrey, grayclothing that is a grey color
animalgrey, grayhorse of a light gray or whitish color
VERBchangegrey, graymake grey
changegrey, grayturn grey
ADJECTIVEallgrey, gray, greyish, grayishof an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
allgrey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-hairedshowing characteristics / characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
allgrey, grayused to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
allgrey, grayintermediate in character or position
grey / Grey > pronunciation
Soundsgrey'
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English > grey: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black.
Examples
  • "the little grey cells"
  • "a man with greyish hair"
Synonymsgray, greyish, grayish
Broaderachromatic, neutralHaving no hue
Spanishagrisado, gris, grisáceo, grisoso
Catalangris, grisenc, grisós
Nounsgreynessa neutral achromatic color midway between white and black / black
Adverbsgreylyhaving a grey appearance
English > grey: 13 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing characteristics / characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair.
Synonymsgray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired
Broaderold(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
Spanishcano, canoso, gris
Catalancanós, canut, gris
English > grey: 13 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms).
Example"a stalwart grey figure"
Synonymgray
BroadersouthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Spanishgris
Catalangris
English > grey: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIntermediate in character or position.
Example"a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
Synonymgray
Broaderintermediatelying between two extremes / extremes in time or space or state
Spanishgris
Catalangris
English > Grey: 13 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939).
SynonymZane Grey
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishZane Grey
CatalanGrey, Zane Grey
English > Grey: 13 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningQueen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554).
SynonymLady Jane Grey
Instance ofQueen of EnglandThe sovereign ruler of England
Member ofTudor, House of TudorAn English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor
SpanishLady Jane Grey
CatalanLady Jane Grey
English > Grey: 13 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningEnglishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845).
SynonymsCharles Grey, Second Earl Grey
Instance ofstatesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
SpanishCharles Grey
CatalanCharles Grey
English > grey: 13 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningAny organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey.
Example"the Confederate army was a vast grey"
Synonymgray
NarrowerConfederate Army, Army of the ConfederacyThe southern army during the American Civil War
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Catalangris
English > grey: 13 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningA neutral achromatic color midway between white and black / black.
Synonymsgray, grayness, greyness
Narrowerash grey, ash gray, silver, silver grey, silver grayA light shade of grey
charcoal, charcoal grey, charcoal gray, oxford grey, oxford grayA very dark grey color
dapple-grey, dapple-gray, dappled-grey, dappled-grayGrey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings
iron-grey, iron-grayThe color of freshly broken cast iron
iron blue, steel grey, steel gray, Davy's grey, Davy's grayslightly purplish or bluish dark grey
tattletale grey, tattletale grayA greyish white
Broaderachromatic color, achromatic colourA color lacking hue
Spanishgris
Catalangris, grisor
Verbsgreyturn grey
greymake grey
English > grey: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningclothing that is a grey color.
Example"he was dressed in grey"
Synonymgray
Broaderclothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habilimentA covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Spanishgris
Catalangris
English > grey: 13 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningHorse of a light gray or whitish color.
Synonymgray
Broadersaddle horse, riding horse, mountA lightweight horse kept for riding only
English > grey: 13 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake grey.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The painter decided to grey the sky"
Synonymgray
Broadercolor, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour inadd color to
Spanishagrisar, engrisecer, hacer gris
Nounsgreya neutral achromatic color midway between white and black / black
English > grey: 13 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTurn grey.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Her hair began to grey"
Synonymgray
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Spanishencanecer, grisear
Catalanencanudir, grisejar
Nounsgreya neutral achromatic color midway between white and black / black

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