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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (9)

1. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black;
[syn: gray, grayness, grey, greyness]

2. clothing that is a grey color;
- Example: "he was dressed in grey"
[syn: grey, gray]

3. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey;
- Example: "the Confederate army was a vast grey"
[syn: grey, gray]

4. horse of a light gray or whitish color;
[syn: grey, gray]

5. the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad;
[syn: gray, Gy]

6. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965);
[syn: Gray, Louis Harold Gray]

7. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771);
[syn: Gray, Thomas Gray]

8. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806);
[syn: Gray, Robert Gray]

9. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888);
[syn: Gray, Asa Gray]


VERB (2)

1. make grey;
- Example: "The painter decided to grey the sky"
[syn: grey, gray]

2. turn grey;
- Example: "Her hair began to grey"
[syn: grey, gray]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black;
- Example: "the little grey cells"
- Example: "gray flannel suit"
- Example: "a man with greyish hair"
[syn: grey, gray, greyish, grayish]

2. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair;
- Example: "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
- Example: "nodded his hoary head"
[syn: grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired]

3. used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms);
- Example: "a stalwart grey figure"
[syn: grey, gray]

4. intermediate in character or position;
- Example: "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
[syn: grey, gray]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), 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. 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. [1913 Webster] These gray and dun colors may be also produced by mixing whites and blacks. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary. [1913 Webster] 3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. -- Ames. [1913 Webster] 4. gloomy; dismal. [PJC] Gray antimony (Min.), stibnite. Gray buck (Zool.), the chickara. Gray cobalt (Min.), smaltite. Gray copper (Min.), tetrahedrite. Gray duck (Zool.), the gadwall; also applied to the female mallard. Gray falcon (Zool.) the peregrine falcon. Gray Friar. See Franciscan, and Friar. Gray hen (Zool.), the female of the blackcock or black grouse. See Heath grouse. Gray mill or Gray millet (Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus Lithospermum; gromwell. Gray mullet (Zool.) 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 (Mugilid[ae] capito, and Mugilid[ae] auratus), the American striped mullet (Mugilid[ae] albula), and the white or silver mullet (Mugilid[ae] Braziliensis). See Mullet. Gray owl (Zool.), the European tawny or brown owl (Syrnium aluco). The great gray owl (Ulula cinerea) inhabits arctic America. Gray parrot (Zool.), an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako. Gray pike. (Zool.) See Sauger. Gray snapper (Zool.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer. See Snapper. Gray snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher in winter plumage. Gray whale (Zool.), a rather large and swift whale of the northern Pacific (Eschrichtius robustus, formerly Rhachianectes glaucus), having short jaws and no dorsal fin. It grows to a length of 50 feet (someimes 60 feet). It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of California, and is now rare; -- called also grayback, devilfish, and hardhead. It lives up to 50 or 60 years and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), n. 1. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint. [1913 Webster] 2. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon. [1913 Webster] Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day. That coats thy life, my gallant gray. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. (U. S. History) the Confederate army or a soldier in the confederate army; as, a battle between the blue and the gray. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), n. [named after Louis Harold Gray, English radiobiologist.] 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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gray adj 1: of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black; "the little grey cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair" [syn: grey, gray, greyish, grayish] 2: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head" [syn: grey, gray, grey-haired, gray- haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired] 3: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure" [syn: grey, gray] 4: intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal" [syn: grey, gray] n 1: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black [syn: gray, grayness, grey, greyness] 2: clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey" [syn: grey, gray] 3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey; "the Confederate army was a vast grey" [syn: grey, gray] 4: horse of a light gray or whitish color [syn: grey, gray] 5: the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad [syn: gray, Gy] 6: English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965) [syn: Gray, Louis Harold Gray] 7: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771) [syn: Gray, Thomas Gray] 8: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) [syn: Gray, Robert Gray] 9: United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888) [syn: Gray, Asa Gray] v 1: make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky" [syn: grey, gray] 2: turn grey; "Her hair began to grey" [syn: grey, gray]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Gray 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 parsers. There is no special support for error handling. Version 3 runs under Tile Forth Release 2 by Mikael Patel. (1992-05-22)
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Gray -- U.S. County in Kansas Population (2000): 5904 Housing Units (2000): 2181 Land area (2000): 868.900957 sq. miles (2250.443051 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439887 sq. miles (1.139302 sq. km) Total area (2000): 869.340844 sq. miles (2251.582353 sq. km) Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 37.722709 N, 100.415469 W Headwords: Gray Gray, KS Gray County Gray County, KS
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Gray -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 22744 Housing Units (2000): 10567 Land area (2000): 928.277123 sq. miles (2404.226608 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.971856 sq. miles (2.517095 sq. km) Total area (2000): 929.248979 sq. miles (2406.743703 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 35.437533 N, 100.856145 W Headwords: Gray Gray, TX Gray County Gray County, TX
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Gray, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 1811 Housing Units (2000): 713 Land area (2000): 2.418527 sq. miles (6.263956 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009479 sq. miles (0.024550 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.428006 sq. miles (6.288506 sq. km) FIPS code: 34512 Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 33.008620 N, 83.534067 W ZIP Codes (1990): 31032 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Gray, GA Gray
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Gray, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 82 Housing Units (2000): 43 Land area (2000): 1.000854 sq. miles (2.592199 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.000854 sq. miles (2.592199 sq. km) FIPS code: 32565 Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19 Location: 41.840074 N, 94.982547 W ZIP Codes (1990): 50110 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Gray, IA Gray
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Gray, TN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee Population (2000): 1273 Housing Units (2000): 586 Land area (2000): 1.677927 sq. miles (4.345811 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005774 sq. miles (0.014954 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.683701 sq. miles (4.360765 sq. km) FIPS code: 30700 Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47 Location: 36.417403 N, 82.475637 W ZIP Codes (1990): 37615 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Gray, TN Gray
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Gray, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana Population (2000): 4958 Housing Units (2000): 1799 Land area (2000): 11.640495 sq. miles (30.148743 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.640495 sq. miles (30.148743 sq. km) FIPS code: 31180 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 29.680993 N, 90.781414 W ZIP Codes (1990): 70359 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Gray, LA Gray