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grey

[grey] /greɪ/
adjective, greyer, greyest, noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
gray1 .
Related forms
greyly, adverb
greyness, noun
ungreyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for greyer

grey

/ɡreɪ/
adjective
1.
of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2.
greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3.
dismal or dark, esp from lack of light; gloomy
4.
neutral or dull, esp in character or opinion
5.
having grey hair
6.
of or relating to people of middle age or above grey power
7.
ancient; venerable
8.
(of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
noun
9.
any of a group of grey tones
10.
grey cloth or clothing dressed in grey
11.
an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish
verb
12.
to become or make grey
Derived Forms
greyish, (mainly US) grayish, adjective
greyly, (mainly US) grayly, adverb
greyness, (mainly US) grayness, noun
Word Origin
Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar

Grey

/ɡreɪ/
noun
1.
Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764–1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830–34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
2.
Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862–1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905–16)
3.
Sir George. 1812–98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877–79)
4.
Lady Jane. 1537–54, queen of England (July 9–19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
5.
Zane. 1875–1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
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Word Origin and History for greyer
grey
see gray.
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Idioms and Phrases with greyer
see: gray
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