z. grey

Grey

[grey]
noun
1.
Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764–1845, British statesman: prime minister 1830–34.
2.
Sir Edward (Viscount Fallodon) 1862–1933, British statesman.
3.
Sir George, 1812–98, British statesman and colonial administrator: prime minister of New Zealand 1877–79.
4.
Lady Jane (Lady Jane Dudley) 1537–54, descendant of Henry VII of England; executed under orders of Mary I to eliminate her as a rival for the throne.
5.
Zane [zeyn] , 1875–1939, U.S. novelist.
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grey or gray (ɡreɪ)
 
adj
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
 
n
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
 
vb
12.  to become or make grey
 
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
 
gray or gray
 
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n
 
vb
 
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
 
'greyish or gray
 
adj
 
'grayish or gray
 
adj
 
'greyly or gray
 
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'grayly or gray
 
adv
 
'greyness or gray
 
n
 
'grayness or gray
 
n

Grey (ɡreɪ)
 
n
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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