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Definitions of gray

  1. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution ( 1810- 1888)
  2. darkened with overcast; " a dark day"; " a dull sky"; " a gray rainy afternoon"; " gray clouds"; " the sky was leaden and thick"
  3. horse of a light grey or whitish color
  4. gray clothing; " he was dressed in gray"
  5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray; " the Confederate army was a vast gray"
  6. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River ( 1755- 1806)
  7. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church- yard ( 1716- 1771)
  8. used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War ( who wore gray uniforms); " a stalwart gray figure"
  9. clothed in gray or a gray costume; " Gray Ladies are volunteer workers in the American Red Cross"; " the Gray Friars are Franciscan friars who traditionally wear gray habits"
  10. showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; " whose beard with age is hoar"- Coleridge; " nodded his hoary head"
  11. intermediate in character or position; " a gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
  12. turn gray; " Her hair began to gray"
  13. 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.
  14. Gray- haired; gray- headed; of a gray color; hoary.
  15. Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames.
  16. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint.
  17. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
  18. White mixed with black; the color of hair whitened by age.
  19. Of a white color mixed with black: ash- colored: ( fig.) aged.
  20. A gray color: an animal of a grayish color, as a horse, etc.
  21. GRAYNESS.
  22. Of a color mixed of white and black; hoary.
  23. Of mingled white and black.
  24. Having gray hair; hoary; aged.
  25. A gray color; a gray animal.
  26. White with a mixture of black; of the colour of ashes; hoary; old; mature.
  27. A gray colour; an animal of a gray colour, a badger.

Usage examples for gray

  1. " Ah," said Gray Brother, " I have waited here very many days. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  2. You must come ahead, and make the call of the little gray fox. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  3. The day was dull and heavy, and the land was little more than a gray bank, but it meant much to me. – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher
  4. She quitted the gray parlor and approached the drawing- room. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. Vague hope certainly gave life to the mother's dim, gray eyes. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  6. I don't know that I shall tell you that, Mr. Gray. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. Birdie Rose's face had gone gray. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  8. Gray Stoddard married to Johnnie! – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  9. I starting out with a gray traveling- dress, for a reason, and Mr. Cazauran instantly and without reason condemned it. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  10. As most of us wear gray ones, that kind of struck me. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  11. His hair was gray, and little abundant. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  12. Was he dressed in gray? – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  13. But see here- my hair is gray. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  14. Your hair- no, not a gray one! – The Title Market by Emily Post
  15. It was a dirty, gray dawn, and we waited until it had done its best. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. He wore gray, a silver star and a big black hat. – Brown John's Body by Winston Marks
  17. It was, as I have said, a gray day. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  18. " You can show the young lady in, Gray," Deane ordered. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
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