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. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  6. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray; " the Confederate army was a vast gray"
  7. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River ( 1755- 1806)
  8. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church- yard ( 1716- 1771)
  9. an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white; " gray flannel suit"; " hair just turning gray"
  10. used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War ( who wore gray uniforms); " a stalwart gray figure"
  11. 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"
  12. showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; " whose beard with age is hoar"- Coleridge; " nodded his hoary head"
  13. intermediate in character or position; " a gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
  14. turn gray; " Her hair began to gray"
  15. make gray; " The painter decided to grey the sky"
  16. 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.
  17. Gray- haired; gray- headed; of a gray color; hoary.
  18. Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames.
  19. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint.
  20. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
  21. White mixed with black; the color of hair whitened by age.
  22. Grayness, greyness.
  23. Of a white color mixed with black: ash- colored: ( fig.) aged.
  24. A gray color: an animal of a grayish color, as a horse, etc.
  26. Of a color mixed of white and black; hoary.
  27. Of mingled white and black.
  28. Having gray hair; hoary; aged.
  29. A gray color; a gray animal.
  30. White with a mixture of black; of the colour of ashes; hoary; old; mature.
  31. A gray colour; an animal of a gray colour, a badger.

Quotes of gray

  1. It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor. – Edward E. Barnard
  2. I consider myself a right -winger and Gray was certainly one. – Chester Brown
  3. I don't know if many people know this about me, but I have multiple sclerosis. So I don't have time for a lot of shades of gray I don't have time for BS. – Neil Cavuto
  4. Worry- a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray – Benjamin Disraeli
  5. My role models in the business were the older guys on my team when I first got there: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor. These were the guys who took me under their wing, and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about. – Julius Erving
  6. Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very gray place. – Claire Forlani
  7. Fair use is always going to be a gray area, and it should be. We need to allow for things we can't see yet. – Robin Gross
  8. The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. – Burl Ives
  9. On the king's gate the moss grew gray The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead. – Helen Hunt Jackson
  10. At NIH, what tends to happen is that the proven researchers tend to get the money. New researchers, younger researchers, or people on the cutting edge don't get the money until they have gray beards. – Mort Kondracke
  11. Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life. – Jean Paul
  12. No rival will steal away my sure love; that glory will be my gray hair. – Sextus Propertius
  13. Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find? – Ridley Scott
  14. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. – Rabindranath Tagore
  15. For me, the summer will be pure gray mother -of -pearl gray very pale gray To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. – Gianni Versace

Usage examples for gray

  1. It was, as I have said, a gray day. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. Birdie Rose's face had gone gray – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  3. Your hair- no, not a gray one! – The Title Market by Emily Post
  4. 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
  5. I don't know that I shall tell you that, Mr. Gray – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  6. His hair was gray and little abundant. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  7. As most of us wear gray ones, that kind of struck me. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  8. She quitted the gray parlor and approached the drawing- room. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  9. You must come ahead, and make the call of the little gray fox. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  10. But see here- my hair is gray – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  11. When Mrs Gray passes them in the street she always goes on the other side. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  12. Gray Stoddard married to Johnnie! – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  13. " You can show the young lady in, Gray Deane ordered. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  14. 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
  15. Vague hope certainly gave life to the mother's dim, gray eyes. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  16. 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
  17. He wore gray a silver star and a big black hat. – Brown John's Body by Winston Marks
  18. " Ah," said Gray Brother, " I have waited here very many days. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  19. Was he dressed in gray – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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