Definitions of grey

  1. Englishman who as Prime minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire ( 1764- 1845)
  2. darkened with overcast; " a dark day"; " a dull sky"; " a gray rainy afternoon"; " gray clouds"; " the sky was leaden and thick"
  3. gray clothing; " he was dressed in gray"
  4. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray; " the Confederate army was a vast gray"
  6. an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white; " gray flannel suit"; " hair just turning gray"
  7. used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War ( who wore gray uniforms); " a stalwart gray figure"
  8. showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; " whose beard with age is hoar"- Coleridge; " nodded his hoary head"
  9. Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason ( 1537- 1554)
  10. United States writer of western adventure novels ( 1875- 1939)
  11. intermediate in character or position; " a gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
  12. turn gray; " Her hair began to gray"
  13. make gray; " The painter decided to grey the sky"
  14. See Gray ( the correct orthography).
  15. Grayness, greyness.
  16. White with a mixture of black; the color of hair whitened by age; hoary; mature.
  17. The color of white mixed with black; a grey horse.
  18. Same as GRAY.
  19. See Gray.
  20. Of mingled white and black.
  21. Having gray hair; hoary; aged.
  22. A gray color; a gray animal.
  23. Etc. Same as GRAY, etc.
  24. Another spelling of gray, which see.

Usage examples for grey

  1. There were Delcasse of France and Sir Edward Grey of England. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  2. His hair has been iron- grey, at least since anybody in Merleville can remember, and it is iron- grey still. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. He was then nearly seventy years of age, perfectly grey but still proudly erect. – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley
  4. You can go to bed, you know, Grey. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  5. In the soft grey of the morning everything seemed so simple and so utterly commonplace. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  6. " Yes," said Audrey, her grey eyes shining bright with happiness. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  7. " The grey knows so much. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  8. Grey shook her head. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. On meeting for the election of a member for the city Earl Grey was chosen. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  10. It was Colonel Grey, was it? – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  11. She went back to the front of the cave, looking down, staring out into the grey sky, across the ridge.... – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  12. The trench was full of still grey figures, with here and there a khaki one beside them. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  13. We shall be together all our lives, till we are old and grey. – The Right of Way, Volume 5. by Gilbert Parker
  14. Grey and nearly annihilated. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  15. Lord Grey hastened to the palace. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  16. Well, he said, I saw your grey tethered when I came along the trail. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  17. What is De Grey thinking of? – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  18. He, as he looked at the glass, told himself that a grey- haired old fool, such as he was, had no right to burden the life of a young girl, simply because he found her in bread and meat. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  19. But she won't be here long anyway; and if ever there was a good woman, 'tis Judith Grey. – The Carbonels by Charlotte M. Yonge
  20. She gave me herself, O Earth, O Sky; Grey sea, she is mine alone! – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling