grey meaning

EN[ɡɹeɪ] [-eɪ]
  • Grey or gray (see spelling differences) is an intermediate color between black and white. It is a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color "without color". It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead.
  • The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700. Grey is the dominant spelling in European and Commonwealth English, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century.
  • In Europe and the United States, surveys show that grey is the color most commonly associated with conformity, boredom, uncertainty, old age, indifference, and modesty. Only one percent of respondents chose it as their favorite color.
EN Grey

    Definition of grey in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgreys
    1. (chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
    2. VerbSGgreysPRgreyingPT, PPgreyed
      1. (chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
        1. My hair is beginning to grey.
    3. AdjectiveCOMgreyerSUPgreyest
      1. (chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
        1. The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • the host (in tailcoat, grey cravat, purple vest) is lapidated by his wife while he loudly cries: "Maggie—please save a cup fer coffee in the morning."
        • In this grey and lugubrious "history," form is all, and any work of art incorporates traces of its (own) funicity.
        • In a statement issued late Friday, Precision said it would reapproach Grey Wolf’s board if the merger agreement with Basic was terminated.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • In the evening, after some difficulty, he persuaded his tutor to give him an absit to sleep at Huntingdon that night, and drove over there after dinner in a fly with Egerton, Castleton, and Grey.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en greyhound
          2. en greys
          3. en greyer
          4. en greyly
          5. en greyed
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of grey for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "grey" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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          Definiteness: Level 7
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