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gray1 US English

Of a color intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an overcast sky

gray2 US English

The SI unit of the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation, corresponding to one joule per kilogram

gray US Thesaurus

a gray suit

Gray New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Asa (1810–88), American botanist

gray1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

SI unit of the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation

Gray in gray1 US English

The Confederate army in the Civil War, or a member of that army

Gray, Asa US English

(1810–88), US botanist. Finding no conflict between evolution and his view of divine design in nature, he supported Darwin’s theories at a time when they were unpopular

Gray, Elisha US English

(1835–1901), US inventor. A rival of Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent, he founded a small business that eventually became the Western Electric Company

Gray, Horace US English

(1828–1902), US Supreme Court associate justice 1881–1902. Appointed to the Court by President Arthur, he had served as Massachusetts' chief justice 1873–81

Gray, Thomas US English

(1716–71), English poet; known for “Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard” (1751)

Gray in gray2 US English

The SI unit of the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation, corresponding to one joule per kilogram

Gray in Gray code US English

A numerical code used in computing in which consecutive integers are represented by binary numbers differing in only one digit

dove gray US English

A light gray

gray area US English

An ill-defined situation or field not readily conforming to a category or to an existing set of rules

Gray code US English

A numerical code used in computing in which consecutive integers are represented by binary numbers differing in only one digit

gray jay US English

A fluffy, long-tailed jay with dark gray upper parts and a whitish face, found in Canada and the northwestern US

gray seal US English

A large seal with a spotted, grayish coat and a convex profile, found commonly in the North Atlantic

gray wolf US English

Another term for timber wolf.

iron gray US English

A dark gray color

dapple gray US English

(Of a horse) gray or white with darker ringlike markings

Gray Friar US English

A Franciscan friar

gray goods US English

Newly manufactured fabrics that have not been subjected to whitening processes

gray goose US English

A goose of a group distinguished by having mainly gray plumage

gray market US English

An unofficial market or trade in something, especially unissued shares or controlled or scarce goods

gray matter US English

The darker tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting mainly of nerve cell bodies and branching dendrites

gray mullet US English

A thick-bodied, blunt-headed fish that typically lives in inshore or estuarine waters and is a valued food fish

gray parrot US English

A parrot of western equatorial Africa, with gray plumage and a red tail, widely kept as a pet for its mimicking abilities

gray water US English

The relatively clean waste water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances

gray whale US English

A mottled gray baleen whale that typically has heavy encrustations of barnacles on the skin, commonly seen in coastal waters of the northeastern Pacific

Payne's gray US English

A composite pigment composed of blue, red, black, and white permanent pigments, used especially for watercolors

steel gray US English

A dark purplish-gray color

charcoal gray US English

A very dark gray color

gray eminence US English

Another term for éminence grise.

gray kangaroo US English

A large forest-dwelling kangaroo native to Australia

gray squirrel US English

An American tree squirrel with mainly gray fur

Gray's Inn New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one of the four Inns of Court

battleship gray US English

A bluish gray color, typically used for warships to reduce their visibility

gray something out US English

Display a menu option in a light font to indicate that it is not available

slate US English

A bluish-gray color

charcoal US English

A dark gray color

gray something out in gray1 US English

Display a menu option in a light font to indicate that it is not available

field grey US English

A dark shade of grey, the regulation colour of the uniform of a German infantryman

graybeard US English

An old man

grayscale US English

A range of gray shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome display or printout

grey drake US English

The greyish gravid female of certain mayflies

grey-faced US English

Pale from tiredness, age, or ill health


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