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gray1 British & World English

US spelling of grey.

gray2 British & World English

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

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, Asa British & World English

(1810–88), American botanist, author of many textbooks which greatly popularized botany. He supported Darwin’s theories at a time when they were anathema to many

Gray, Elisha British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

(1716–71), English poet, best known for ‘Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard’ (1751)

grey British & World English

Of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or lead

gray in grey British & World English

Of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or lead

Gray in gray2 British & World English

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

Gray in Gray code British & World English

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

Gray code British & World English

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

gray market British & World English

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

Gray's Inn New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one of the four Inns of Court

grey jay British & World English

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

grey area British & World English

An ill-defined situation or area of activity not readily conforming to a category or set of rules

grey seal British & World English

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

grey wolf British & World English

Another term for timber wolf.

iron grey British & World English

A dark grey colour

dapple grey British & World English

(Of a horse) grey or white with darker ring-like markings

field grey British & World English

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

grey drake British & World English

The greyish gravid female of certain mayflies

grey-faced British & World English

Pale from tiredness, age, or ill health

Grey Friar British & World English

A Franciscan friar

grey goods British & World English

Computing equipment

grey goose British & World English

A goose of a group distinguished by having mainly grey plumage

grey knight British & World English

A person or company making a possibly hostile counter offer for a company already facing a hostile takeover bid

grey matter British & World English

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

grey mullet British & World English

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

grey parrot British & World English

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

grey water British & World English

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

grey whale British & World English

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

nurse2 British & World English

A greyish Australian shark of shallow inshore waters

Payne's grey British & World English

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

rhebok British & World English

A small South African antelope with a woolly brownish-grey coat, a long slender neck, and short straight horns

steel grey British & World English

A dark purplish-grey colour

all cats are grey in the dark British & World English

The qualities that distinguish people from one another are obscured in some circumstances, and if they can’t be perceived they don’t matter

charcoal grey British & World English

A very dark grey colour

grey something out in grey British & World English

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

grey something out British & World English

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

grey eminence British & World English

Another term for éminence grise.


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