grey

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English[edit]

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See "gray".

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grey (comparative greyer, superlative greyest)

  1. (chiefly UK, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[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. […].
    • 2013 August 3, “Revenge of the nerds”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847: 
      Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
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A mnemonic for remembering which spelling is used where: grey is the English spelling, while gray is the American spelling. However, grey is also frequently found in American English.

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grey (third-person singular simple present greys, present participle greying, simple past and past participle greyed)

  1. (chiefly UK, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
    My hair is beginning to grey.

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grey (plural greys)

  1. (chiefly UK, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grey, from Proto-Germanic *grawją.

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grey n (genitive singular greys, nominative plural grey)

  1. (archaic) bitch (female dog)
  2. wretch, pitiful person
    Greyið mitt!
    You poor little thing!
    Greyið Jón
    Poor John
  3. indefinite accusative singular of grey
  4. indefinite nominative plural of grey
  5. indefinite accusative plural of grey

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin grege, singular ablative of grex.

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grey f (plural greyes)

  1. (obsolete, poetry) flock, herd
  2. (religion) flock (people served by a pastor, priest, etc., also all believers in a church or religion)

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