gray

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English[edit]

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Various shades of gray.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • grey (used in the UK and the Commonwealth and also in the US)

Etymology 1[edit]

See grey.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gray (comparative grayer, superlative grayest) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
  2. Dreary, gloomy.
    • (Can we date this quote by Daniel C. Gerould and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the era of gray, boring banality and stagnation
  3. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
  4. Relating to older people.
    the gray dollar, i.e. the purchasing power of the elderly
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Terms derived from gray
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Verb[edit]

gray (third-person singular simple present grays, present participle graying, simple past and past participle grayed) (American spelling, spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. To become gray.
    My hair is beginning to gray.
  2. To cause to become gray.
  3. (demography, slang) To turn progressively older, alluding to graying of hair through aging (used in context of the population of a geographic region)
    the graying of America
  4. (transitive, photography) To give a soft effect to (a photograph) by covering the negative while printing with a ground-glass plate.
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Noun[edit]

gray (plural grays) (American spelling, spelled “grey” in the UK and the Commonwealth)

  1. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
    grey colour:  
  2. An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.
  3. (chiefly US, ufology) an extraterrestrial humanoid with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
  4. (US, two-up) A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.[1]
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See also[edit]

Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black
             red; crimson              orange; brown              yellow; cream
             lime              green              mint
             cyan; teal              azure, sky blue              blue
             violet; indigo              magenta; purple              pink

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after English physicist Louis Harold Gray (1905–1965).

Noun[edit]

gray (plural grays)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: Gy
    Coordinate term: rad
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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

gray m

  1. gray (unit of absorbed radiation)

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrei̯/, [ˈɡre̞i̯]

Noun[edit]

gray

  1. gray (SI unit)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of gray (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative gray grayt
genitive grayn grayiden
grayitten
partitive graytä grayitä
illative grayhin
grayhyn
grayihin
singular plural
nominative gray grayt
accusative nom. gray grayt
gen. grayn
genitive grayn grayiden
grayitten
partitive graytä grayitä
inessive grayssä grayissä
elative graystä grayistä
illative grayhin
grayhyn
grayihin
adessive grayllä grayillä
ablative grayltä grayiltä
allative graylle grayille
essive graynä grayinä
translative grayksi grayiksi
instructive grayin
abessive grayttä grayittä
comitative grayineen
Possessive forms of gray (type rosé)
possessor singular plural
1st person grayni graymme
2nd person graysi graynne
3rd person graynsä

French[edit]

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gray m (plural grays)

  1. gray (SI unit)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

gray m (plural grays)

  1. (physics) gray (SI unit of absorbed radiation)

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

gray m (plural grays)

  1. (ufology) gray (one of a race of evil, short extraterrestrial beings)

Swedish[edit]

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gray c

  1. gray (SI unit)