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Definition 1: horse of a light gray or whitish color - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a lightweight horse kept for riding only

Definition 2: clothing that is a grey color - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was dressed in grey

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Definition 3: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a color lacking hue; white or grey or black

(... is a kind of gray ) a light shade of grey

(... is a kind of gray ) a very dark grey color

(... is a kind of gray ) grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings

(... is a kind of gray ) the color of freshly broken cast iron

(... is a kind of gray ) a greyish white

(... is a kind of gray ) slightly purplish or bluish dark grey

Definition 4: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey - [noun denoting group]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Confederate army was a vast grey

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of gray ) the southern army during the American Civil War

Definition 5: United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is an instance of ...) a biologist specializing in the study of plants

Definition 6: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is an instance of ...) in earlier times, a person who explored by ship

Definition 7: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is an instance of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

Definition 8: English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

Definition 9: the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) a measure of radioactivity

Definition 10: turn grey - [verb of change]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her hair began to grey

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 11: make grey - [verb of change]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The painter decided to grey the sky

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is a kind of ...) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

Definition 12: of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the little grey cells
  • gray flannel suit
  • a man with greyish hair

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is similar to ...) having no hue

"neutral colors like black or white"

Definition 13: intermediate in character or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is similar to ...) lying between two extremes in time or space or state

"going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands" "intermediate stages in a process" "intermediate stops on the route" "an intermediate range plane"

Definition 14: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whose beard with age is hoar
  • nodded his hoary head

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is similar to ...) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

Definition 15: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stalwart grey figure

Synonyms for gray in the sense of this definition

(gray is similar to ...) in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"southern hospitality" "southern cooking" "southern plantations"

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