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

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

  • he was dressed in grey

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey 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 grey in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • the Confederate army was a vast grey

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 5: Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey is an instance of ...) a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Definition 6: Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey is an instance of ...) the sovereign ruler of England

(... is a member of grey) an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)

Definition 7: United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 8: turn grey - [verb of change]

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

  • Her hair began to grey

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

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

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 9: make grey - [verb of change]

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

  • The painter decided to grey the sky

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 10: of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

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

"neutral colors like black or white"

Definition 11: intermediate in character or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey 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 12: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey 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 13: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a stalwart grey figure

Synonyms for grey in the sense of this definition

(grey 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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