Definition of "grey" []

  • Variant of gray1. (adjective)
  • Of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light (adjective)

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  • Greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish (adjective)
  • Dismal or dark, esp from lack of light; gloomy (adjective)
  • Neutral or dull, esp in character or opinion (adjective)
  • Having grey hair (adjective)
  • Of or relating to people of middle age or above (adjective)
  • Ancient; venerable (adjective)
  • (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated (adjective)
  • Any of a group of grey tones (noun)
  • Grey cloth or clothing (noun)
  • An animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish (noun)
  • To become or make grey (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "grey" in a sentence
  • "As a Gibson employee wrote in an internal email about how the company could get Madagascar wood onto what it called the "grey market": "All legal timber and wood exports are prohibited because of widespread corruption and theft of valuable woods like rosewood and ebony.""
  • "In addition, there are approximately 12 patriots, such as Mthetheleli Mncube and Robert McBride, whom the regime has unilaterally lumped together into what it calls the grey-area category."
  • "He's raising the V-sign to what he calls grey-haired, corrupt, politicians advocating a revolution in Italian politics."