Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gray

9 senses of gray

Sense 1
gray, grayness, grey, greyness -- (a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black)
       => achromatic color, achromatic colour -- (a color lacking hue; white or grey or black)

Sense 2
grey, gray -- (clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Sense 3
grey, gray -- (any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey; "the Confederate army was a vast grey")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 4
grey, gray -- (horse of a light gray or whitish color)
       => saddle horse, riding horse, mount -- (a lightweight horse kept for riding only)

Sense 5
gray, Gy -- (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)
       => radioactivity unit -- (a measure of radioactivity)

Sense 6
Gray, Louis Harold Gray -- (English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965))
       => radiobiologist -- (a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms)

Sense 7
Gray, Thomas Gray -- (English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771))
       INSTANCE OF=> poet -- (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))

Sense 8
Gray, Robert Gray -- (American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806))
       INSTANCE OF=> navigator -- (in earlier times, a person who explored by ship)

Sense 9
Gray, Asa Gray -- (United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888))
       INSTANCE OF=> botanist, phytologist, plant scientist -- (a biologist specializing in the study of plants)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gray

2 senses of gray

Sense 1
grey, gray -- (make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky")
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

Sense 2
grey, gray -- (turn grey; "Her hair began to grey")
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj gray

4 senses of gray

Sense 1
grey, gray, greyish, grayish -- (of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black; "the little grey cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair")

INDIRECT (VIA achromatic) -> chromatic -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 2
grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired -- (showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head")

INDIRECT (VIA old) -> young, immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Sense 3
grey, gray -- (used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure")

INDIRECT (VIA southern) -> northern -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

Sense 4
grey, gray -- (intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal")

INDIRECT (VIA intermediate) -> terminal -- (being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable")

Similarity of adj gray

4 senses of gray

Sense 1
grey, gray, greyish, grayish -- (of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black; "the little grey cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair")
       => achromatic (vs. chromatic), neutral -- (having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white")

Sense 2
grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired -- (showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head")
       => old (vs. young) -- ((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?")

Sense 3
grey, gray -- (used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure")
       => southern (vs. northern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations")

Sense 4
grey, gray -- (intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal")
       => intermediate (vs. terminal) -- (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")

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