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

7 senses of grey

Sense 1
Grey, Zane Grey -- (United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939))
       INSTANCE OF=> writer, author -- (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))

Sense 2
Grey, Lady Jane Grey -- (Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554))
       INSTANCE OF=> Queen of England -- (the sovereign ruler of England)

Sense 3
Grey, Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey -- (Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845))
       INSTANCE OF=> statesman, solon, national leader -- (a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs)

Sense 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
grey, gray -- (horse of a light gray or whitish color)
       => saddle horse, riding horse, mount -- (a lightweight horse kept for riding only)

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

2 senses of grey

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 grey

4 senses of grey

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 grey

4 senses of grey

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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