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Meaning of gray

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: 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"
             [syn: {grey}, {gray}, {greyish}, {grayish}]
      2: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or
         white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded
         his hoary head" [syn: {grey}, {gray}, {grey-haired}, {gray-
         haired}, {grey-headed}, {gray-headed}, {grizzly}, {hoar},
         {hoary}, {white-haired}]
      3: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil
         War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure" [syn:
         {grey}, {gray}]
      4: intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between
         clearly legal and strictly illegal" [syn: {grey}, {gray}]
      n 1: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
           [syn: {gray}, {grayness}, {grey}, {greyness}]
      2: clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey" [syn:
         {grey}, {gray}]
      3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey;
         "the Confederate army was a vast grey" [syn: {grey}, {gray}]
      4: horse of a light gray or whitish color [syn: {grey}, {gray}]
      5: 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 [syn: {gray},
      6: English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit
         of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named
         (1905-1965) [syn: {Gray}, {Louis Harold Gray}]
      7: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country
         churchyard (1716-1771) [syn: {Gray}, {Thomas Gray}]
      8: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and
         who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) [syn: {Gray},
         {Robert Gray}]
      9: United States botanist who specialized in North American
         flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of
         evolution (1810-1888) [syn: {Gray}, {Asa Gray}]
      v 1: make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky" [syn:
           {grey}, {gray}]
      2: turn grey; "Her hair began to grey" [syn: {grey}, {gray}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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