gray vs grey : Common Errors in English

About gray vs grey

Grey is actually a variant of gray.Both mean the same. There are as many shades of grey between black and white as there are gray strands in grandma's lock.

gray Meaning(s)

  • (n) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  • (n) clothing that is a grey color
  • (n) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
  • (n) horse of a light gray or whitish color
  • (n) 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
  • (n) English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
  • (n) English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
  • (n) American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
  • (n) United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
  • (v) make grey
  • (v) turn grey
  • (s) of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • (s) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  • (s) used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
  • (s) intermediate in character or position

grey Meaning(s)

  • (s) of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  • (s) intermediate in character or position
  • (s) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  • (n) United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
  • (n) Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)
  • (n) Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)
  • (n) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
  • (n) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  • (n) clothing that is a grey color
  • (n) horse of a light gray or whitish color
  • (v) make grey
  • (v) turn grey
  • (s) used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)

gray in News

  1. Gray to pay $3K conflict of interest penalty

    Joni Gray, a longtime former 4th District Santa Barbara County Supervisor, has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for violating state conflict of interest regulations when she voted to award public funds to an agency in which she had a financial interest.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Lompoc Record

  2. Gray signs on the dotted line

    DENVERx2013 The Colorado Rockies signed pitcher Jonathan Gray on Wednesday, then put up their top draft pick in a luxury suite to watch a game at Coors Field.Gray, selected third overall last week out of Oklahoma, arrived in Denver on Tuesday, and the sides completed the contract a day later. He attended a news conference at the...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Durango Herald

  3. Jonathan Gray: Rockies' No. 3 Overall Pick Gets $4.8 Million Signing Bonus

    Jonathan Gray has officially joined the Colorado Rockies after agreeing to a $4.8 million signing bonus on Wednesday. Jim Callis, executive editor of Baseball America, tweeted: #Rockies sign 1st-rder Jonathan Gray for $4.8 mil. Oklahoma RHP has fastball than can hit 100 mph, wipeout slider. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 13, 2013 It should be noted that the $4.8 million Gray signed ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

grey in News

  1. McDreamy putting down roots in Bellevue?

    BELLEVUE — “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey is home shopping in Bellevue. Dempsey has already picked out an Eastside home, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal . The move would put the actor closer to Tully’s headquarters, as Dempsey …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

  2. New Video: Skylar Grey, 'Wear Me Out'

    Skylar Grey takes a sexy camping trip in her "Wear Me Out" video. We've never been good at camping -- correction: I'VE never been good at camping. I shudder at the idea of no cell phone service, my thumbs itch to text someone (phantom text syndrome), and my brain will almost literally shatter if I [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MTV

  3. Engelhardt invited to Blue-Grey National combine

    Marshfield senior Riley Engelhardt was recently selected as a defensive lineman to attend the Blue-Grey National Super Combine at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio later this month
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Marshfield Mail

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