gray gray  /ˈɡreɪ/


  1. (n) a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
  2. (n) clothing that is a grey color
  3. (n) any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
  4. (n) horse of a light gray or whitish color
  5. (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
  6. (n) English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
  7. (n) English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
  8. (n) American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
  9. (n) United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
  10. (v) make grey
  11. (v) turn grey
  12. (adj) of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
  13. (adj) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  14. (adj) used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
  15. (adj) intermediate in character or position


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  1. Zane Gray Sr., 70

    Zane Gray Sr., 70, of Dividing Creek passed away on June 3, 2013.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

  2. Patricia Gray

    Patricia E. Gray, 55, passed away June 11, 2013. Funeral services were held Sat., June 15, 2013 at Rosewood Funeral Home Humble.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Humble Observer

  3. Gray, Trebisky win twice at Grand Slam

    COLLEGE STATION — Taylor Gray and Peyton Trebisky of Wichita Falls each won twice Saturday in the opening day of singles competition at the Texas Summer Grand Slam, while Connor Curry also advanced.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News


  1. Taylor said the end of the assault case was like "a gray cloud" being lifted.
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Sean Taylor Source: CNN

  2. In the military courts, "Private Gray was convicted of committing brutal crimes, including two murders, an attempted murder and three rapes. The victims included a civilian and two members of the Army," Perino said. "The president's thoughts...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: USA Today

  3. "The news about criminal activity within KU athletics is disturbing and absolutely unacceptable," Parkinson told the AP. "I am glad to see chancellor [Bernadette] Gray-Little and the Board of Regents taking this egregious matter seriously. I...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Mark Parkinson Source: SB Nation Kansas City (blog)

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