Synonyms of gray


1. gray, grayness, grey, greyness, achromatic color, achromatic colour

usage: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

2. grey, gray, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment

usage: clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey"

3. grey, gray, organization, organisation

usage: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey; "the Confederate army was a vast grey"

4. grey, gray, saddle horse, riding horse, mount

usage: horse of a light gray or whitish color

5. gray, Gy, radioactivity unit

usage: 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. Gray, Louis Harold Gray, radiobiologist

usage: English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)

7. Gray, Thomas Gray

usage: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)

8. Gray, Robert Gray

usage: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)

9. Gray, Asa Gray

usage: United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)


1. grey, gray, color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in

usage: make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky"

2. grey, gray, discolor, discolour, colour, color

usage: turn grey; "Her hair began to grey"


1. grey, gray, greyish, grayish, achromatic (vs. chromatic), neutral

usage: 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"

2. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired, old (vs. young)

usage: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"

3. grey, gray, southern (vs. northern)

usage: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure"

4. grey, gray, intermediate (vs. terminal)

usage: intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of gray (Dictionary)