Some articles on gray:
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More definitions of "gray":
- (noun): American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806).
Synonyms: Robert Gray
- (noun): Gray clothing.
Example: "He was dressed in gray"
- (noun): Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray.
Example: "The Confederate army was a vast gray"
- (noun): Horse of a light grey or whitish color.
- (adj): Used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who wore gray uniforms).
Example: "A stalwart gray figure"
- (adj): Darkened with overcast.
Example: "A gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"
Synonyms: dull, grey, leaden
- (noun): A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black.
Synonyms: grayness, grey, greyness
- (noun): United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888).
Synonyms: Asa Gray
- (adj): Intermediate in character or position.
Example: "A gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
- (verb): Turn gray.
Example: "Her hair began to gray"
- (adj): Showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair.
Synonyms: grey, gray-haired, grey-haired, gray-headed, grey-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired
- (adj): An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
Example: "Gray flannel suit"; "hair just turning gray"
Synonyms: grey, grayish, greyish
- (verb): Make gray.
Famous quotes containing the word gray:
“Life stood on the top stair a moment
Waved her last gray slander down the stair,
I will not forget her absent eyes
Her other smile like one rose
Falling, falling everywhere....”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“Far from the sun and summer-gale
In thy green lap was Natures Darling laid,
What time, where lucid Avon strayd,
To him the mighty mother did unveil
Her awful face:”
—Thomas Gray (17161771)
“One way to do it might be by making the scenery penetrate the automobile. A polished black sedan was a good subject, especially if parked at the intersection of a tree-bordered street and one of those heavyish spring skies whose bloated gray clouds and amoeba-shaped blotches of blue seem more physical than the reticent elms and effusive pavement. Now break the body of the car into separate curves and panels; then put it together in terms of reflections.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)