What is grey?

  • (adj): An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
    Synonyms: gray, grayish, greyish
    See also — Additional definitions below


Grey or gray is an achromatic or neutral color.

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Grey Wolves - History - Activities To Date
... On a global scale, the Grey Wolves are suspected to have been responsible for numerous political assassinations and disappearances of Turkish and Kurdish human rights activists ... The Grey Wolves have also raised funds for Chechen guerrilla separatists, whom they consider their brothers ... In 1996 the Grey Wolves were involved in an attack on a protest of Greek Cypriots against the occupation of Cyprus and in the murder of Tasos Isaac.One protester, Tasos Isaac, was beaten to death ...
Southern Grey Shrike
... The Southern Grey Shrike, Lanius meridionalis, is a member of the shrike family ... It is closely related to the Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor, with which it used to be considered conspecific where they co-occur, they do not interbreed ... It is slightly smaller and darker than the Great Grey Shrike, and prefers dry open country ...
Barred Warbler
... Sylvia warbler, 15.5–17 cm in length and weighing 22–36 g, mainly grey above and whitish below ... Adult males are dark grey above with white tips on the wing coverts and tail feathers, and heavily barred below ... Young birds buffy grey-brown above, pale buff below, and have very little barring, with few obvious distinctive features they can easily be confused with Garden Warblers, differing in the slight barring on the ...
Grey Wolves
... Idealist Youth (Turkish Ülkücü Gençlik), commonly known as Grey Wolves (Turkish Bozkurtlar), is an ultra-nationalist neo-fascist youth organization ... The Grey Wolves have been accused of terrorism ...
Grey - Gray in Culture
... Environmentalism Greys has been used pejoratively by environmentalists to describe technophiles as being those who like granite, concrete and other city materials, as ... Ethics In a moral sense grey is either used pejoratively to describe situations that have no clear moral value, or positively to balance an all-black or all-white ... Folklore In folklore, grey is often associated with goblin folk of several kinds ...

More definitions of "grey":

  • (noun): Gray clothing.
    Synonyms: gray
  • (verb): Turn gray.
    Synonyms: gray
  • (noun): Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554).
    Synonyms: Lady Jane Grey
  • (noun): United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939).
    Synonyms: Zane Grey
  • (noun): A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black.
    Synonyms: gray, grayness, greyness
  • (noun): Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845).
    Synonyms: Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey
  • (noun): Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray.
    Synonyms: gray
  • (verb): Make gray.
    Example: "The painter decided to grey the sky"
    Synonyms: gray
  • (adj): Used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who wore gray uniforms).
    Synonyms: gray
  • (adj): Intermediate in character or position.
    Synonyms: gray

Famous quotes containing the word grey:

    Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all—save “a man with a red moustache,” “a young man in grey smoking a pipe.”
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    Thus for each blunt-faced ignorant one
    The great grey rigid uniform combined
    Safety with virtue of the sun.
    Thus concepts linked like chainmail in the mind.
    Thom Gunn (b. 1929)

    Ae spring brought off her master hale,
    But left behind her ain grey tail:
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)