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Etymology

Old English græġ

Adjective

grey (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
grey

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having a grey colour, as the ash of an ember.
  2. dreary, gloomy
  3. Having an indistinct or disputed quality

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Verb

Infinitive
to grey

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to grey (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To become grey or cause to become grey.
    My hair is beginning to grey.

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Usage notes

There happens to be a handy mnemonic for remembering which spelling is used where: grey is the English spelling, while gray is the American spelling. However, grey is also frequently found in American English.

Derived terms

Noun

Singular
grey

Plural
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grey ({{{1}}})
  1. (color) An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
    grey colour:   
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the image of an extraterrestrial creature with gray skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.

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Icelandic

Noun

grey n. (grey-s, grey-)

  1. a wretch, a pitiful person
    Greyið mitt!
    You poor little thing!
    Grey Jón..
    Poor John..

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