- gray1 [ greı ] adjective ***▸ 1 between black and white▸ 2 when hair goes whiter▸ 3 when face looks pale▸ 4 with a lot of cloud▸ 5 boring▸ 6 without a clear meaning▸ 7 related to old people1. ) between black and white in color. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a grayish color:He wore a dark gray suit.The water was a grayish-green.2. ) if someone goes or turns gray, their hair starts to become white:She seems to have gone gray very quickly.3. ) if someone's face is gray, they look pale because they are sick or shocked:gray with: His face was gray with pain.4. ) used for describing the weather or the light when it is not very bright because there is a lot of cloud:a gray day in FebruaryThe rain stopped and the gray skies began to clear.5. ) boring:the drab gray tedium of his life6. ) not clearly one thing or another or clearly right or wrong, and therefore not easy to deal with:a gray area in environmental regulations7. ) only before noun used for describing issues that relate to or affect old people:the gray vote╾ gray|ness noun uncountgraygray 2 [ greı ] noun *1. ) count or uncount a color that is between black and white2. ) count an animal that is gray in color, especially a horse or catgraygray 3 [ greı ] verb intransitive1. ) to become gray in color:a graying sky2. ) if a person or their hair is graying, their hair is becoming white
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.