Definition of 'grey'
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There is no grey area when we train. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The law needs to be changed as there are grey areas. The Sun (2016)All the extras have grey hair and a thick crust of spores and fungal matter on their face. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everything is a little bit grey. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I rode a beautiful grey horse around the set. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Puddings are a small pleasure in a sea of grey days, one of those things that make it bearable. The Sun (2016)The result is a thought provoking, super interesting read, guaranteed to get the grey matter working. The Sun (2016)Winter blues At this time of year I yearn for something to light up the grey. Times, Sunday Times (2016)PS The festivities may be drawing to a close but there is still time to banish hangovers and get those grey cells working in my seasonal quiz. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is also a link between the condition and men with grey hair and dark eyebrows. The Sun (2015)One day they sold him an old grey horse starved of life. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)This will avoid turning them a lighter grey. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We will paint a nice dull grey to keep our neighbors happy! Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watched a compact man in a grey suit get out and walk north. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We all got into the grey car. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)One of them was a grey colour in the face. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This left a grey area in which common sense might be applied. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sky turned grey and the conversation turned into a job interview. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the only one without grey hair. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Dark grey is the most frequent choice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their clothes had become grey with washing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These cheerful mini shoppers caught our eye on a miserable grey day on the high street. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Trying to guess the villain makes our grey matter forge new neural connections. The Sun (2010)The hair then looks grey because of the way that it absorbs light. The Sun (2012)The furniture and lighting are in greys and chrome. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The weather changed quite dramatically last week when a sunny day turned dull and grey. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now he laps the dark grey cars. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a very dull and grey colour behind the gold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We love thee for adding a little grey eye shadow to make things look more swish and modern. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a grey and rainy day in Sheffield. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Well, the combination of grey suit and peroxide hair has decided it for me. The Sun (2009)Then that golden coach, pulled by eight grey horses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'grey'
British English: grey /ɡreɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is grey is the colour of ashes or of clouds on a rainy day.
...a grey suit.
- American English: gray
- Arabic: رَمَاديّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cinzento
- Chinese: 灰色的
- Croatian: siv
- Czech: šedý
- Danish: grå
- Dutch: grijs
- European Spanish: gris
- Finnish: harmaa
- French: gris
- German: grau
- Greek: γκρίζος
- Italian: grigio
- Japanese: 灰色の
- Korean: 회색의
- Norwegian: grå
- Polish: szary
- European Portuguese: cinzento
- Romanian: gri
- Russian: серый
- Spanish: gris
- Swedish: grå
- Thai: สีเทา
- Turkish: gri
- Ukrainian: сірий
- Vietnamese: xám
Definition of grey from the Collins English Dictionary
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