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meanings of gray


  1. A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.
  2. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
  3. An extraterrestrial humanoid with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
  4. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: Gy.
  5. An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.


  1. Dreary, gloomy.
  2. Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
  3. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
  4. Relating to older people.


  1. To cause to become gray.
  2. To give a soft effect to (a photograph) by covering the negative while printing with a ground-glass plate.
  3. To turn progressively older, alluding to graying of hair through aging (used in context of the population of a geographic region).
  4. To become gray.


  1. A surname; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.
  2. A city, the county seat of Jones County, Georgia, United States.
  3. A male given name.

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