grey

(redirected from greyness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

grey

(now esp US), gray
1. of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2. greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3. (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
4. any of a group of grey tones
5. grey cloth or clothing
6. an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish

Grey

1. Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764--1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830--34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
2. Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862--1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905--16)
3. Sir George. 1812--98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877--79)
4. Lady Jane. 1537--54, queen of England (July 9--19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
5. Zane. 1875--1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
References in periodicals archive ?
We could see something that was really unusual, a sort of greyness flickering about.
Mawson and his men are small in an infinity of gloomy greyness, the land is as furrowed as a ploughed field in drifts of snow turned to ice, crevasses open up into great inky blue abysses; Gouldthorpe has masterfully depicted Mawson's experience in painted full-page and spread scenes as well as scratchboard vignettes that illustrate the small details from the golden age of Antarctic exploration.
ld of sy a "In contrast, age is often seen by people as time of greyness with a toned-down, selfeffacing presentation.
On the other hand, decision-making problems have the greyness in the process of dealing with the incomplete information.
Overcast greyness is much kinder, it's like having your own personal lighting expert following you around.
With the high jinks of the festive season and the New Year pulling on everyone's purse strings - Domino's continues to take some of the greyness out of the January gloom.
The work is musically themed too, like in Riders on the Storm(yes, The Doors), a brigade of horses, marching into battle with their hooves raised, comes together with neon pink and lime green oriental clouds hovering high as gemstones shine on from a patterned greyness.
The exhibition clearly enlightens the greyness of the streets that can be seen outside the hall.
She's my home town, This rundown lady with the tattered face, Now reduced to greyness, grime and disgrace.
Along with tinsel tonsils Kent Walton, comedy wrestler Les Kellet and a mad granny in the front row with an umbrella, Eddie brought to Saturdays a greyness of muddy pitches and toothless men with short milk-white legs.