What is gray?

  • (adj): Intermediate in character or position.
    Example: "A gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal"
    Synonyms: grey
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Gray, Tennessee - Demographics
... There were 553 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "gray":

  • (noun): Gray clothing.
    Example: "He was dressed in gray"
    Synonyms: grey
  • (noun): A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black.
    Synonyms: grayness, grey, greyness
  • (adj): Used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who wore gray uniforms).
    Example: "A stalwart gray figure"
    Synonyms: grey
  • (verb): Turn gray.
    Example: "Her hair began to gray"
    Synonyms: grey
  • (noun): American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806).
    Synonyms: Robert Gray
  • (noun): Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray.
    Example: "The Confederate army was a vast gray"
    Synonyms: grey
  • (adj): Darkened with overcast.
    Example: "A gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"
    Synonyms: dull, grey, leaden
  • (verb): Make gray.
    Synonyms: grey
  • (noun): Horse of a light grey or whitish color.
  • (noun): United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888).
    Synonyms: Asa Gray
  • (noun): English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church-yard (1716-1771).
    Synonyms: Thomas Gray
  • (adj): An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
    Example: "Gray flannel suit"; "hair just turning gray"
    Synonyms: grey, grayish, greyish

Famous quotes containing the word gray:

    Let not ambition mock their useful toil,
    Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
    Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile,
    The short and simple annals of the poor.
    —Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
    George Steiner (b. 1929)

    And mimic desolation covers all.
    —Thomas Gray (1716–1771)