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 for gray
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), a. [Compar. Grayer; superl. Grayest.]
     [OE. gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw,
     OHG. gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.]
     [Written also grey.]
     1. any color of neutral hue between white and black; white
        mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of
        ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed
        color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              These gray and dun colors may be also produced by
              mixing whites and blacks.             --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. -- Ames.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. gloomy; dismal.
        [PJC]
  
     Gray antimony (Min.), stibnite.
  
     Gray buck (Zool.), the chickara.
  
     Gray cobalt (Min.), smaltite.
  
     Gray copper (Min.), tetrahedrite.
  
     Gray duck (Zool.), the gadwall; also applied to the female
        mallard.
  
     Gray falcon (Zool.) the peregrine falcon.
  
     Gray Friar. See Franciscan, and Friar.
  
     Gray hen (Zool.), the female of the blackcock or black
        grouse. See Heath grouse.
  
     Gray mill or Gray millet (Bot.), a name of several plants
        of the genus Lithospermum; gromwell.
  
     Gray mullet (Zool.) any one of the numerous species of the
        genus Mugil, or family Mugilid[ae], found both in the
        Old World and America; as the European species
        ({Mugilid[ae] capito, and Mugilid[ae] auratus), the
        American striped mullet ({Mugilid[ae] albula), and the
        white or silver mullet ({Mugilid[ae] Braziliensis). See
        Mullet.
  
     Gray owl (Zool.), the European tawny or brown owl ({Syrnium
        aluco). The great gray owl ({Ulula cinerea}) inhabits
        arctic America.
  
     Gray parrot (Zool.), an African parrot ({Psittacus
        erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its
        aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako.
  
     Gray pike. (Zool.) See Sauger.
  
     Gray snapper (Zool.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer. See
        Snapper.
  
     Gray snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher in winter plumage.
  
     Gray whale (Zool.), a rather large and swift whale of the
        northern Pacific ({Eschrichtius robustus, formerly
        Rhachianectes glaucus), having short jaws and no dorsal
        fin. It grows to a length of 50 feet (someimes 60 feet).
        It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of
        California, and is now rare; -- called also grayback,
        devilfish, and hardhead. It lives up to 50 or 60 years
        and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), n.
     1. A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a
        neutral or whitish tint.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or
        a kind of salmon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day.
              That coats thy life, my gallant gray. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (U. S. History) the Confederate army or a soldier in the
        confederate army; as, a battle between the blue and the
        gray.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), n. [named after Louis Harold Gray, English
     radiobiologist.]
     the SI unit of absorbed dosage of ionizing radiation, equal
     to an absorbed energy of 1 joule per kilogram of irradiated
     material; -- abbreviated Gy. This unit is 100 times the
     commonly used unit, the rad.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gray
      adj 1: of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate
             between the extremes of white and black; "the little grey
             cells"; "gray flannel suit"; "a man with greyish hair"
             [syn: grey, gray, greyish, grayish]
      2: showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or
         white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded
         his hoary head" [syn: grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-
         haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar,
         hoary, white-haired]
      3: used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil
         War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure" [syn:
         grey, gray]
      4: intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between
         clearly legal and strictly illegal" [syn: grey, gray]
      n 1: a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
           [syn: gray, grayness, grey, greyness]
      2: clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey" [syn:
         grey, gray]
      3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey;
         "the Confederate army was a vast grey" [syn: grey, gray]
      4: horse of a light gray or whitish color [syn: grey, gray]
      5: the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal
         to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one
         kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad [syn: gray,
         Gy]
      6: English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit
         of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named
         (1905-1965) [syn: Gray, Louis Harold Gray]
      7: English poet best known for his elegy written in a country
         churchyard (1716-1771) [syn: Gray, Thomas Gray]
      8: American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and
         who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) [syn: Gray,
         Robert Gray]
      9: United States botanist who specialized in North American
         flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of
         evolution (1810-1888) [syn: Gray, Asa Gray]
      v 1: make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky" [syn:
           grey, gray]
      2: turn grey; "Her hair began to grey" [syn: grey, gray]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "gray":
     Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, advanced,
     advanced in life, advanced in years, aged, along in years, ancient,
     anemic, ashen, ashy, bay, bayard, black, bleak, bled white,
     bloodless, boring, buckskin, cadaverous, calico pony, canescence,
     canescent, chestnut, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous, colorless,
     dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dead,
     deadly pale, deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dismal,
     dove-colored, dove-gray, drab, drabness, drear, drearisome, dreary,
     dull, dullness, dun, dusty, elderly, etiolated, exsanguinated,
     exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, funebrial,
     funereal, ghastly, glaucescence, glaucescent, glaucous,
     glaucousness, gloomy, grave, gray with age, gray-black, gray-brown,
     gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-haired, gray-headed,
     gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grayishness,
     grayness, grim, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, grown old,
     haggard, hoar, hoary, hueless, humdrum, hypochromic, iron-gray,
     lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, leadenness, livid, lividity,
     lividness, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, monotonous,
     mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousiness, mousy, muddy, neutral,
     neutral tint, old, old as Methuselah, paint, painted pony, pale,
     pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, patriarchal, pearl,
     pearl-gray, pearly, piebald, pinto, repetitive, roan, sad, sallow,
     same, samely, saturnine, senectuous, sickly, silver, silver-gray,
     silvered, silveriness, silvery, skewbald, slate-colored, slatiness,
     slaty, smoke-gray, smokiness, smoky, sober, soberness, solemn,
     somber, somberness, sombrous, sorrel, steel-gray, steely,
     stone-colored, tallow-faced, taupe, tedious, toneless, triste,
     uncolored, unrelieved, venerable, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak,
     weariful, wearisome, weary, whey-faced, white, white with age,
     white-bearded, white-crowned, white-haired, wrinkled, wrinkly,
     years old
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Gray
  
     A parser generator written in Forth by Martin Anton Ertl
     .  Gray takes grammars in an
     extended BNF and produces executable Forth code for
     recursive descent parsers.  There is no special support for
     error handling.  Version 3 runs under Tile Forth Release 2
     by Mikael Patel.
  
     (1992-05-22)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Gray -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    5904
     Housing Units (2000): 2181
     Land area (2000):     868.900957 sq. miles (2250.443051 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.439887 sq. miles (1.139302 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    869.340844 sq. miles (2251.582353 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.722709 N, 100.415469 W
     Headwords:
      Gray
      Gray, KS
      Gray County
      Gray County, KS
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Gray -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    22744
     Housing Units (2000): 10567
     Land area (2000):     928.277123 sq. miles (2404.226608 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.971856 sq. miles (2.517095 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    929.248979 sq. miles (2406.743703 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             35.437533 N, 100.856145 W
     Headwords:
      Gray
      Gray, TX
      Gray County
      Gray County, TX
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gray, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia
     Population (2000):    1811
     Housing Units (2000): 713
     Land area (2000):     2.418527 sq. miles (6.263956 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.009479 sq. miles (0.024550 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.428006 sq. miles (6.288506 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            34512
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             33.008620 N, 83.534067 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     31032
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gray, GA
      Gray
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gray, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    82
     Housing Units (2000): 43
     Land area (2000):     1.000854 sq. miles (2.592199 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.000854 sq. miles (2.592199 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32565
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.840074 N, 94.982547 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50110
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gray, IA
      Gray
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gray, TN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    1273
     Housing Units (2000): 586
     Land area (2000):     1.677927 sq. miles (4.345811 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.005774 sq. miles (0.014954 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.683701 sq. miles (4.360765 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30700
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.417403 N, 82.475637 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     37615
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gray, TN
      Gray
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gray, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    4958
     Housing Units (2000): 1799
     Land area (2000):     11.640495 sq. miles (30.148743 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.640495 sq. miles (30.148743 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            31180
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             29.680993 N, 90.781414 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     70359
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gray, LA
      Gray
  

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