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Meaning of “gray” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of gray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gray" in American English

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grayadjective, noun [C/U]

(esp. Cdn Br grey)  us   /ɡreɪ/
(of) the ​color that is a ​mixture of ​black and ​white, the ​color of ​clouds when it rains: a gray ​coat [U] She was ​dressed in gray. Hair that has ​changedcolor to gray: He’s already ​beginning to ​turn gray. If the ​weather is gray, there are a lot of ​clouds in the ​sky. A gray ​area is an ​unclearsituation, usually because the ​rules that ​relate to it are not ​known: Criminal ​negligence is a gray ​area.
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"gray" in Business English

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grayadjective

uk   us   /ɡreɪ/ US
→  grey
(Definition of gray from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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