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greyadjective

(US usually gray) uk   /ɡreɪ/  us   /ɡreɪ/
  • grey adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of the colour that is a mixture of black and white, the colour of rain clouds: a grey sky
C2 having hair that has become grey or white, usually because of age: He started to go/turn grey in his mid-forties.
B2 used to describe the weather when there are a lot of clouds and little light: Night turned into morning, grey and cold.
greyness
noun [U] (US usually grayness) uk   /ˈɡreɪ.nəs/  us   /ˈɡreɪ.nəs/

greynoun [C or U]

(US usually gray) uk   /ɡreɪ/  us   /ɡreɪ/
A2 the colour that is a mixture of black and white, the colour of rain clouds: She was dressed in grey.

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greyverb [I]

(US usually gray) uk   /ɡreɪ/  us   /ɡreɪ/
(Definition of grey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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greyadjective

 us   /ɡreɪ/ esp. Cdn Br
gray
(Definition of grey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grey" in Business English

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greyadjective [before noun]

UK ( US gray) uk   us   /ɡreɪ/
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS used to describe an unofficial but not illegal system in which products are bought in a foreign country and sold more cheaply than in the manufacturer's usual distribution system: Grey trade goods
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MARKETING used to describe people over about 50, considered as a group: The grey generation are turning their backs on employment and starting their own businesses.
(Definition of grey from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“grey” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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