greying Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “greying” in the English Dictionary

"greying" in British English

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(US usually graying) uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.ɪŋ/

greying adjective (hair)

used to ​describe a ​person whose ​hair is ​becominggrey or ​white, or the ​hair itself: He is ​short, with a greying ​beard.

greying adjective (older)

containing an ​increasingnumber of ​olderpeople: Japan's greying ​population will ​drive up ​medical and ​pensionpayments.
(Definition of greying from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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greyingnoun [U]

( US graying) uk   us   /ˈɡreɪɪŋ/
a ​situation in which the ​number of older ​peopleliving in an ​area is ​increasing because ​people are ​livinglonger: The greying of the British population is one of the ​majorchallenges to the ​economy of the coming decades.
the ​process of becoming old and ​livinglonger: Increased ​longevity and the greying of the post-war baby-boomers ​mean that many more will have to ​save a lot more ​money for a comfortable ​retirement.


uk   us   /ˈɡreɪɪŋ/
a greying ​society or country is one in which the ​number of older ​people is ​increasing because ​people are ​livinglonger: Japan's greying ​population
(Definition of greying from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “greying”
in Chinese (Simplified) (头发)正在变灰白的…
in Turkish kırlaşmış, ağarmış…
in Russian седеющий…
in Chinese (Traditional) (頭髮)正在變灰白的…
in Polish siwiejący…
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