greying Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “greying” in the English Dictionary

"greying" in Business English

See all translations

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.

greyingadjective

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…
What is the pronunciation of greying?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“greying” in British English

“greying” in Business English

More meanings of “greying”

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More