- 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."These gray and dun colors may be also produced by mixing whites and blacks." [Sir I. Newton.]
- Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary.
- Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames.
- gloomy; dismal.
Etymology: OE. gray, grey, AS. grǣg grēg; akin to D. graauw, OHG. grāo, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. grå, Icel. grār