one of a breed of tall, slender, short-haired dogs, noted for its keen sight and swiftness.
a swift ship, especially a fast ocean liner.
a tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing
Old English grighund, from grig- “bitch” + hund “dog” (see hound (n.)). The name usually is said to have nothing to do with color, and most are not gray. The Old Norse form of the word is preserved in Hjalti’s couplet that almost sparked war between pagans and Christians in early Iceland:
Vilkat goð geyja
grey þykkjumk Freyja
I will not blaspheme the gods,
but I think Freyja is a bitch
(Prov. 30:31), the rendering of the Hebrew _zarzir mothnayim_, meaning literally “girded as to the lions.” Some (Gesen.; R.V. marg.) render it “war-horse.” The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it “cock.” It has been by some interpreters rendered also “stag” and “warrior,” as being girded about or panoplied, and “wrestler.” The greyhound, however, was evidently known in ancient times, as appears from Egyptian monuments.
- Gray induration
gray induration n. A lung condition occurring during and after pneumonia, marked by an increase in fibrous connective tissue in the alveoli.
noun 1. pig iron or cast iron having much of its carbon in the form of graphite and exhibiting a gray fracture.
[grey] /greɪ/ adjective, grayer, grayest. 1. of a color between white and black; having a neutral hue. 2. dark, dismal, or gloomy: gray skies. 3. dull, dreary, or monotonous. 4. having gray hair; gray-headed. 5. pertaining to old age; mature. 6. Informal. pertaining to, involving, or composed of older persons: gray households. 7. old or […]
[grey-ish] /ˈgreɪ ɪʃ/ adjective 1. having a tinge of ; slightly : The sky was full of dark, grayish clouds. 2. similar to : a grayish color; a grayish purple.