Gray vs Battle - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between gray and battle

is that gray is ; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair while battle is from places in england that have been sites of a battle.

gray

English

Alternative forms

* grey (used in the UK and the Commonwealth and also in the US)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).

Adjective

(er) (spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)
  • (label) Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
  • * Isaac Newton
  • (label) Dreary, gloomy.
  • *
  • (label) Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
  • (label) Relating to older people.
  • * Ames
  • Usage notes
    A mnemonic for remembering which spelling is used where: gre'''y'' is the '''E'''nglish spelling, while ''gr'''a'''y'' is the '''A merican spelling. However, ''grey is also found in American English.
    Derived terms
    {{der3, battleship gray , gray area , graybeard , gray-haired , grayhound , grayness , gray ghost , gray matter}}

    Verb

    (en-verb) (spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)
  • (label) To become gray.
  • (label) To cause to become gray.
  • To turn progressively older, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
  • Noun

  • (en noun) (spelled "grey" in the UK and the Commonwealth)
  • (label) An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
  • an extraterrestrial creature with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
  • A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language , second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243
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    Etymology 2

    Named after (Louis Harold Gray).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: Gy
  • Derived terms
    * kilogray
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    battle

    English

    Etymology 1

    From Early Modern English .

    Alternative forms

    *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Improving; nutritious; fattening.
  • battle''' grass'', '''''battle pasture
  • Fertile; fruitful.
  • battle''' soil'', '''''battle land
    Derived terms
    *

    Verb

    (battl)
  • To nourish; feed.
  • To render fertile or fruitful, as in soil.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from ). Displaced native (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * batail

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
  • A struggle; a contest.
  • :
  • *(rfdate) (Henry Morley) (1822-1894):
  • *:The whole intellectual battle that had at its centre the best poem of the best poet of that day.
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  • *:In truth, Tottenham never really looked like taking all three points and this defeat means they face a battle to reach the knockout stages—with their next home game against PAOK Salonika on 30 November likely to prove decisive.
  • *2012', Clive James 'near the end' in cancer ' battle , ITV News, 21 June 2012:
  • *:Australian broadcaster Clive James has admitted that he is losing his long-fought battle with leukaemia.
  • A division of an army; a battalion.
  • *:
  • *:THenne kyng Arthur made redy his hoost in x batails' and Nero was redy in the felde afore the castel Tarabil with a grete hoost / & he had x ' batails with many mo peple than Arthur had
  • *(rfdate) (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626):
  • *:The king divided his army into three battles .
  • *(rfdate) (1721-1793):
  • *:The cavalry, by way of distinction, was called the battle , and on it alone depended the fate of every action.
  • *2000 , (George RR Martin), A Storm of Swords , Bantam 2011, page 634:
  • *:‘I will have more than twelve thousand men. I mean to divide them into three battles and start up the causeway a half-day apart.’
  • (label) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.
  • :(Hayward)
  • Synonyms
    * conflict * encounter * contest * action
    Derived terms
    * battlearray * battlefield * battleground / battle ground * battle of the sexes * battle piece * battle royal * battle song * do battle * drawn battle * fight a losing battle * give battle * join battle * pitched battle * wager of battle

    Verb

    (battl)
  • To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
  • She has been battling against cancer for years .
  • To assail in battle; to fight or struggle.
  • She has been battling cancer for years .

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