Gray vs Priest - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between gray and priest

is that gray is ; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair while priest is .



Alternative forms

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

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).


(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}}


    (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
  • See also



    Etymology 2

    Named after (Louis Harold Gray).


    (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
    See also


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    (en noun)
  • A religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple.
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  • A blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish.
  • (Mormonism) The highest office in the Aaronic priesthood.
  • Derived terms

    * high priest * priestdom * priestess * priesthood * priest-king * priestly

    Coordinate terms

    * imam, guru, rabbi, sangha

    See also

    * archbishop * archimandrite * bishop * brother * clergy * clergyman * cleric * dean * father * monk * Monsignor * nun * prelate * vicar


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    (en verb)
  • To ordain as a priest.
  • Anagrams

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