Other forms: Grays

Definitions of Gray
  1. noun
    English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
    synonyms: Louis Harold Gray
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    type of:
    a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
  2. noun
    English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
    synonyms: Thomas Gray
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    example of:
    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  3. noun
    United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
    synonyms: Asa Gray
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    example of:
    botanist, phytologist, plant scientist
    a biologist specializing in the study of plants
  4. noun
    American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
    synonyms: Robert Gray
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    example of:
    in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
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