Gray

Primary Meanings of Gray

1.
n
English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
2.
n
English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
3.
n
United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
4.
n
American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
Full Definitions of Gray
1

n 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
Type of:
radiobiologist
a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
2

n English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)

Synonyms:
Thomas Gray
Example of:
poet
a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
3

n 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
Example of:
botanist, phytologist, plant scientist
a biologist specializing in the study of plants
4

n American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)

Synonyms:
Robert Gray
Example of:
navigator
in earlier times, a person who explored by ship

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