Definition of Gray-haired

1. Adjective. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair. "Nodded his hoary head"

Exact synonyms: Gray, Gray-headed, Grey, Grey-haired, Grey-headed, Grizzly, Hoar, Hoary, White-haired
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Grizzle, Hoariness, Hoariness

Definition of Gray-haired

1. Adjective. Having gray hair. ¹

2. Adjective. ''Hence, figuratively,'' old, wise, experienced. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gray-haired

gravy boat
gravy boats
gravy holder
gravy train
gravy trains
gray-haired (current term)
gray-leaf pine
gray-scale ultrasonography
gray alder
gray area
gray areas
gray birch
gray cataract
gray catbird
gray collar
gray collie syndrome
gray columns
gray degeneration
gray eminence

Literary usage of Gray-haired

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"... from which gray-haired women often reel intoxicated, its conservative hotel methods and unappetizing cuisine, often cause London to appear, at first, ..."

2. Origin and History of the American Flag and of the Naval and Yacht-club by George Henry Preble, Charles Edward Asnis (1917)
"The 4th of July, 1872, was celebrated at Monroe, Mich., by gray- haired veterans, whose ages ranged from seventy-two to one hundred and one and a half years ..."

3. The Lyric Songs of the Greeks: The Extant Fragments of Sappho, Alcaeus by Sappho, Alcaeus, Anacreon (1918)
"gray-haired WOMEN (2) gray-haired women are sparing of words, of old age are the flower. SILENCE MIDST THE DEAD (3) Therefore o'er Hades only the empty echo ..."

4. Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell. Now First Collected by William Motherwell (1851)
"LIKE a worn gray-haired mariner whom the sea Hath wrecked, then flung in mockery ashore, To clamber some gaunt cliff, and list the roar Of wave pursuing ..."

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