Grey Friar

noun a friar of the Franciscan order (who wear grey habits).

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  • Grey Friar — Infobox Mountain Name = Grey Friar Photo = Grey Friar and harter Fell from Great Carrs.jpg Caption = Grey Friar from Great Carrs, one km to the east, Harter Fell is in the background. Location = Cumbria, ENG Range = Lake District, Southern Fells… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey Friar — Grey′ Fri′ar n. rel a Franciscan friar • Etymology: 1300–50; from the order s grey cloak …   From formal English to slang

  • Grey Friar — noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order • Syn: ↑Franciscan • Hypernyms: ↑friar, ↑mendicant • Member Holonyms: ↑Franciscan order …   Useful english dictionary

  • grey friar — noun Usage: often capitalized G&F Date: 14th century a Franciscan friar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grey Friar — Franciscan Friar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Grey Friar — Common name for a Franciscan Friar, derived from the colour of their habit …   Medieval glossary

  • Grey Friar — /greɪ ˈfraɪə/ (say gray fruyuh) noun a Franciscan friar …   Australian English dictionary

  • grey — adj., n., & v. (US gray) adj. 1 of a colour intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or lead. 2 a (of the weather etc.) dull, dismal; heavily overcast. b bleak, depressing; (of a person) depressed. 3 a (of hair) turning white with age… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friar — • A member of one of the mendicant orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Friar     Friar     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • grey — Gray Gray (gr[=a]), a. [Compar. {Grayer}; superl. {Grayest}.] [OE. gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw, OHG. gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.] [Written also {grey}.] 1. any color of neutral hue between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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