hoary definition

  • adjective:
    • Gray or white with or just as if with age.
    • Covered with grayish tresses or pubescence: hoary leaves.
    • therefore old concerning encourage veneration; old.
    • white or grey as we grow older
    • of a pale silvery grey.
    • covered with brief, heavy, grayish white hairs; canescent
    • remote in time past
    • moldy; mossy; musty
    • old, or antique
    • White or whitish.
    • White or gray as we grow older; hoar.
    • remote with time past.
    • Moldy; mossy; musty.
    • Of a pale silvery grey.
    • Covered with quick, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.
    • old
    • covered with fine whitish hairs or down
    • showing faculties of age, particularly having grey or white tresses
  • others:
    • White or whitish.
    • White or gray with age: as, hoary hairs.
    • Figuratively, remote over time past: as, hoary antiquity.
    • 4. Musty; moldy: as, hoary breads.
    • In botany and entomology, covered with short, heavy, grayish-white hairs; canescent.

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