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Meaning of GROSS

Pronunciation:  grows

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  1. [n]  the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
  2. [n]  twelve dozen
  3. [adj]  conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
  4. [adj]  conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
  5. [adj]  repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"
  6. [adj]  of general aspects or broad distinctions; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  7. [adj]  visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
  8. [adj]  before any deductions; "gross income"
  9. [v]  earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

GROSS is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: 144, coarse, conspicuous, crude, crying(a), earthy, egregious, fat, flagrant, general, glaring, indecent, large, macroscopic, macroscopical, megascopic, obvious, overall, porcine, rank, receipts, revenue, total, vulgar
 Antonyms: net, nett
 See Also: box office, bring in, clear, earn, gain, gate, income, large integer, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gross\, a. [Compar. {Grosser}; superl. {Grossest}.] [F.
    gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E.
    crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened.
    Cf. {Engross}, {Grocer}, {Grogram}.]
    1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
       ``A gross fat man.'' --Shak.
             A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
    2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
    3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception
       or feeling; dull; witless.
             Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
    4. Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual
       appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
             The terms which are delicate in one age become gross
             in the next.                          --Macaulay.
    5. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
    6. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
       mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
    7. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
       sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
    {Gross adventure} (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i.
       e., on a mortgage of a ship.
    {Gross average} (Law), that kind of average which falls upon
       the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; --
       commonly called {general average}. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
    {Gross receipts}, the total of the receipts, before they are
       diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; --
       distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.
    {Gross weight} the total weight of merchandise or goods,
       without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; --
       distinguished from {neat, or net, weight}.
  2. \Gross\, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2).
    See {Gross}, a.]
    1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. ``The gross
       of the enemy.'' --Addison.
             For the gross of the people, they are considered as
             a mere herd of cattle.                --Burke.
    2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
       twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
    {Advowson in gross} (Law), an advowson belonging to a person,
       and not to a manor.
    {A great gross}, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four
    {By the gross}, by the quantity; at wholesale.
    {Common in gross}. (Law) See under {Common}, n.
    {In the gross}, {In gross}, in the bulk, or the undivided
       whole; all parts taken together.
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