Definitions for: Gross


[n] the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
[n] twelve dozen
[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"
[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"
[adj] repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"
[adj] of general aspects or broad distinctions; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
[adj] visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
[adj] before any deductions; "gross income"
[v] earn before taxes, expenses, etc.



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Milton.

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
net.

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.


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
dozen.

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.

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

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