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Gross

[grohs] /groʊs/
noun
1.
Chaim [khahym] /xaɪm/ (Show IPA), 1904–1991, U.S. sculptor and graphic artist, born in Austria.
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British Dictionary definitions for c gross

gross

/ɡrəʊs/
adjective
1.
repellently or excessively fat or bulky
2.
with no deductions for expenses, tax, etc; total gross sales, gross income Compare net2 (sense 1)
3.
(of personal qualities, tastes, etc) conspicuously coarse or vulgar
4.
obviously or exceptionally culpable or wrong; flagrant gross inefficiency
5.
lacking in perception, sensitivity, or discrimination gross judgments
6.
(esp of vegetation) dense; thick; luxuriant
7.
(obsolete) coarse in texture or quality
8.
(rare) rude; uneducated; ignorant
interjection (slang)
9.
an exclamation indicating disgust
noun
10.
(pl) gross. a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
11.
(pl) grosses
  1. the entire amount
  2. the great majority
verb (transitive)
12.
to earn as total revenue, before deductions for expenses, tax, etc
See also gross out, gross up
Derived Forms
grossly, adverb
grossness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gros large, from Late Latin grossus thick
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Word Origin and History for c gross

gross

adj.

mid-14c., "large;" early 15c., "coarse, plain, simple," from Old French gros "big, thick, fat, tall, pregnant; coarse, rude, awkward; ominous, important; arrogant" (11c.), from Late Latin grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical Latin. Said to be unrelated to Latin crassus, which meant the same thing, or to German gross "large," but said by Klein to be cognate with Old Irish bres, Middle Irish bras "big." Its meaning forked in English to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" (1580s) on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" (early 15c.) on the other. Meaning "disgusting" is first recorded 1958 in U.S. student slang, from earlier use as an intensifier of unpleasant things (gross stupidity, etc.). Earlier "coarse in behavior or manners" (1530s) and, of things, "inferior, common" (late 15c.). Gross national product first recorded 1947.

n.

"a dozen dozen," early 15c., from Old French grosse douzaine "large dozen;" see gross (adj.). Earlier as the name of a measure of weight equal to one-eighth of a dram (early 15c.). Sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1520s.

v.

"to earn a total of," 1884, from gross (n.). Related: Grossed; grossing.

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c gross in Medicine

Gross (grōs), Samuel David. 1805-1884.

American surgeon and educator who wrote widely influential medical treatises, including A System of Surgery (1859).

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c gross in Culture

gross definition


Exclusive of deductions, prior to taxation, as in gross income. (Compare net.) Total, aggregate, as in gross domestic product.

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Slang definitions & phrases for c gross

gross

adjective

Disgusting; rebarbative; grotty: at this moment (how gross!) blowing kisses into the phone (1958+ Teenagers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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