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gross

[grohs] /groʊs/
adjective, grosser, grossest.
1.
without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net):
gross earnings; gross sales.
2.
unqualified; complete; rank:
a gross scoundrel.
3.
flagrant and extreme:
gross injustice.
4.
indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar:
gross remarks.
5.
lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.; unrefined.
6.
large, big, or bulky.
7.
extremely or excessively fat.
8.
thick; dense; heavy:
gross vegetation.
9.
of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.
10.
Slang. extremely objectionable, offensive, or disgusting:
He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross.
noun, plural gross for 11, grosses for 12, 13.
11.
a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things.
Abbreviation: gro.
12.
total income from sales, salary, etc., before any deductions (opposed to net).
13.
Obsolete. the main body, bulk, or mass.
verb (used with object)
14.
to have, make, or earn as a total before any deductions, as of taxes, expenses, etc.:
The company grossed over three million dollars last year.
Verb phrases
15.
gross out, Slang.
  1. to disgust or offend, especially by crude language or behavior.
  2. to shock or horrify.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French gros large (as noun, grosse twelve dozen) < Late Latin gross(us) thick, coarse
Related forms
grossly, adverb
grossness, noun
outgross, verb (used with object)
overgross, adjective
overgrossly, adverb
overgrossness, noun
ungross, adjective
Synonyms
3. shameful, outrageous, heinous, grievous. See flagrant. 4. low, animal, sensual, broad. 6. massive, great.
Antonyms
4. decent. 6. delicate, small.

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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Examples for gross
  • It was no longer a defence to argue that the negligence had not been gross.
  • Earnings are generally considered gross revenue less expenses.
  • A limit of nine tons gross weight was imposed by the ministry on these vehicles.
  • Three gross phylogenetic segments are largely grouped by general function.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 gross
gross
c.1347, from O.Fr. gros "big, thick, coarse," from L.L. grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical L. Said to be unrelated to L. crassus, which meant the same thing, or to Ger. gross "large," but said to be cognate with O.Ir. bres, M.Ir. bras "big." Its meaning forked in M.E., to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" 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.). Noun sense of "a dozen dozen" is from O.Fr. grosse douzaine "large dozen;" sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1523. Gross national product first recorded 1947.
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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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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 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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