gross


1gross

adjective \ˈgrōs\

: very obvious or noticeable

: rude or offensive

: very disgusting

Full Definition of GROSS

1
a archaic :  immediately obvious
b (1) :  glaringly noticeable usually because of inexcusable badness or objectionableness <a gross error>
(2) :  out-and-out, utter <a gross injustice>
c :  visible without the aid of a microscope
2
a :  big, bulky; especially :  excessively fat
b :  growing or spreading with excessive luxuriance
3
a :  of, relating to, or dealing with general aspects or broad distinctions
b :  consisting of an overall total exclusive of deductions <gross income> — compare net
4
:  made up of material or perceptible elements
5
archaic :  not fastidious in taste :  undiscriminating
6
a :  coarse in nature or behavior :  unrefined
b :  gravely deficient in civility or decency :  crudely vulgar <merely gross, a scatological rather than a pornographic impropriety — Aldous Huxley>
c :  inspiring disgust or distaste <that sandwich looks gross>
7
:  deficient in knowledge :  ignorant, untutored
gross·ly adverb
gross·ness noun

Examples of GROSS

  1. They have suffered a gross injustice.
  2. She has a gross habit of chewing on the ends of her hair.

Origin of GROSS

Middle English grosse, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French gros large, thick, whole, from Late Latin grossus coarse
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GROSS

2gross

noun

Definition of GROSS

1
obsolete :  amount, sum
2
:  overall total exclusive of deductions

First Known Use of GROSS

1579

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

3gross

verb

Definition of GROSS

transitive verb
:  to earn or bring in (an overall total) exclusive of deductions (as for taxes or expenses)
gross·er noun

Examples of GROSS

  1. They grossed $50,000 before taxes.

First Known Use of GROSS

1884

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

4gross

noun
plural gross

Definition of GROSS

:  an aggregate of 12 dozen things <a gross of pencils>

Origin of GROSS

Middle English gros, probably from Anglo-French grosse sum, whole, from feminine of gros
First Known Use: 14th century

Gross

biographical name \ˈgrōs\

Definition of GROSS

David J(onathan) 1941– Am. physicist

gross

adjective \ˈgrōs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROSS

1
a : glaringly or flagrantly obvious b : visible without the aid of a microscope : macroscopic <gross lesions>—compare occult
2
: growing or spreading with excessive or abnormal luxuriance
3
: of, relating to, or dealing with general aspects or broad distinctions <important to understand the gross behavior of the sexually responding animal—A. C. Kinsey>
gross·ly adverb

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