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\ ˈgrōs \
1a(1) : glaringly noticeable usually because of inexcusable badness or objectionableness
a gross error
b : visible without the aid of a microscope
a gross lesion
c archaic : immediately obvious
Now to all sense 'tis gross you love my son.— William Shakespeare
2a : coarse in nature or behavior : unrefined has gross table manners
b : gravely deficient in civility or decency : crudely vulgar
merely gross, a scatological rather than a pornographic impropriety— Aldous Huxley
c informal : inspiring disgust or distaste
That sandwich looks gross.
3a : of, relating to, or dealing with general aspects or broad distinctions
a gross outline of the plan
b : consisting of an overall total exclusive of deductions
gross income — compare net
b : growing or spreading with excessive luxuriance
a gross riot of vegetation
5 : made up of material or perceptible elements
grossed; grossing; grosses
: to earn or bring in (an overall total) exclusive of deductions (as for taxes or expenses)
The movie grossed over 100 million dollars.
1 : overall total exclusive of deductions
The company's gross doubled in five years.
: an aggregate of 12 dozen things
a gross of pencils
\ ˈgrōs \
David J(onathan) 1941– American physicist