:of, relating to, or dealing with general aspects or broad distinctions
- a gross outline of the plan
:consisting of an overall total exclusive of deductions — compare net
2 a (1)
:glaringly noticeable usually because of inexcusable badness or objectionableness
:visible without the aid of a microscope
- Now to all sense 'tis gross you love my son.
- —William Shakespeare
:gravely deficient in civility or decency :crudely vulgar
- merely gross, a scatological rather than a pornographic impropriety
- —Aldous Huxley
:inspiring disgust or distaste
- That sandwich looks gross.
:growing or spreading with excessive luxuriance
- a gross riot of vegetation
:made up of material or perceptible elements