Definitions for Grossgroʊs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
without or before deductions; total
gross earnings; gross sales.
Ref: (opposed to net 1 2 1 )
flagrant and extreme; glaring:
indecent, obscene, or vulgar:
lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.; unrefined.
extremely or excessively fat.
large, big, or bulky.
of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.
Slang. extremely offensive or disgusting.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
thick; dense; heavy:
(n.)a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things.
Category: Weights and Measures
Ref: Abbr.: gro.
total income, profits, etc., before any deductions
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: (opposed to net 1 2 ).
(v.t.)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.
gross out, Slang. to disgust or offend, esp. by crude language or behavior.
Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
* Syn: See flagrant.
Origin of gross:
1350–1400; ME < OF gros large (as n., grosse twelve dozen) < LL grossus thick, coarse
gross, revenue, receipts(adj)
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
before any deductions
lacking fine distinctions or detail
"the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
"a bald porcine old man"
visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
"an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar(adj)
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
"coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank(verb)
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
"a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of an amount) total before anything is subtracted
gross profit/income before taxes are taken out; gross weight
That's, gross. Don't touch it!
very seriously wrong; = blatant
A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs.
The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.
The bulk, the mass, the masses.
To earn money, not including expenses.
The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.
Coarse, rude, vulgar, obscene, or impure.
But man to know God is a difficulty, except by a mean he himself inure, which is to know Godu2019s creatures that be: at first them that be of the grossest nature, and then [...] them that be more pure. u2014 1874: Dodsley et al., A Select Collection of Old English Plays
Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.
Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful
the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.
gross domestic product
, originally a nickname for a big man, from gros.
Origin: From gross, from gros, from grossus, and grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with dialectal grôt, groût, and grô, groot, groß, great. More at great.
great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large
coarse; rough; not fine or delicate
not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless
expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure
thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium
great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence
whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net
the main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass
the number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens
In economics, gross means before deductions. The antonym is net, meaning after deductions.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4176
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3774
Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Adjectives Frequency: #546
Translations for Gross
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- onsmaaklike, growweAfrikaans
- فَظيع، فاحِشArabic
- crassoPortuguese (BR)
- πολύ κακός, ασυγχώρητοςGreek
- flagrante, grande, crasoSpanish
- jäme, jõhkerEstonian
- فاحش؛ بسیار بدFarsi
- grozan, strašanCroatian
- sangat burukIndonesian
- grófur; afleiturIcelandic
- 아주 나쁜Korean
- rupjš; uzkrītošsLatvian
- grof, zwaar, schokkendDutch
- grov, krassNorwegian
- rażący, fatalnyPolish
- فاحش؛ بسیار بدPersian
- زيږ، شډل، ډيرۍ، ټول واړه: بيړا: بدورګى، بدغونې پټخPashto
- çok berbatTurkish
- 惡劣的Chinese (Trad.)
- грубий, очевиднийUkrainian
- بہت براUrdu
- trắng trợnVietnamese
- 恶劣的Chinese (Simp.)
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