Definitions for Grossgroʊs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gross*groʊs(adj.)

  1. without or before deductions; total

    gross earnings; gross sales.

    Ref: (opposed to net 1 2 1 )

  2. flagrant and extreme; glaring:

    gross injustice.

  3. unqualified; rank.

  4. indecent, obscene, or vulgar:

    gross language.

  5. lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.; unrefined.

  6. extremely or excessively fat.

  7. large, big, or bulky.

  8. of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.

  9. Slang. extremely offensive or disgusting.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  10. thick; dense; heavy:

    gross vegetation.

  11. (n.)a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things.

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: gro.

  12. total income, profits, etc., before any deductions

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: (opposed to net 1 2 ).

  13. (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.

  14. 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′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gross, 144(noun)

    twelve dozen

  2. gross, revenue, receipts(adj)

    the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

  3. gross(adj)

    before any deductions

    "gross income"

  4. gross(adj)

    lacking fine distinctions or detail

    "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"

  5. gross, porcine(adj)

    repellently fat

    "a bald porcine old man"

  6. megascopic, gross(adj)

    visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)

  7. 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"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

  10. gross(verb)

    earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gross(adjective)ʊs

    (of an amount) total before anything is subtracted

    gross profit/income before taxes are taken out; gross weight

  2. grossʊs

    disgusting

    That's, gross. Don't touch it!

  3. grossʊs

    very seriously wrong; = blatant

    gross negligence/misconduct

Wiktionary

  1. gross(Noun)

    A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs.

  2. gross(Noun)

    The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.

  3. gross(Noun)

    The bulk, the mass, the masses.

  4. gross(Verb)

    To earn money, not including expenses.

    The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.

  5. gross(Adjective)

    Disgusting.

  6. gross(Adjective)

    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

  7. gross(Adjective)

    Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.

  8. gross(Adjective)

    Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful

  9. gross(Adjective)

    the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.

    gross domestic product

  10. gross(Adjective)

    Dull.

  11. Gross(ProperNoun)

    , originally a nickname for a big man, from gros.

  12. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gross

    great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large

  2. Gross

    coarse; rough; not fine or delicate

  3. Gross

    not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless

  4. Gross

    expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure

  5. Gross

    thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium

  6. Gross

    great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence

  7. Gross

    whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net

  8. Gross(adj)

    the main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass

  9. Gross

    the number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens

Freebase

  1. Gross

    In economics, gross means before deductions. The antonym is net, meaning after deductions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4176

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3774

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gross' in Adjectives Frequency: #546


Translations for Gross

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gross(adjective)

very bad

gross errors/indecency.

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