Definitions for Gross
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Gross.
gross, revenue, receiptsadjective
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), unadulteratedadjective
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, vulgaradjective
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, rankverb
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.
Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark.
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 God's creatures that be: at first them that be of the grossest nature, and then [...] them that be more pure. 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
A surname, originally a nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros.
A village in Nebraska, having a population of two as of 2010.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gros, French; grosso, Italian; crassus, Latin.
The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air,
Shew scarce so gross as beetles. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
There are two gross volumes concerning the power of popes. Thomas Baker, on Learning.
He ripely considered how gross a thing it were for men of his quality, wise and grave men, to live with such a multitude, and to be tenants at will under them. Richard Hooker, Preface.
They can say that in doctrine, in discipline, in prayers, and in sacraments, the church of Rome hath very foul and gross corruptions. Richard Hooker, b. iv.
So far hath the natural understanding, even of sundry whole nations, been darkened, that they have not discerned, no, not gross iniquity to be sin. Richard Hooker, b. i.
To all sense ’tis gross
You love my son: invention is asham’d,
Against the proclamation of thy passion,
To say thou do’st not. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.
Examples gross as earth exhort me. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Like gross terms,
The prince will in the perfectness of time
Cast off his followers. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.
Belial came last, than whom a spirit more lewd
Fell not from heaven, or more gross to love
Vice for itself. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i.
Is not religion so perfectly good in itself, above all, in its Author, that, without the grossest sensuality, we cannot but admire it. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
It is a gross mistake of some men, to think that our wants only and imperfections do naturally induce us to be beneficent. George Smalridge, Sermons.
The sun’s oppressive ray the roseat bloom
Of beauty blasting, gives the gloomy hue,
And feature gross. James Thomson, Summer.
It is manifest, that when the eye standeth in the finer medium, and the object is in the grosser, things shew greater; but contrariwise, when the eye is placed in the grosser medium, and the object in the finer. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
The grosser feeds the purer; earth the sea,
Earth and the sea feed air. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.
Light fumes are merry, grosser fumes are sad;
Both are the reasonable soul run mad. John Dryden, Fables.
Or suck the mists in grosser air below,
Or dip their pinions in the painted bow. Alexander Pope.
If she doth then the subtile sense excel,
How gross are they that drown her in the blood? Davies.
And in clear dream and solemn vision,
Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. John Milton.
Some men give more light and knowledge by the bare stating of the question with perspicuity and justness, than others by talking of it in gross confusion for whole hours together. Isaac Watts.
Fine and delicate sculptures are helped with nearness, and gross with distance. Henry Wotton, Architecture.
Etymology: from the adjective.
The Belgians hop’d, that with disorder’d haste
The deep-cut keels upon the sands might run;
Or, if with caution leisurely were past,
Their numerous gross might charge us one by one. Dryden.
Several casuists are of opinion, that, in a battle, you should discharge upon the gross of the enemy, without levelling your piece at any particular person. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
The gross of the people can have no other prospect in changes and revolutions than of publick blessings. Addison.
Certain general inducements are used to make saleable your cause in gross. Richard Hooker, Preface.
There was an opinion in gross, that the soul was immortal. George Abbot, Description of the World.
You are a general: other wars require you;
For see the Saxon gross begins to move. John Dryden, K. Arthur.
Notwithstanding the decay and loss of sundry trades and manufactures, yet, in the gross, we ship off now one third part more of the manufactures, as also lead and tin, than we did twenty years past. Josiah Child, Discourse on Trade.
He hath ribbons of all the colours i’ th’ rainbow; they come to him by the gross. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
I cannot instantly raise up the gross
Of full three thousand ducats. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
You see the united design of many persons to make up one figure: after they have separated themselves in many petty divisions, they rejoin one by one into a gross. Dryden.
Comets, out of question, have likewise power and effect over the gross and mass of things. Francis Bacon, Essay 24.
The articulate sounds are more confused, though the gross of the sound be greater. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
It is made up only of that simple idea of an unite repeated; and repetitions of this kind, joined together, make those distinct simple modes of a dozen, a gross, and a million. John Locke.
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
Etymology: [F. gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E. crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened. Cf. Engross, Grocer, Grogram.]
In economics, gross means before deductions. The antonym is net, meaning after deductions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grōs, adj. coarse: rough: dense: palpable, glaring, shameful: whole: coarse in mind: stupid: sensual: obscene.—n. the main bulk: the whole taken together: a great hundred—i.e. twelve dozen.—adv. Gross′ly.—n. Gross′ness.—In gross, in bulk, wholesale. [Fr. gros—L. grossus, thick.]
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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
The numerical value of Gross in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Gross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
All of them considered whether the test for gross negligence manslaughter was met.
Trading Mr Gross for three convicted criminals sets and extremely dangerous precedent, it invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.
I look at forecasts, not just for GDP (gross domestic product) growth but also earnings growth in emerging markets. I will start to believe that perhaps we are at a turning point when I see those downgrades stabilise, it always goes back to growth.
It's reprehensible that the International Olympic Committee has bowed down to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), ignored their gross human rights violations, and allowed them to host this year's Olympics, just as they did in 2008, the CCP will certainly use these Olympics in an attempt to whitewash their genocide, military aggression and oppression of their own people.
Trump asked for $ 800k in attorneys' fees, costs and sanctions from the minor defamation case. The ct awarded well less than 1/2, recognizing that the request was gross excessive, the amount in fees awarded Stormy in the main NDA case will be at least $ 1 million more than this.
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- مقرف, كلي, معيب, سئ,جارح, إجماليArabic
- unempfindlich, brutto, dick, grob, Gros, unanständig, ekelhaftGerman
- gruesa, bruto, repulsivoSpanish
- lihava, krossi, bruttomyynti, inhottava, bruttomäärä, tympeä, vakava, valtava, karkea, bruttotulo, bruttoansio, ällöttävä, enemmistö, inha, suunnaton, törkeä, rahvaanomainen, vastenmielinen, iljettäväFinnish
- grossière, dégoûtant, brut, grossierFrench
- comhlán, grósaIrish
- dà dhusan dheugScottish Gaelic
- nagytucat, grossz, otromba, durva, goromba, bruttóHungarian
- complessivo, rude, imperdonabile, macroscopico, ripugnante, lordo, indecente, volgare, osceno, grossolano, crudele, rozzo, grave, impuro, grassoItalian
- bruto, walgelijk, grosDutch
- gros, ciężki, odstręczający, poważny, obleśny, bruttoPolish
- brut, scarbosRomanian
- валовой, тяжкий, серьёзный, отвратительный, притупленный, брутто, большой, омерзительный, похабный, грубый, гадкий, тучный, неприличный, противныйRussian
- obscen, äcklig, tråkig, oanständig, brutto, grov, trist, allvarlig, tjock, fet, gross, svårSwedish
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