What does engross mean?

Definitions for engross
ɛnˈgroʊsen·gross

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engross.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

  2. absorb, engross, engage, occupyverb

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Wiktionary

  1. engrossverb

    To write (a document) in large, aesthetic, and legible lettering; to make a finalized copy of.

    Etymology: From engrossen, from engrosser; partly from the phrase , from en- + gros; and partly from ingrosso, from in- + grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. More at in-, gross.

  2. engrossverb

    To buy up wholesale, especially to buy the whole supply of (a commodity etc.).

    Etymology: From engrossen, from engrosser; partly from the phrase , from en- + gros; and partly from ingrosso, from in- + grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. More at in-, gross.

  3. engrossverb

    To monopolize; to concentrate (something) in the single possession of someone, especially unfairly.

    Etymology: From engrossen, from engrosser; partly from the phrase , from en- + gros; and partly from ingrosso, from in- + grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. More at in-, gross.

  4. engrossverb

    To completely engage the attention of.

    She seems to be completely engrossed in that book.

    Etymology: From engrossen, from engrosser; partly from the phrase , from en- + gros; and partly from ingrosso, from in- + grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. More at in-, gross.

  5. engrossverb

    To thicken; to condense.

    Etymology: From engrossen, from engrosser; partly from the phrase , from en- + gros; and partly from ingrosso, from in- + grossus, of origin, from groz, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. More at in-, gross.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engrossverb

    to make gross, thick, or large; to thicken; to increase in bulk or quantity

  2. Engrossverb

    to amass

  3. Engrossverb

    to copy or write in a large hand (en gross, i. e., in large); to write a fair copy of in distinct and legible characters; as, to engross a deed or like instrument on parchment

  4. Engrossverb

    to seize in the gross; to take the whole of; to occupy wholly; to absorb; as, the subject engrossed all his thoughts

  5. Engrossverb

    to purchase either the whole or large quantities of, for the purpose of enhancing the price and making a profit; hence, to take or assume in undue quantity, proportion, or degree; as, to engross commodities in market; to engross power

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Engross

    en-grōs′, v.t. to occupy wholly, monopolise: to absorb: to copy a writing in a large hand or in distinct characters: to write in legal form: to make gross.—ns. Engross′er; Engross′ing, the conduct of those who buy merchandise in large quantities to obtain command of the market; Engross′ment, act of engrossing: that which has been engrossed: a fair copy.—Engrossing a deed, the writing it out in full and regular form on parchment or paper for signature. [From Fr. en gros, in large—L. in, in, grossus, large. See Gross.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engross in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of engross in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Ludwig:

    It wasn't sightseeing that excited her, she loved to go meet the people, know the cultures, engross herself in the lives of people.

  2. Edward Young:

    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the

  3. Ryan Pack:

    Engross what is just, repudiate what is unjust.

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  • купувам на едро, пиша с големи букви, монополизирам, завладявамBulgarian
  • cautivar, monopolizar, encantar, alzarse con, engordar, acaparar, apandar, polarizar, arrobar, captar, arramblar, echar carnes, fascinar, hechizarSpanish
  • tekstata, lihottaa, syventyä, kahmiaFinnish
  • obnubiler, accaparer, capter, envoûter, ravir, monopoliser, truster, s'emparer de, engraisser, rafler, captiver, obséder, charmer, fasciner, passionner, polariserFrench
  • captare, ingrassare, incettare, accaparrareItalian
  • чёткий, копить, писать, углубляться, писать набело, буква, откармливать, крупный, собирать, накоплять, уходить с головой, монополизироватьRussian

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