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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gross, 144noun

    twelve dozen

  2. gross, revenue, receiptsadjective

    the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

  3. grossadjective

    before any deductions

    "gross income"

  4. grossadjective

    lacking fine distinctions or detail

    "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"

  5. gross, porcineadjective

    repellently fat

    "a bald porcine old man"

  6. megascopic, grossadjective

    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), 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"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

  10. grossverb

    earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

GCIDE

  1. Grossadjective

    Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. grossnoun

    A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs.

    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.

  2. grossnoun

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

    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.

  3. grossnoun

    The bulk, the mass, the masses.

    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.

  4. grossverb

    To earn money, not including expenses.

    The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.

    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.

  5. grossadjective

    Disgusting.

    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.

  6. grossadjective

    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. u2014 1874: Dodsley et al., A Select Collection of Old English Plays

    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.

  7. grossadjective

    Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.

    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.

  8. grossadjective

    Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful

    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.

  9. grossadjective

    the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.

    gross domestic product

    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.

  10. grossadjective

    Dull.

    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.

  11. Grossnoun

    A surname, originally a nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros.

    Etymology: The village is named after Ben Gross, who kept a general store there.

  12. Grossnoun

    A village in Nebraska, having a population of two as of 2010.

    Etymology: The village is named after Ben Gross, who kept a general store there.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gross

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

    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.]

  2. Gross

    coarse; rough; not fine or delicate

    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.]

  3. Gross

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

    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.]

  4. Gross

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

    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.]

  5. Gross

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

    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.]

  6. Gross

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

    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.]

  7. Gross

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

    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.]

  8. Grossadjective

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

    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.]

  9. Gross

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Gross

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gross

    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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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gross in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gross in a Sentence

  1. Steven Pawson:

    What we can measure right now is the total column of CO2 in the atmosphere, the current technology is not strong enough to give absolute values, but if there were a gross misrepresentation (of one country's emissions), it would be quite possible to see.

  2. Croatian Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Oreskovic:

    We all know that our (public) debt is at a worrying level of around 90 percent of gross domestic product. My goal is to talk to investors and share ideas on how to tame the debt and achieve better credit rating.

  3. Donald Trump:

    So we had the most secure border we've ever had… And then it's all gone in one instant. At first, I thought it was gross incompetence, but now it's incompetent policy. They really want to have an open border.

  4. Errol Flynn:

    My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

  5. Tatiana Camacho:

    To video yourself doing it says that it was very purposeful, it looks like they’re enjoying being gross.

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  • مقرف, كلي, معيب, سئ,جارح, إجماليArabic
  • veletucetCzech
  • 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
  • きもいJapanese
  • 심한Korean
  • bruto, walgelijk, grosDutch
  • ekkelNorwegian
  • gros, ciężki, odstręczający, poważny, obleśny, bruttoPolish
  • brutoPortuguese
  • brut, scarbosRomanian
  • валовой, тяжкий, серьёзный, отвратительный, притупленный, брутто, большой, омерзительный, похабный, грубый, гадкий, тучный, неприличный, противныйRussian
  • brútoSlovene
  • obscen, äcklig, tråkig, oanständig, brutto, grov, trist, allvarlig, tjock, fet, gross, svårSwedish
  • iğrençTurkish

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