What does gross mean?

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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.

GCIDE

  1. Gross(a.)

    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. gross(Noun)

    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. 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.

    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. gross(Noun)

    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. gross(Verb)

    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. gross(Adjective)

    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. 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 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. gross(Adjective)

    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. gross(Adjective)

    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. gross(Adjective)

    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. gross(Adjective)

    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. Gross(ProperNoun)

    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. Gross(ProperNoun)

    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. Gross(adj)

    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.]

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

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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. Pinterest Inc on Tuesday:

    Our cost of revenue has generally grown with users rather than revenue, which in this environment puts some pressure on gross margins.

  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. Chief Executive Kamil Ziegler:

    If there is a law saying the GGR (gross gaming revenue tax) will be 35 percent, it's not a question of accepting or not accepting it. This is the law, of course, this 35 percent is by far the largest GGR tax in Europe.

  4. Chief Executive Steve Rowe:

    There's a balance between gross margin, pricing, promotions and making sure we've got absolutely competitive values in the high street.

  5. Bob Menendez:

    President Obama's actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government, trading Mr. Gross for three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.

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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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    • A. lacerate
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