What does gross mean?

Definitions for gross

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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.


  1. Gross(a.)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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)


  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

  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)


  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

  10. Origin: [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.]


  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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  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. Nina Shea:

    This is de facto discrimination and a gross injustice.

  2. Tammo Diemer:

    As a result, the gross capital requirement will be higher.

  3. Kati Piri:

    Gross human rights violations are happening on both sides.

  4. Horatio Mihet:

    This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child.

  5. Christine Hyatt:

    My daughter told me that it was gross, but they deserve it.

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Translations for 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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