Definition of Gross

1. Noun. Twelve dozen.

Exact synonyms: 144
Generic synonyms: Large Integer

2. Verb. Earn before taxes, expenses, etc..

3. Adjective. Before any deductions. "Gross income"
Similar to: Overall
Antonyms: Net

4. Noun. The entire amount of income before any deductions are made.
Exact synonyms: Receipts, Revenue
Specialized synonyms: Box Office, Gate
Generic synonyms: Amount, Amount Of Money, Sum, Sum Of Money

5. Adjective. Lacking fine distinctions or detail. "The gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
Similar to: General

6. Adjective. Repellently fat. "A bald porcine old man"
Exact synonyms: Porcine
Similar to: Fat

7. Adjective. Visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features).
Exact synonyms: Megascopic
Similar to: Seeable, Visible

8. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"

9. Adjective. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent. "Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
Exact synonyms: Crude, Earthy, Vulgar
Similar to: Indecent
Derivative terms: Crudeness, Crudity, Grossness, Vulgarity

10. Adjective. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible. "Rank treachery"
Exact synonyms: Crying, Egregious, Flagrant, Glaring, Rank
Similar to: Conspicuous

Definition of Gross

1. a. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.

2. n. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.

Definition of Gross

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=), originally a nickname for a big man, from (etyl enm) (term gros large lang=enm). ¹

2. Adjective. Disgusting. ¹

3. Adjective. Coarse, rude, vulgar, obscene, or impure. ¹

4. Adjective. Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat. ¹

5. Adjective. Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful ¹

6. Adjective. the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions. ¹

7. Adjective. Dull. ¹

8. Noun. A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs. ¹

9. Noun. The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net. ¹

10. Noun. The bulk, the mass, the masses. ¹

11. Verb. To earn money, not including expenses. ¹

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Definition of Gross

1. flagrant [adj GROSSER, GROSSEST] / to earn exclusive of deductions [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: flagrant

Medical Definition of Gross

1. Coarse or large; large enough to be visible to the naked eye. Origin: L. Grossus, thick (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gross

gros point
gross (current term)
gross anatomy
gross domestic product
gross domestic products
gross estate
gross haematuria
gross heating value
gross income
gross incomes
gross lesion
gross margin
gross national product
gross national products

Literary usage of Gross

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. Milton, Cornus, 1. 458. ... It never has the plural form: as, five gross or ten gross.—3. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1877)
"Per gross, $1.35. This exquisite and truly celebrated Pen is the Best Pen No. 15. The Queen. ... Per gross, $1.60. adapted to all kinds of Fine Writing. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1906)
"At 2.30 PM Napoleon, with the Guard, appeared behind Kaja. The fighting was extremely severe, especially round gross- ..."

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