1 before any deductions; "gross income" [ant: net]
2 visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features) [syn: megascopic]
3 of general aspects or broad distinctions; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
4 repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man" [syn: porcine]
5 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" [syn: crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, rank]
6 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" [syn: 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)]
7 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" [syn: coarse, crude, earthy, vulgar]
1 twelve dozen [syn: 144]
2 the entire amount of income before any deductions are made [syn: revenue, receipts] v : earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
- Rhymes: -əʊs
- 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. — 1874: Dodsley et al., A Select Collection of Old English Plays
- Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.
- Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful
- a gross mistake
- gross injustice
- gross negligence
- gross injustice
- a gross mistake
- the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.
coarse, rude, obscene
serious, flagrant, shameful
total earnings or amount
- To earn money, not including expenses.
- The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.
Gross may refer to:
- Gross (economics), before deductions (brutto)
- Gross (unit), a counting unit equal to 144
- Gross examination, in anatomical pathology, identification of disease with the naked eye
- Gross realm, in mysticism, the physical realm
- "Gross", a slang term meaning "disgusting" or "grotesque"
- Gross, Nebraska, a US village
- Gross!, a television show on Discovery Channel
People with the surname Gross:
gross in Danish: gros
gross in German: Groß
gross in French: gross
gross in Hebrew: גרוס
gross in Japanese: グロス
gross in Polish: gros
gross in Russian: Гросс
gross in Slovenian: gros
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