AskDefine | Define gross

Dictionary Definition

gross adj
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]

Noun

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.

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From the gros, from the grossus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Disgusting.
  2. 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
  3. Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.
  4. Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful
    a gross mistake
    gross injustice
    gross negligence
  5. the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.
    gross domestic product
  6. Dull.

Synonyms

Translations

disgusting
coarse, rude, obscene
bulky, fat
serious, flagrant, shameful
whole amount, total
dull

Noun

  1. A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs.
  2. The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.
  3. The bulk, the mass, the masses.

Translations

twelve dozen
total earnings or amount
bulk

Verb

  1. To earn money, not including expenses.
    The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.

Swedish

Noun

gross
  1. A gross, twelve dozen (144).

Extensive Definition

Gross may refer to:
People with the surname Gross:

See also

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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