Gross definition

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So obvious or conspicuous as to cause or heighten offense.

Gross injustice.

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The definition of gross is something that is foul, crude or very bad.

An example of gross is day-old vomit on the ground.

An example of gross is a person who curses every other word.

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Lacking in refinement or perception; insensitive; dull.
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Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude.
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Broad; general.

The gross necessities of life.

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Big or fat and coarse-looking; corpulent; obese.
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Glaring; flagrant; very bad.

A gross miscalculation.

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Vulgar; obscene; coarse.

Gross language.

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(slang) Unpleasant, disgusting, offensive, etc.
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(archaic) Evident; obvious.
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Lacking fine distinctions or specific details.
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Not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
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The entire body or amount, as of income, before necessary deductions have been made.
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A group of 144 items; 12 dozen.
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Unmitigated in any way; utter.

Gross incompetence.

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To earn as a total income or profit before deductions.

The store grossed $10,000 last month.

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Gross is defined as earnings before taxes and expenses, or twelve dozen.

An example of gross is the $400 dollars a person earns making $10 an hour at their full-time job for working 40 hours.

An example of a gross is 144 cupcakes.

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Gross means to earn a certain amount of money before expenses or taxes are taken out.

An example of gross is making $25 for giving a friend a hair cut.

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Overweight; corpulent.
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Exclusive of deductions; total.

Gross profits.

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On a large scale; not fine or detailed.

Gross anatomical similarities; gross motor skills.

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With no deductions; total; entire.

Gross income.

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Lacking fineness, as in texture.
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Overall total, as of income, before deductions are taken.
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Twelve dozen.
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To earn (a specified total amount) before expenses are deducted.
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The total amount of something before various factors deduct from the total. For example, gross revenue, gross sales, and gross income.
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(US, slang) Disgusting.
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A gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.

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The whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.

Gross domestic product.

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Twelve dozen = 144.
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The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.
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The bulk, the mass, the masses.
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To earn money, not including expenses.

The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.

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A surname​, originally a nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros (“large”).
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Disgusting or offensive.

Don't you think slugs are gross? He told a gross joke.

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gross out
  • to disgust, shock, offend, etc.
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in the gross
  • in bulk; as a whole
  • wholesale
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gross
Plural:
grosses

Adjective

Base Form:
gross
Comparative:
grosser
Superlative:
grossest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in the gross

Origin of gross

  • Middle English large from Old French gros from Late Latin grossus thick N., sense 2, Middle English grosse from Old French grosse (douzain) large (dozen) feminine of gros

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gross (“whole, entire", also "flagrant, monstrous”), from Old French gros (“big, thick, large, stour”), from Late Latin grossus (“thick in diameter, coarse”), and Medieval Latin grossus (“great, big”), from Old High German grōz (“big, thick, coarse”), from Proto-Germanic *grautaz (“large, great, thick, coarse grained, unrefined”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (“to fell, put down, fall in”). Cognate with French grossier (“gross”). See also French dialectal grôt, groût (Berry, “large”), and grô (Burgundy, “large”), Dutch groot (“big, large”), German groß (“large”), English great. More at great.

    From Wiktionary