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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
gross /groʊs/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est, n., pl.  gross for 11 in Unabridged dictionary., gross•es for 12 in Unabridged dictionary., v. 
adj. 
  1. without or before deductions;
    total (opposed to net ):gross earnings.
  2. flagrant and extreme;
    glaring:[before a noun]gross injustice.
  3. indecent;
    vulgar:gross language.
  4. [Slang.]revolting;
    disgusting:a really gross habit.
  5. extremely or excessively fat.
  6. of or relating to only the broadest or most general considerations.

n. 
  1. Weights and Measures a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things. Abbr.: gro.:[countable]Bring in several gross of the pencils.
  2. [uncountable] total income, profits, etc., before any deductions (opposed to net ).

v. [+ object]
  1. to earn as a total before any deductions:The company grossed over three million dollars last year.
  2. gross out, [Slang.]
    • to disgust or offend: [+ object + out]That food really grossed me out.[+ out + object]He tried to gross out the cheerleaders.
gross•ly, adv. 
gross•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
gross  (grōs),USA pronunciation  adj.,  -er, -est, n., pl.  gross  for 11, gross•es  for 12, 13;
v. 

adj. 
  1. without deductions;
    total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net):gross earnings; gross sales.
  2. unqualified;
    complete;
    rank:a gross scoundrel.
  3. flagrant and extreme:gross injustice.
  4. indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar:gross remarks.
  5. lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.;
    unrefined.
  6. large, big, or bulky.
  7. extremely or excessively fat.
  8. thick;
    dense;
    heavy:gross vegetation.
  9. of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.
  10. Slang Termsextremely objectionable, offensive, or disgusting:He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross.

n. 
  1. Weights and Measuresa group of 12 dozen, or 144, things. Abbr.: gro.
  2. total income from sales, salary, etc., before any deductions (opposed to net).
  3. [Obs.]the main body, bulk, or mass.

v.t. 
  1. to have, make, or earn as a total before any deductions, as of taxes, expenses, etc.:The company grossed over three million dollars last year.
  2. gross out, [Slang.]
    • to disgust or offend, esp. by crude language or behavior.
    • to shock or horrify.
grossly, adv. 
grossness, n. 
  • Late Latin gross(us) thick, coarse
  • Old French gros large (as noun, nominal, grosse twelve dozen)
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged shameful, outrageous, heinous, grievous. See  flagrant. 
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged low, animal, sensual, broad.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged massive, great.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged decent.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged delicate, small.

Gross  (grōs),USA pronunciation n.  Chaim  (khīm),USA pronunciation born 1904, U.S. sculptor and graphic artist, born in Austria.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gross /ɡrəʊs/ adj
  1. repellently or excessively fat or bulky
  2. with no deductions for expenses, tax, etc; total: gross sales, gross income
    Compare net2
  3. (of personal qualities, tastes, etc) conspicuously coarse or vulgar
  4. obviously or exceptionally culpable or wrong; flagrant: gross inefficiency
  5. lacking in perception, sensitivity, or discrimination: gross judgments
  6. (esp of vegetation) dense; thick; luxuriant
interj slang
  1. an exclamation indicating disgust
n
  1. ( pl gross) a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
  2. ( pl grosses) the entire amount
  3. the great majority
vb (transitive)
  1. to earn as total revenue, before deductions for expenses, tax, etc
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French gros large, from Late Latin grossus thick

ˈgrossly adv ˈgrossness n



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