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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
gross /groʊs/USA pronunciation   adj., -er, -est, n., pl. gross for 11 in Unabridged dictionary ,gross•es for 12 in Unabridged dictionary ,v. 

  1. without or before deductions;
    total (opposed to netnet w="1" h="2" d="1" ):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.

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

v. [+ object]
  1. to earn as a total before any deductions:The company grossed over three million dollars last year.
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 © 2016
gross  (grōs), 
adj., -er, -est, n., pl. gross  for 11,gross•es  for 12, 13;
  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;
    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;
    heavy:gross vegetation.
  9. of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.
  10. Slang Terms[Slang.]extremely objectionable, offensive, or disgusting:He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross.

  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.

  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.
gross out, [Slang.]
    • to disgust or offend, esp. by crude language or behavior.
    • to shock or horrify.
  • Late Latin gross(us) thick, coarse
  • Old French gros large (as noun, nominal, grosse twelve dozen)
  • Middle English 1350–1400
grossly, adv. 
grossness, n. 
3 . shameful, outrageous, heinous, grievous. See flagrant.  4 . low, animal, sensual, broad. 6 . massive, great. 4 . decent. 6 . delicate, small.
Gross  (grōs), 
n.  Chaim  (khīm), 
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
  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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