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English Dictionary: gross by the DICT Development Group
4 results for gross
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. before any deductions; "gross income" [ant: net, nett]
  2. lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  3. repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"
    Synonym(s): gross, porcine
  4. visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
    Synonym(s): megascopic, gross
  5. 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"; "the unadulterated truth"
    Synonym(s): 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), unadulterated
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): crude, earthy, gross, vulgar
  7. 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"
    Synonym(s): crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
  1. twelve dozen
    Synonym(s): gross, 144
  2. the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    Synonym(s): gross, revenue, receipts
  1. earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gross \Gross\, a. [Compar. {Grosser}; superl. {Grossest}.] [F.
      gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E.
      crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened.
      Cf. {Engross}, {Grocer}, {Grogram}.]
      1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
            [bd]A gross fat man.[b8] --Shak.
                     A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
      2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
      3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception
            or feeling; dull; witless.
                     Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
      4. Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual
            appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
                     The terms which are delicate in one age become gross
                     in the next.                                       --Macaulay.
      5. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
      6. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
            mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
      7. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
            sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
      {Gross adventure} (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i.
            e., on a mortgage of a ship.
      {Gross average} (Law), that kind of average which falls upon
            the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; --
            commonly called {general average}. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
      {Gross receipts}, the total of the receipts, before they are
            diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; --
            distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.
      {Gross weight} the total weight of merchandise or goods,
            without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; --
            distinguished from {neat, [or] net, weight}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gross \Gross\, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2).
      See {Gross}, a.]
      1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. [bd]The
            gross of the enemy.[b8] --Addison.
                     For the gross of the people, they are considered as
                     a mere herd of cattle.                        --Burke.
      2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
            twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
      {Advowson in gross} (Law), an advowson belonging to a person,
            and not to a manor.
      {A great gross}, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four
      {By the gross}, by the quantity; at wholesale.
      {Common in gross}. (Law) See under {Common}, n.
      {In the gross}, {In gross}, in the bulk, or the undivided
            whole; all parts taken together.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Gross, NE (village, FIPS 20295)
      Location: 42.94676 N, 98.56887 W
      Population (1990): 7 (2 housing units)
      Area: 0.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
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