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English Dictionary: grosser by the DICT Development Group
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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}.
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