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Definitions of gross

  1. 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"
  2. earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
  3. twelve dozen
  4. repellently fat; " a bald porcine old man"
  5. of general aspects or broad distinctions; " the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  6. visible to the naked eye ( especially of rocks and anatomical features)
  7. before any deductions; " gross income"
  8. Dull; stupid.
  9. Grossness.
  10. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
  11. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
  12. Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
  13. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
  14. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
  15. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.
  16. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
  17. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; - opposed to net.
  18. Bulky; thick; coarse; rude; indelicate; flagrant; as, gross errors; dull; heavy; dense; whole; total; opposite to net.
  19. Twelve dozen; mass; entire amount.
  20. Grossly.
  21. Coarse: rough: dense: palpable: whole: coarse in mind: stupid: sensual: obscene.
  22. The main bulk: the whole taken together: a great hundred, i. e., twelve dozen.
  23. Coarse; large; palpable; obscene.
  24. The main bulk; whole sum; twelve dozen.
  25. Large and coarse; glaring, as a fault.
  26. Entire.
  27. Indelicate; obscene.
  28. Twelve dozen, as a unit.
  29. The greater part; mass; entire amount.
  30. Thick; bulky; corpulent; coarse; rough; vulgar; sensual; obscene; impure; unrefined; great; palpable; enormous; shameful; stupid; total.
  31. The main body; the bulk; twelve dozen. In the gross, or by the gross, the whole undivided; all parts taken together. Gross- weight, the weight of goods with the cask, or whatever contains them. Villein in gross, a servile person who belonged to the lord, and was at his disposal the same as any other goods or chattels.
  32. Thick; fat; corpulent; coarse; rude; indelicate; impure; unrefined; great, as gross ignorance; whole or entire.
  33. The number of twelve dozen: great gross, 112 gross.
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Usage examples for gross

  1. But your price per gross? – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. " Five hundred gross," the little man hastened to explain. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. " The truth is, that anger at a gross injustice, which has just come to my knowledge, drove me from my books and sad family papers, in the room beneath the roof of our good Widow Shanks. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  4. There are two gross errors in that last speech. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  5. As the terms of the settlement included compensation for injuries suffered by our fishermen at Aspee Bay, there has been retained from the gross award a sum which is deemed adequate for those claims. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. When she had gone Strachinsky shrugged his shoulders, sighed as if gross injustice had been done him, and retired to his room to make a list of the names of all those whom he wished notified of the death. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  7. How gross must the act be? – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  8. Between His material gross companion and Himself, who was the arbiter? – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  9. Dick's blood was up, as indeed seemed natural enough under so gross an insult, and he was all for fighting now, right or wrong. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  10. Clemens himself, reading it for the first time in nearly thirty years, said: I find it gross, coarse- well, I needn't go on with particulars. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  11. I am far from affecting a foreign Word when we have as good a one of our own, much less when we have a better; and Attitude and Contrast may be supplied by Posture and Opposition, if the Reader pleases; out the former was used for Decorum sake, the idea being too gross when in an English Dress. – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  12. He determined to make the most of this incident, for his impression was that her mind was already in revolt against the gross improbability of her sister having dwelt on it to a new acquaintance in the Colony. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. The inhabitants are remarkably gross, and remarkably neglected: I know not if they are visited by any Minister. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  14. Further,- This view implies a strange blending of gross error- viz. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  15. Most think that the gross of the French fleete are gone home again. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. The gross form of it is impossible to us; but the need for aid from sense, the dependence on art for wings to our devotion, which is a growing danger to- day, is only the modern form of the same dislike of a purely spiritual religion which sent these people dancing round their calf. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  17. Presently he heard the judge's heavy, shuffling step as he came up the path from the road, and a moment later his gross bulk of body filled the doorway. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
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