What is the meaning of gross?


  • Twelve dozen.
  • The entire amount of income before any deductions are made.


  • Earn before taxes, expenses, etc..


  • Before any deductions.
    • usage: "gross income"
  • Lacking fine distinctions or detail.
    • usage: "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  • Repellently fat.
    • usage: "a bald porcine old man"
  • Visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features.
  • Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
    • usage: "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"
  • Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent.
    • usage: "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"
  • Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
    • usage: "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
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