Search Result for "gross":
1. twelve dozen;
[syn: gross, 144]
2. the entire amount of income before any deductions are made;
[syn: gross, revenue, receipts]
1. earn before taxes, expenses, etc.;
1. before any deductions;
- Example: "gross income"
2. lacking fine distinctions or detail;
- Example: "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
3. repellently fat;
- Example: "a bald porcine old man"
[syn: gross, porcine]
4. visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features);
[syn: megascopic, gross]
5. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
- Example: "an arrant fool"
- Example: "a complete coward"
- Example: "a consummate fool"
- Example: "a double-dyed villain"
- Example: "gross negligence"
- Example: "a perfect idiot"
- Example: "pure folly"
- Example: "what a sodding mess"
- Example: "stark staring mad"
- Example: "a thoroughgoing villain"
- Example: "utter nonsense"
- Example: "the unadulterated truth"
[syn: 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;
- Example: "coarse language"
- Example: "a crude joke"
- Example: "crude behavior"
- Example: "an earthy sense of humor"
- Example: "a revoltingly gross expletive"
- Example: "a vulgar gesture"
- Example: "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
[syn: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar]
7. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;
- Example: "a crying shame"
- Example: "an egregious lie"
- Example: "flagrant violation of human rights"
- Example: "a glaring error"
- Example: "gross ineptitude"
- Example: "gross injustice"
- Example: "rank treachery"
[syn: crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. "A gross fat man." --Shak. [1913 Webster] A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate. [1913 Webster] 3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless. [1913 Webster] Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure. [1913 Webster] The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 5. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark. [PJC] 6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium. [1913 Webster] 7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence. [1913 Webster] 8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net. [1913 Webster] 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 weight, or net weight. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. "The gross of the enemy." --Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens. [1913 Webster] 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 dozen. 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. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
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)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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winnings, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrongheaded, yield