gross ADJECTIVE 1) unattractively large or bloated. 2) vulgar; unrefined. 3) informal very unpleasant; repulsive. 4) complete; blatant: a gross exaggeration. 5) (of income, profit, or interest) without deduction of tax or other contributions; total. Often contrasted with NET(Cf. ↑net). 6) (of weight) including contents or other variable items; overall.
ADVERB without tax or other contributions having been deducted.
VERB 1) produce or earn (an amount of money) as gross profit or income. 2) (gross up) add deductions such as tax to (a net amount). 3) (gross out) informal, chiefly N. Amer. disgust (someone) with repulsive behaviour or appearance.
NOUN 1) (pl. same) an amount equal to twelve dozen; 144. 2) (pl. grosses) a gross profit or income.
DERIVATIVES grossly adverb grossness noun.
ORIGIN Old French gros 'large' , from Latin grossus; sense 1 of the noun is from French grosse douzaine 'large dozen' .

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