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From 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.
For the gross of the people, they are considered as
a mere herd of cattle. --Burke.
2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
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
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.
From 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.
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. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a
6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
8. 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 weight, or net weight.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: before any deductions; "gross income" [ant: net,
2: lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of
the structure appear reasonable"
3: repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man" [syn: gross,
4: visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical
features) [syn: megascopic, gross]
5: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
intensifiers; "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" [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),
6: 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" [syn: crude,
earthy, gross, vulgar]
7: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a
crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of
human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross
injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: crying(a), egregious,
flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]
n 1: twelve dozen [syn: gross, 144]
2: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
[syn: gross, revenue, receipts]
v 1: earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
497 Moby Thesaurus words for "gross":
Adamic, Boeotian, C, Circean, Doric, Rabelaisian, abhorrent,
abject, abominable, absolute, adipose, afford, aggregate, all,
all-embracing, all-inclusive, animal, animalistic, arrant, asinine,
atrocious, avails, awful, barbaric, barbarous, barnyard, base,
bawdy, be-all and end-all, beastlike, beastly, beef-brained,
beef-witted, beefy, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt,
bestial, bicentenary, bicentennial, big, big-bellied, blameworthy,
blatant, bloated, blockish, blowzy, bodily, bosomy, bovine,
box office, brawny, bring in, broad, broad-bodied, brutal, brute,
brutish, bulky, bullnecked, burly, buxom, cacophonous, capital,
capital gains, capitalize on, carnal, carnal-minded, cash in on,
cental, centare, centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium,
centigram, centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref,
centrev, centumvir, centumvirate, centurion, century, cheesy,
chubby, chumpish, chunky, classical, clean up, cleanup, clear,
clear profit, cloddish, clumsy, coarse, coarse-grained, coin money,
commercialize, commissions, complete, comprehensive, consummate,
contemptible, corporeal, corpulent, cowish, crass, credit, credits,
cross-grained, crude, crummy, cumbersome, cwt, damned, debased,
decided, definitive, degraded, dense, deplorable, depraved,
despicable, detestable, dire, dirty, disgusting, disposable income,
distended, dividend, dividends, doggerel, doltish, downright,
dreadful, dullard, dumb, dumpy, duncical, duncish, dysphemistic,
earn, earned income, earnings, earthy, egregious, enormous, entire,
entirety, evident, excessive, execrable, exhaustive, exorbitant,
extreme, exuberant, fallen, fat, fattish, fetid, filthy,
filthy lucre, flagrant, fleshly, fleshy, flourishing, forbidding,
foul, frank, full, full-bodied, fulsome, gain, gain by, gains,
gate, gate receipts, gaudy, get, gettings, glaring, gleanings,
graceless, grained, grainy, granular, granulated, grave, great,
grievous, gritty, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts,
gutter, harsh, hateful, heavy, heavyset, hecatomb, hefty, heinous,
hippy, hoard, holistic, horrible, horrid, hundred, hundredweight,
ignoble, immoderate, impenetrable, imposing, improper, impure,
in bad taste, inappropriate, inclusive, income, inconcinnate,
inconcinnous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate,
ineducable, inelegant, infamous, infelicitous, inordinate, intake,
integral, integrated, interest, intolerable, jungled, jungly,
killing, klutzy, lamentable, lapsed, large, lewd, little,
loathsome, long hundred, loud, lousy, low, low-down, lucre, lumpen,
lumpish, lush, lusty, luxuriant, make, make a killing, make money,
make money by, makings, malodorous, mangy, manifest, massive,
material, materialistic, mean, measly, meaty, mephitic,
meretricious, miasmal, miasmic, miserable, monstrous, nasty,
nauseating, neat profit, nefarious, net, net income, net profit,
net receipts, noisome, nonspiritual, notorious, noxious, oafish,
obese, objectionable, objective, obnoxious, obscene, obvious,
odious, offensive, omnibus, one, one C, one and indivisible,
opaque, orgiastic, out-and-out, outlandish, output, outrageous,
outright, overall, overgrown, overrun, overweight, paltry,
paper profits, paunchy, pay, pay off, pelf, percentage, perfect,
perk, perks, perquisite, petty, phenomenal, physical, pickings,
pitiable, pitiful, plain, plump, podgy, poky, ponderous, poor,
pornographic, portly, positive, postlapsarian, potbellied,
precious, proceeds, produce, profit, profits, profound, pronounced,
proper, pudgy, puffy, pursy, rake-off, rank, raw, realize,
realize on, rebarbative, receipt, receipts, receivables,
regrettable, regular, repellent, reprehensible, reptilian,
repugnant, repulsive, return, returns, revenue, revolting, ribald,
riotous, roly-poly, rotten, rotund, rough, royalties, rude, sad,
scabby, scandalous, scatological, schlock, scrubby, scruffy,
scummy, scurvy, sensible, sensual, sesquicentenary,
sesquicentennial, shabby, shameful, shattering, shocking, shoddy,
sickening, small, smutty, sordid, sottish, squalid, square, squat,
squatty, stalwart, stark, stark-staring, stinking, stocky, store,
stout, strapping, stupid, substantial, sum, sum total, superlative,
surpassing, swinish, swollen, take, take in, take-in, takings,
tangible, tasteless, tercentenary, tercentennial, terrible,
the veriest, thick, thick-bodied, thickset, thorough,
thoroughgoing, three-dimensional, too bad, top-heavy, total,
totality, tote, tubby, turn a penny, turn to account,
turn to profit, unbearable, unclean, unconscionable, uncourtly,
uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, undeniable, undignified,
unearned income, unequivocal, uneuphonious, unfelicitous,
ungraceful, universal, unmentionable, unmitigated, unpolished,
unqualified, unrefined, unrelieved, unseemly, unsophisticated,
unspiritual, unspoiled, unteachable, unweeded, unwieldy, utter,
vile, villainous, viscous, vulgar, wealth, weed-choked,
weed-ridden, weedy, weighty, well-fed, whole, winnings, woeful,
worst, worthless, wretched, wrongheaded, yield
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
GROSS. Absolute; entire, not depending on another. Vide Common.
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :
Gross, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 5
Housing Units (2000): 1
Land area (2000): 0.130441 sq. miles (0.337841 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.130441 sq. miles (0.337841 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20295
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.946756 N, 98.569233 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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