Meaning of GROSS in English

GROSS

transcription, транскрипция: [ groʊs ]

( grosser, grossest, grosses, grossing, grossed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: The plural of the number is 'gross'.

1.

You use gross to describe something unacceptable or unpleasant to a very great amount, degree, or intensity.

The company were guilty of gross negligence.

...an act of gross injustice.

ADJ : ADJ n

• gross‧ly

Funding of education had been grossly inadequate for years...

She was grossly overweight.

ADV : ADV -ed / adj

2.

If you say that someone’s speech or behaviour is gross , you think it is very rude or unacceptable.

He abused the Admiral in the grossest terms...

I feel disgusted and wonder how I could ever have been so gross.

ADJ [ disapproval ]

3.

If you describe something as gross , you think it is very unpleasant. ( INFORMAL )

They had a commercial on the other night for Drug Free America that was so gross I thought Daddy was going to faint...

He wears really gross holiday outfits.

ADJ [ disapproval ]

4.

If you describe someone as gross , you mean that they are extremely fat and unattractive.

I only resist things like chocolate if I feel really gross.

ADJ : v-link ADJ [ disapproval ]

5.

Gross means the total amount of something, especially money, before any has been taken away.

...a fixed rate account guaranteeing 10.4% gross interest or 7.8% net until October.

ADJ : ADJ n

Gross is also an adverb.

Interest is paid gross, rather than having tax deducted.

...a father earning £20,000 gross a year.

ADV : ADV after v

6.

Gross means the total amount of something, after all the relevant amounts have been added together.

National Savings gross sales in June totalled £709 million.

ADJ : ADJ n

7.

Gross means the total weight of something, including its container or wrapping.

ADJ : ADJ n

8.

If a person or a business grosses a particular amount of money, they earn that amount of money before tax has been taken away. ( BUSINESS )

So far the films have grossed more than £590 million.

VERB : V n

9.

A gross is a group of 144 things.

He ordered twelve gross of the disks.

NUM : usu a / num NUM

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