Meaning of GROSS in English


— grossly , adv. — grossness , n.

/grohs/ , adj., grosser, grossest , n. , pl. gross for 11, grosses for 12, 13; v.


1. without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net ): gross earnings; gross sales.

2. unqualified; complete; rank: a gross scoundrel.

3. flagrant and extreme: gross injustice.

4. indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar: gross remarks.

5. lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.; unrefined.

6. large, big, or bulky.

7. extremely or excessively fat.

8. thick; dense; heavy: gross vegetation.

9. of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.

10. Slang. extremely objectionable, offensive, or disgusting: He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross.


11. a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things. Abbr.: gro.

12. total income from sales, salary, etc., before any deductions (opposed to net ).

13. Obs. the main body, bulk, or mass.


14. to have, make, or earn as a total before any deductions, as of taxes, expenses, etc.: The company grossed over three million dollars last year.

15. gross out , Slang.

a. to disgust or offend, esp. by crude language or behavior.

b. to shock or horrify.

[ 1350-1400; ME gros large (as n., grosse twelve dozen) gross ( us ) thick, coarse ]

Syn. 3. shameful, outrageous, heinous, grievous. See flagrant. 4. low, animal, sensual, broad. 6. massive, great.

Ant. 4. decent. 6. delicate, small.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .