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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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.  Thick;  dense;  not  attenuated;  as  a  gross  medium. 
 
  6.  Great;  palpable;  serious;  vagrant;  shameful;  as  a  gross 
  mistake;  gross  injustice;  gross  negligence. 
 
  7.  Whole;  entire;  total;  without  deduction;  as  the  gross 
  sum,  or  gross  amount,  the  gross  weight;  --  opposed  to 
  {net.} 
 
  {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,  or  net,  weight}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gross 
  adj  1:  before  any  deductions;  "gross  income"  [ant:  {net}] 
  2:  visible  to  the  naked  eye  (especially  of  rocks)  [syn:  {megascopic}] 
  3:  of  general  aspects  or  broad  distinctions;  "the  gross  details 
  of  the  structure  appear  reasonable" 
  4:  repellently  fat;  "a  bald  porcine  old  man"  [syn:  {porcine}] 
  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"  [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)}] 
  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:  {coarse},  {crude},  {earthy},  {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},  {rank}] 
  n  1:  twelve  dozen  [syn:  {144}] 
  2:  the  entire  amount  of  income  before  any  deductions  are  made 
  [syn:  {revenue},  {receipts}] 
  v  :  earn  before  taxes,  expenses,  etc 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  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) 




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