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  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}. 




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