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. [1913 Webster]

A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate. [1913 Webster]

3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless. [1913 Webster]

Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure. [1913 Webster]

The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark. [PJC]

6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium. [1913 Webster]

7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence. [1913 Webster]

8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to {net.} [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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