Gross average
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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  • gross average — Same as general average …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • gross average — noun : general average …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gross adventure — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gross receipts — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gross weight — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • average — I (midmost) adjective center, centermost, intermediate, mean, mean proportioned, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, middle, middle class, middle grade, middlemost, middling associated concepts: average annual earnings or wages, average capital …   Law dictionary

  • gross — Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as the gross sum, amount, weight opposed to net. State v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • gross — Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as the gross sum, amount, weight opposed to net. State v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • average — A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities. Brisendine v. Skousen Bros., 48 Ariz. 416, 62 P.2d 326, 329. In ordinary usage the term signifies the mean between two or more quantities, measures, or numbers. If …   Black's law dictionary

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