In gross
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. [1913 Webster]

For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Advowson in gross — 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. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common in gross — 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. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common in gross — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In the gross — 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. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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