Gross - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡroʊs|  American pronunciation of the word gross
Brit.  |ɡrəʊs|  British pronunciation of the word gross

noun

- twelve dozen (syn: 144)
- the entire amount of income before any deductions are made (syn: receipts, revenue)

verb

- earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

adjective

- lacking fine distinctions or detail
- repellently fat (syn: porcine)
- visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features) (syn: megascopic)
- without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers(syn: arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter)
- conspicuously and tastelessly indecent(syn: crude, earthy, vulgar)
- conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible(syn: crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, rank)

Examples

They have suffered a gross injustice.

She has a gross habit of chewing on the ends of her hair.

They grossed $50,000 before taxes.

The man was so gross he could hardly get through the door.

The accident was caused by gross negligence.

The firm's gross profit was over a million dollars last year.

His gross remarks made us cringe.

That sandwich looks gross.

The company described reports of environmental disaster as gross exaggeration.

Ooh, gross! I hate spinach!

Lambert was grossly overweight.

Medical records were found to be grossly inadequate.

The movie has already grossed over $10 million.

The company grosses approximately $80 million a year.

What is the gross of your earnings?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: gross
he/she/it: grosses
present participle: grossing
past tense: grossed
past participle: grossed
noun
singular: gross
plural: gross
adjective
comparative: grosser
superlative: grossest
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