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Adjective: gross (grosser,grossest)  grows
  1. Before any deductions
    "gross income"
  2. Lacking fine distinction or details
    "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  3. Repellently fat
    "a bald gross old man";
    - porcine
  4. Visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
    - megascopic
  5. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    "a revoltingly gross expletive";
    - crude, earthy, vulgar, ripe
  6. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    "gross ineptitude";
    - crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, rank
  7. Without qualification; used informally as an (often pejorative) intensifier
    "gross negligence";
    - arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated, rigorous
Noun: gross  grows
  1. Twelve dozen
    - 144
  2. The entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    - revenue, receipts
Verb: gross  grows
  1. Earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

Derived forms: grosses, grosser, grossing, grossed, grossest

See also: conspicuous, fat, general, indecent, overall, seeable, unmitigated, visible

Type of: amount, amount of money, bring in, clear, earn, gain, large integer, make, pull in, realise [Brit], realize, sum, sum of money, take in

Antonym: net

Encyclopedia: Gross, NE