gross /ˈgros/ 形容詞
Gross a. [Compar. Grosser superl. Grossest.]
1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large. “A gross fat man.”
A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. --Milton.
4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next. --Macaulay.
6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net.
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.
1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. “The gross of the enemy.”
For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle. --Burke.
2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
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.
adj 1: before any deductions; "gross income" [ant: net]
2: visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical
features) [syn: megascopic]
3: of general aspects or broad distinctions; "the gross details
of the structure appear reasonable"
4: repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man" [syn: porcine]
5: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a
crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of
human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude";
"gross injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: crying(a), egregious,
flagrant, glaring, rank]
6: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a
sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing
villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a),
consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a),
perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a),
7: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language";
"a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of
humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar
gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been
edited" [syn: coarse, crude, earthy, vulgar]
n 1: twelve dozen [syn: 144]
2: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
[syn: revenue, receipts]
v : earn before taxes, expenses, etc.