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(1)   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"
(2)   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"
(3)   Repellently fat
"A bald porcine old man"
(4)   Lacking fine distinctions or detail
"The gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
(5)   Visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
(6)   Before any deductions
"Gross income"


(7)   The entire amount of income before any deductions are made
(8)   Twelve dozen


(9)   Earn before taxes, expenses, etc.


From the , from the , a different word from Latin , of which it has been supposed to be a corruption.


  1. Disgusting.
  2. Coarse, rude, vulgar, obscene, or impure.
    But man to know God is a difficulty, except by a mean he himself inure, which is to know God’s creatures that be: at first them that be of the grossest nature, and then [...] them that be more pure. — 1874: Dodsley et al., A Select Collection of Old English Plays
  3. Great, large, palpable, bulky, or fat.
  4. Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful
    a gross mistake
    gross injustice
    gross negligence
  5. the whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.
    gross domestic product
  6. Dull.


  1. A unit of amount = twelve dozen = 144 pcs.
  2. The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.
  3. The bulk, the mass, the masses.


  1. To earn money, not including expenses.
    The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.