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1    repellently or excessively fat or bulky  
2    with no deductions for expenses, tax, etc.; total  
gross sales, gross income         Compare       net   2       1  
3    (of personal qualities, tastes, etc.) conspicuously coarse or vulgar  
4    obviously or exceptionally culpable or wrong; flagrant  
gross inefficiency     
5    lacking in perception, sensitivity, or discrimination  
gross judgments     
6    (esp. of vegetation) dense; thick; luxuriant  
7    Obsolete   coarse in texture or quality  
8    Rare   rude; uneducated; ignorant  
9    an exclamation indicating disgust  
10    pl   , gross   a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen  
11    pl   , grosses  
a    the entire amount  
b    the great majority  
      vb   tr  
12    to earn as total revenue, before deductions for expenses, tax, etc.,   (See also)        gross out       gross up  
     (C14: from Old French gros large, from Late Latin grossus thick)  
  grossly      adv  
  grossness      n  

great gross  
      n   a unit of quantity equal to one dozen gross (or 1728)  
gross domestic product  
      n   the total value of all goods and services produced domestically by a nation during a year. It is equivalent to gross national product minus net investment incomes from foreign nations,   (Abbrev.)    GDP  
gross national product  
      n   the total value of all final goods and services produced annually by a nation,   (Abbrev.)    GNP  
gross out     (U.S.)  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to cause (a person) to feel distaste or strong dislike for (something)  
2    a person or thing regarded as disgusting or objectionable  
3    disgusting, boring, or objectionable  
gross profit  
      n     (Accounting)   the difference between total revenue from sales and the total cost of purchases or materials, with an adjustment for stock  
gross ton  
      n   another name for long ton: see ton1 (sense 1)  
gross up  
      vb   tr, adv   to increase (net income) to its pretax value  
gross weight  
      n   total weight of an article inclusive of the weight of the container and packaging  
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