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gross

  
  ( grosser    comparative)   ( grossest    superlative)   ( grosses    3rd person present)   ( grossing    present participle)   ( grossed    past tense & past participle  )
The plural of the number is gross.     
1       adj   You use gross to describe something unacceptable or unpleasant to a very great amount, degree, or intensity.  
ADJ n  
The company were guilty of gross negligence., ...an act of gross injustice.     
  grossly      adv   ADV -ed/adj  
Funding of education had been grossly inadequate for years..., She was grossly overweight.     
2       adj   If you say that someone's speech or behaviour is gross, you think it is very rude or unacceptable.,   (disapproval)    He abused the Admiral in the grossest terms..., I feel disgusted and wonder how I could ever have been so gross.     
3       adj   If you describe something as gross, you think it is very unpleasant.  
INFORMAL, disapproval   They had a commercial on the other night for Drug Free America that was so gross I thought Daddy was going to faint..., He wears really gross holiday outfits.     
4       adj   If you describe someone as gross, you mean that they are extremely fat and unattractive.  
v-link ADJ     (disapproval)    I only resist things like chocolate if I feel really gross.     
5       adj   Gross means the total amount of something, especially money, before any has been taken away.  
ADJ n  
...a fixed rate account guaranteeing 10.4% gross interest or 7.8% net until October.     
      Gross is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
Interest is paid gross, rather than having tax deducted., ...a father earning £20,000 gross a year.     
6       adj   Gross means the total amount of something, after all the relevant amounts have been added together.  
ADJ n  
National Savings gross sales in June totalled £709 million.     
7       adj   Gross means the total weight of something, including its container or wrapping.  
ADJ n  
8       verb   If a person or a business grosses a particular amount of money, they earn that amount of money before tax has been taken away.     (BUSINESS)  
So far the films have grossed more than £590 million.      V n  
9       num   A gross is a group of 144 things.  
usu a/num NUM  
He ordered twelve gross of the disks.     


gross domestic product        ( gross domestic products    plural  ) A country's gross domestic product is the total value of all the goods it has produced and the services it has provided in a particular year, not including its income from investments in other countries.     (BUSINESS)      n-var   (=GDP)  
gross national product        ( gross national products    plural  ) A country's gross national product is the total value of all the goods it has produced and the services it has provided in a particular year, including its income from investments in other countries.     (BUSINESS)      n-var  
(=GNP)  
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gross

  

      adj  
1    big, bulky, corpulent, dense, fat, great, heavy, hulking, large, lumpish, massive, obese, overweight, thick  
2    aggregate, before deductions, before tax, entire, total, whole  
3    coarse, crude, improper, impure, indecent, indelicate, lewd, low, obscene, offensive, ribald, rude, sensual, smutty, unseemly, vulgar, X-rated     (informal)  
4    apparent, arrant, blatant, downright, egregious, flagrant, glaring, grievous, heinous, manifest, obvious, outrageous, plain, rank, serious, shameful, sheer, shocking, unmitigated, unqualified, utter  
5    boorish, callous, coarse, crass, dull, ignorant, imperceptive, insensitive, tasteless, uncultured, undiscriminating, unfeeling, unrefined, unsophisticated  
      vb  
6    bring in, earn, make, rake in     (informal)   take  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    delicate, little, petite, slim, small, svelte, thin  
2    net  
3    decent, delicate, proper, pure  
4    partial, qualified  
5    cultivated, elegant  
      vb   clear, net  

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