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Definition of Gross
GrossGross Gross, a. [Compar. Grosser; superl. Grossest.] [F.
gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E.
crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened.
Cf. Engross, Grocer, Grogram.]
1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
``A gross fat man.' --Shak.
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.
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.
5. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
6. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
7. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
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, or net, weight. GrossGross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2).
See Gross, a.]
1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. ``The gross
of the enemy.' --Addison.
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
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. GrosGros Gros, n. [F. See Gross.]
A heavy silk with a dull finish; as, gros de Naples; gros de
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