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English

Etymology

From the Old French gros, from the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] grossus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

gross (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
gross

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  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.

Synonyms

  • WikiSaurus.png Wikisaurus has an article on “fat” in the sense of “obese”.

Antonyms

  • fine
  • (total before any deductions): net

Translations

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Noun

Singular
gross

Plural
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gross ({{{1}}})
  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.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to gross

Third person singular
gross

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to gross (third-person singular simple present gross, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To earn money, not including expenses.
    The movie grossed three million on the first weekend.

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Swedish

Noun

gross n.

  1. A gross, twelve dozen (144).

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