gross1 S3 [grəus US grous] adj
2¦(very bad)¦
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: gros 'big, thick', from Latin grossus]
1.) ¦(TOTAL)¦ [only before noun]
a) a gross sum of money is the total amount before any tax or costs have been taken away
a gross profit of $5 million
gross income/salary/pay etc
a family with gross earnings of just £75 per week
b) a gross weight is the total weight of something, including its wrapping
2.) ¦(VERY BAD)¦ [only before noun]
clearly wrong and unacceptable
gross negligence/misconduct etc
soldiers accused of gross violations of human rights
The company described reports of environmental disaster as gross exaggeration.
gross indecency
(=the crime of doing something that is sexually offensive)
3.) ¦(NASTY)¦
spoken very unpleasant to look at or think about
Ooh, gross! I hate spinach!
4.) ¦(FAT)¦ informal
extremely fat and unattractive
>grossly adv [+ adjective/adverb]
Lambert was grossly overweight .
Medical records were found to be grossly inadequate.
>grossness n [U]
gross 2
gross2 adv
earn £20,000/$30,000 etc gross
to earn £20,000 etc before tax has been taken away
a junior executive earning $50,000 gross
gross 3
gross3 v [T]
to gain an amount as a total profit, or earn it as a total amount, before tax has been taken away
The movie has already grossed over $10 million.
gross out [gross sb<=>out] phr v
AmE spoken to make someone wish they had not seen or been told about something because it is so unpleasant
= ↑disgust
His dirty fingernails really gross me out.
gross 4
gross4 plural gross
a quantity of 144 things
gross of
two gross of candles

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