adjective, gross·er, gross·est.
noun, plural gross for 11, gross·es for 12, 13.
verb (used with object)
- to disgust or offend, especially by crude language or behavior.
- to shock or horrify.
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World GDP (including North Pole toyshop gross output) is $84.97 trillion.
In its opening weekend the movie Heaven Is For Real (budget: $12 million) doubled its gross.
The sex workers I spoke with rightly call it “vile,” “gross,” “terrifying,” and “exploitative.”To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The film was made with a reported $90 million but imploded with a $39 million domestic gross.
Listen up, commuters—your public transit rides are about to get a lot less gross!
It is generally a gross approximation of the conception of the Infinite Being to the likeness of man.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance|John Foster
Gross and animal, no doubt it is, but not the less really pleasant, as every Irishman and many an Englishman knows well enough.Yeast: A Problem|Charles Kingsley
This sponge will absorb readily the gross impurities of the water, and can easily be taken out and cleaned once or twice a week.
The reports of the inspectors disclosed gross abuses, not only in the smaller county jails but in Newgate itself.The Political History of England - Vol XI|George Brodrick
The internal policy of that body precluded the possibility of gross misconduct.Letters from Spain|Joseph Blanco White
British Dictionary definitions for gross
- the entire amount
- the great majority