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.
Origin of gross
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Antonyms for gross
Related Words for grossedheavy, hulking, great, overweight, stout, husky, thick, aggregate, entire, total, complete, barnyard, offensive, ribald, callous, foul, raw, rank, rough, dull
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Contemporary Examples of grossed
Draft Day, his Ivan Reitman-directed film about the NFL draft, grossed just $28 million at the domestic box office.
None of her last five movies (with the exception of an Ice Age sequel she voiced) has grossed more than $50 million.
“We got 7,000 kids at ten bucks a head, and grossed $70,000,” Hirschhorn recalls.Oh Yes, He’s The Great Connector: Jason Hirschhorn’s Expertly Curated World
October 17, 2014
All four Steven Spielberg-directed films have grossed a combined $1.9 billion at the global box office.Robert Pattinson as Indiana Jones? Here Are Our Picks to Fill Harrison Ford’s Fedora
June 7, 2014
Sure, some people were grossed out, but those who reacted in disgust got a well-deserved public shaming.It’s About Damn Time for a Gay ‘Bachelor’
May 27, 2014
- the entire amount
- the great majority
Word Origin for gross
mid-14c., "large;" early 15c., "coarse, plain, simple," from Old French gros "big, thick, fat, tall, pregnant; coarse, rude, awkward; ominous, important; arrogant" (11c.), from Late Latin grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical Latin. Said to be unrelated to Latin crassus, which meant the same thing, or to German gross "large," but said by Klein to be cognate with Old Irish bres, Middle Irish bras "big." Its meaning forked in English to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" (1580s) on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" (early 15c.) on the other. Meaning "disgusting" is first recorded 1958 in U.S. student slang, from earlier use as an intensifier of unpleasant things (gross stupidity, etc.). Earlier "coarse in behavior or manners" (1530s) and, of things, "inferior, common" (late 15c.). Gross national product first recorded 1947.
"a dozen dozen," early 15c., from Old French grosse douzaine "large dozen;" see gross (adj.). Earlier as the name of a measure of weight equal to one-eighth of a dram (early 15c.). Sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1520s.
"to earn a total of," 1884, from gross (n.). Related: Grossed; grossing.