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Origin of gross

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Old French gros “large” (as noun, grosse “twelve dozen”), from Late Latin gross(us) “thick, coarse”

synonym study for gross

3. See flagrant.

OTHER WORDS FROM gross

Other definitions for gross (2 of 2)

Gross
[ grohs ]
/ groʊs /

noun
Chaim [khahym], /xaɪm/, 1904–1991, U.S. sculptor and graphic artist, born in Austria.
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British Dictionary definitions for gross

Derived forms of gross

grossly, adverbgrossness, noun

Word Origin for gross

C14: from Old French gros large, from Late Latin grossus thick
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Cultural definitions for gross

gross

Exclusive of deductions, prior to taxation, as in gross income. (Compare net.) Total, aggregate, as in gross domestic product.

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