Gross

Definition of Gross

a.1.Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
A gross body of horse under the Duke.
- Milton.
2.Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
3.Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
- Milton.
4.Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next.
- Macaulay.
5.Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark.
6.Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
7.Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
8.Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; - opposed to net.
Gross adventure
(Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i. e., on a mortgage of a ship.
Gross average
(Law) that kind of average which falls upon the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; - commonly called general average.
Gross receipts
the total of the receipts, before they are diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; - distinguished from net profits.
- Bouvier.
Gross weight
the total weight of merchandise or goods, without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; - distinguished from neat weight, or net weight.
- Abbott.
n.1.The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.
For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle.
- Burke.
2.The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
Advowson in gross
(Law) an advowson belonging to a person, and not to a manor.
A great gross
twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four dozen.
By the gross
by the quantity; at wholesale.
Common in gross
(Law) See under Common, n.
In the gross
in the bulk, or the undivided whole; all parts taken together.

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