—adj. 1. without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net): gross earnings; gross sales. 2. unqualified; complete; rank: a gross scoundrel. 3. flagrant and extreme: gross injustice. 4. indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar: gross remarks. 5. lacking in refinement, good manners, education, etc.; unrefined.
6. large, big, or bulky.
7. extremely or excessively fat.
8. thick; dense; heavy: gross vegetation. 9. of or concerning only the broadest or most general considerations, aspects, etc.
10. Slang.extremely objectionable, offensive, or disgusting: He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross.
—n. 1. a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things. Abbr.: gro.
2. total income from sales, salary, etc., before any deductions (opposed to net).
3. Obs.the main body, bulk, or mass.
—v.t. 1. to have, make, or earn as a total before any deductions, as of taxes, expenses, etc.: The company grossed over three million dollars last year. 2. gross out,Slang. a. to disgust or offend, esp. by crude language or behavior.
b. to shock or horrify.
Pronunciation: (grōs),[key] —n. Chaim Pronunciation: (khīm),[key] born 1904, U.S. sculptor and graphic artist, born in Austria.