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Meaning & Definition of Gross in English

English

Gross

/groʊs/

noun

1. Twelve dozen

    synonym:
  • gross
  • ,
  • 144

2. The entire amount of income before any deductions are made

    synonym:
  • gross
  • ,
  • revenue
  • ,
  • receipts

verb

1. Earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

    synonym:
  • gross

adjective

1. Before any deductions

  • "Gross income"
    synonym:
  • gross

2. Lacking fine distinctions or detail

  • "The gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
    synonym:
  • gross

3. Repellently fat

  • "A bald porcine old man"
    synonym:
  • gross
  • ,
  • porcine

4. Visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)

    synonym:
  • megascopic
  • ,
  • gross

5. Without qualification

  • Used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • "An arrant fool"
  • "A complete coward"
  • "A consummate fool"
  • "A double-dyed villain"
  • "Gross negligence"
  • "A perfect idiot"
  • "Pure folly"
  • "What a sodding mess"
  • "Stark staring mad"
  • "A thoroughgoing villain"
  • "Utter nonsense"
  • "The unadulterated truth"
    synonym:
  • arrant(a)
  • ,
  • complete(a)
  • ,
  • consummate(a)
  • ,
  • double-dyed(a)
  • ,
  • everlasting(a)
  • ,
  • gross(a)
  • ,
  • perfect(a)
  • ,
  • pure(a)
  • ,
  • sodding(a)
  • ,
  • stark(a)
  • ,
  • staring(a)
  • ,
  • thoroughgoing(a)
  • ,
  • utter(a)
  • ,
  • unadulterated

6. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

  • "Coarse language"
  • "A crude joke"
  • "Crude behavior"
  • "An earthy sense of humor"
  • "A revoltingly gross expletive"
  • "A vulgar gesture"
  • "Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
    synonym:
  • crude
  • ,
  • earthy
  • ,
  • gross
  • ,
  • vulgar

7. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

  • "A crying shame"
  • "An egregious lie"
  • "Flagrant violation of human rights"
  • "A glaring error"
  • "Gross ineptitude"
  • "Gross injustice"
  • "Rank treachery"
    synonym:
  • crying(a)
  • ,
  • egregious
  • ,
  • flagrant
  • ,
  • glaring
  • ,
  • gross
  • ,
  • rank

Examples of using

Ew! That's so gross!
That bug is gross.
You saved all your baby teeth in this matchbox? That's gross!