Chaim [khahym] /xaɪm/ (Show IPA), 1904–1991, U.S. sculptor and graphic artist, born in Austria.
repellently or excessively fat or bulky
with no deductions for expenses, tax, etc; total: gross sales, gross income Compare net2 (sense 1)
(of personal qualities, tastes, etc) conspicuously coarse or vulgar
obviously or exceptionally culpable or wrong; flagrant: gross inefficiency
lacking in perception, sensitivity, or discrimination: gross judgments
(esp of vegetation) dense; thick; luxuriant
(obsolete) coarse in texture or quality
(rare) rude; uneducated; ignorant
an exclamation indicating disgust
(pl) gross. a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
the entire amount
the great majority
to earn as total revenue, before deductions for expenses, tax, etc
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.
Gross (grōs), Samuel David. 1805-1884.
American surgeon and educator who wrote widely influential medical treatises, including A System of Surgery (1859).
Exclusive of deductions, prior to taxation, as in gross income. (Compare net.) Total, aggregate, as in gross domestic product.
Disgusting; rebarbative; grotty: at this moment (how gross!) blowing kisses into the phone (1958+ Teenagers)
adjective (zoology) having bristles
a bristle or seta, especially of a chaetopod. noun (pl) -tae (-tiː) any of the chitinous bristles on the body of such annelids as the earthworm and the lugworm: used in locomotion; a seta
coral of the extinct genus Halysites, from the Ordovician and Silurian periods, consisting of oval, laterally compressed corallites united to form a chainlike structure.
a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain. noun (engineering) a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another noun a mechanical device which transmits power from an engine by means of a moving chain, esp. for a vehicle’s wheels or boat’s propeller; also called chain […]