Grossness



[grohs] /groʊs/

adjective, grosser, grossest.
1.
without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to 2. ):
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.
noun, plural gross for 11, grosses for 12, 13.
11.
a group of 12 dozen, or 144, things.
Abbreviation: gro.
12.
total income from sales, salary, etc., before any deductions (opposed to 2 (def 5.)).
13.
Obsolete. the main body, bulk, or mass.
verb (used with object)
14.
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.
Verb phrases
15.
gross out, Slang.

/ɡrəʊs/
adjective
1.
repellently or excessively fat or bulky
2.
with no deductions for expenses, tax, etc; total: gross sales, gross income Compare net2 (sense 1)
3.
(of personal qualities, tastes, etc) conspicuously coarse or vulgar
4.
obviously or exceptionally culpable or wrong; flagrant: gross inefficiency
5.
lacking in perception, sensitivity, or discrimination: gross judgments
6.
(esp of vegetation) dense; thick; luxuriant
7.
(obsolete) coarse in texture or quality
8.
(rare) rude; uneducated; ignorant
interjection (slang)
9.
an exclamation indicating disgust
noun
10.
(pl) gross. a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
11.
(pl) grosses

verb (transitive)
12.
to earn as total revenue, before deductions for expenses, tax, etc
n.

“size,” early 15c., from gross + -ness.
adj.

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.
n.

“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.
v.

“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.

adjective

Disgusting; rebarbative; grotty: at this moment (how gross!) blowing kisses into the phone (1958+ Teenagers)

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  • Gross one out

    Disgust or revolt one, as in Chewing gum in church grosses me out, or His explicit language grossed her out. [ ; mid-1900s ]

  • Gross-out

    [grohs-out] /ˈgroʊsˌaʊt/ noun, Slang. 1. something that is disgustingly offensive. modifier : The Animal House gross-out movies are all about groups/ gross-out scenes of the Dalmatian mounting the smaller dog noun Something particularly disgusting; repellent trash: He attempts the ultimate gross-out: ”self-expression” of the kind found in Greenwich Village (1960s+ Teenagers)



  • Gross-profit

    noun 1. gross receipts less the cost of goods or production but before the deduction of such other costs as rent or salaries. noun 1. (accounting) the difference between total revenue from sales and the total cost of purchases or materials, with an adjustment for stock

  • Gross someone out

    verb phrase To disgust or offend, esp with crude and obscene language and behavior: They’re grossing me out, too, you know/ Being a mother really grosses me out (1968+ Teenagers)



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