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Definition 1: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

(... is a kind of gross ) total admission receipts for an entertainment

(... is a kind of gross ) total admission receipts at a sports event

Definition 2: twelve dozen - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is a kind of ...) an integer equal to or greater than ten

Definition 3: earn before taxes, expenses, etc. - [verb of possession]

(gross is a kind of ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

Definition 4: before any deductions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gross income

(gross is similar to ...) including everything

"the overall cost"

Definition 5: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 6: repellently fat - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bald porcine old man

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is similar to ...) having an (over)abundance of flesh

"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

Definition 7: lacking fine distinctions or detail - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gross details of the structure appear reasonable

(gross is similar to ...) applying to all or most members of a category or group

"the general public" "general assistance" "a general rule" "in general terms" "comprehensible to the general reader"

Definition 8: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is similar to ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 9: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gross or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

Definition 10: visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for gross in the sense of this definition

(gross is similar to ...) capable of being seen; or open to easy view

"a visible object" "visible stars" "mountains visible in the distance" "a visible change of expression" "visible files"

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