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Dictionary definition for: Gross

1. (n) twelve dozen

2. (v) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

3. (a) before any deductions; "gross income"

4. (n) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

5. (s) visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)

6. (s) of general aspects or broad distinctions; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"

7. (s) repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"

8. (s) 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"

9. (s) 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"

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