- gross used 4 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G3975 Used 2 times
GROSS, adjective [Latin crassus.]
1. Thick; bulky; particularly applied to animals; fat; corpulent; as a gross man; a gross body.
2. Coarse; rude; rough; not delicate; as gross sculpture.
3. Coarse, in a figurative sense; rough; mean; particularly, vulgar; obscene; indelicate; as gross language; gross jests.
4. Thick; large; opposed to fine; as wood or stone of a gross grain.
5. Impure; unrefined; as gross sensuality.
6. Great; palpable; as a gross mistake; gross injustice.
7. Coarse; large; not delicate; as gross features.
8. Thick; dense; not attenuated; not refined or pure; as a gross medium of sight; gross air; gross elements.
9. Unseemly; enormous; shameful; great; as gross corruptions; gross vices.
10. Stupid; dull.
Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
11. Whole; entire; as the gross sum, or gross amount, as opposed to a sum consisting of separate or specified parts.
GROSS, noun The main body; the chief part; the bulk; the mass; as the gross of the people. [We now use bulk.]
1. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as a gross of bottles. It never has the plural form. We say, five gross or ten gross
In the gross in gross in the bulk, or the whole undivided; all parts taken together.
By the gross in a like sense.
GROSS weight, is the weight of merchandize or goods, with the dust and dross, the bag, cask, chest, etc., in which they are contained, for which an allowance is to be made of tare and tret. This being deducted, the remainder or real weight is denominated neat or net weight. gross weight has lately been abolished in Connecticut by statute, May, 1827.
In English law, a villain in gross was one who did not belong to the land, but immediately to the person of the lord, and was transferrable by deed, like chattels, from one owner to another.
Advowson in gross an advowson separated from the property of a manor, and annexed to the person of its owner.
Common in gross is common annexed to a man's person, and not appurtenant to land.
GROSSBEAK, noun A fowl of the genus Loxia, of several species. The bill is convex above and very thick at the base, from which circumstance it takes its name.
GROSS-HEADED, adjective Having a thick skull; stupid.
GROSSLY, adverb In bulky or large parts; coarsely. This matter is grossly pulverized.
1. Greatly; palpably; enormously; as, this affair has been grossly misrepresented.
2. Greatly; shamefully; as grossly criminal.
3. Coarsely; without refinement or delicacy; as language grossly vulgar.
4. Without art or skill.
GROSSNESS, noun Thickness; bulkiness; corpulence; fatness; applied to animal bodies.
1. Thickness; spissitude; density; as the grossness of vapors.
2. Coarseness; rudeness; want of refinement or delicacy; vulgarity; as the grossness of language; the grossness of wit.
Abhor the swinish grossness that delights to wound the ear of delicacy.
3. Greatness; enormity; as the grossness of vice.
GROSS'ULAR, adjective Pertaining to or resembling a gooseberry; as grossular garnet.
GROSS'ULAR, noun A rare mineral of the garnet kind, so named from its green color.