You use gross to describe something unacceptable or unpleasant to a very great amount, degree, or intensity. The company were guilty of gross negligence. an act of gross injustice. + grossly gross·ly Funding of education had been grossly inadequate for years She was grossly overweight
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "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 thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"
Used to describe the total of an amount before tax or other deductions are made For example with a salary before Income Tax and National Insurance are deducted or for mortgage interest before tax relief is deducted
disapproval If you describe something as gross, you think it is very unpleasant. They had a commercial on the other night for Drug Free America that was so gross I thought Daddy was going to faint He wears really gross holiday outfits
The payment of any form of income (interest or dividend payout) without the prior deduction of tax Errol Flynn knew all about 'gross': "My problem is reconciling my gross habits with my net income " Also, see net profit
GEN MW Total number of megawatt hours of electricity generated that hour A megawatt hour is one megawatt of power generated for one hour It is equal to 1000 kilowatt hours or 1,000,000 watt hours One megawatt hour will light a total of 10,000 light bulbs rated at 100 watts for 1 hour
Gross means the total amount of something, especially money, before any has been taken away. a fixed rate account guaranteeing 10.4% gross interest or 7.8% net until October. Gross is also an adverb. Interest is paid gross, rather than having tax deducted. a father earning £20,000 gross a year
The collective name for twelve twelve-man units in the Yeoman Army or Militia It is referred to specifically as a grossmarch in the infantry, a grossbrace in archery units, and a grosslance in cavalry units The twelve elected Yeomen in the gross in turn elect a Serjeant to lead it
is a name element in GEMIS of processes with combined heat & power (CHP), but for which no credit for the cogenerated couple product is given, i e no allocation In GEMIS 4 0 there is now a switch to set all cogeneration processes into the "gross" mode, so that all credits for all processes are ignored when a life-cycle computation is performed
on a large scale; not to be confused with the common term for "yucky " "Grossly normal," means "after less than in-depth inspection, this appears to be normal " "Gross anatomy" refers to the study of organs as they appear to the naked eye, without the benefit of a microscope
disapproval If you say that someone's speech or behaviour is gross, you think it is very rude or unacceptable. He abused the Admiral in the grossest terms I feel disgusted and wonder how I could ever have been so gross
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"
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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