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Main Entry: 1gross
Pronunciation: primarystressgromacrs
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English gros, gross "large, thick, easy to see or understand," from early French gros "thick, coarse," from Latin grossus (same meaning)
1 a : very obvious : GLARING <a gross error> b : SHAMEFUL 1 <gross injustice>
2 : 1BIG 2a, bulky; especially : excessively fat
3 : consisting of a whole before any deductions <gross earnings>
4 : COARSE 5, vulgar <gross language>
5 : causing disgust or distaste
- gross·ly adverb
- gross·ness noun


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