Gross in a sentence as a noun

Lots of talk about the gross money coming in.

Having >50% gross profit is on par for low-scale, specialty products.

Best Buy is a public company and is required to account for this difference, which is its gross margin.

It's a bit gross to reference Ben Horowitz, to try to make this seem like a "classic" startup moment that every startup goes through.

Gross in a sentence as a verb

A surprisingly well-written tech article for a source like CNN: clear to non-technical people, and yet not chock full of gross inaccuracies.

If there's anything that requires "disruption," it's the disgustingly gross excess of the text messaging business model.

Apture provided a horrible mechanism that breaks browsers and violates common "web ui standards" and created gross privacy leaks.

Some context/perspective on the Austrian employment situation:* Salaries are typically quoted per month, but there is a bonus of 2 months's salary paid per year, so yearly gross is 14 x monthly.

Gross in a sentence as an adjective

Additionally, you periodically check the accumulated micros against a macro model and correct gross deviations.

What if Becquerel put his photographic plate and uranium rock in a drawer, saw anomalous results, and did not report on them on fear that perhaps somehow the plates were exposed in some other manner?The point is that barring gross negligence or fraud, scientists should be encouraged to share results that perhaps are inexplicable or against current thinking.

Gross definitions


twelve dozen


the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

See also: revenue receipts


earn before taxes, expenses, etc.


before any deductions; "gross income"


lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"


repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"

See also: porcine


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

See also: megascopic


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"; "the unadulterated truth"


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"

See also: crude earthy vulgar


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"

See also: egregious flagrant glaring rank