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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gross a. [Compar. Grosser superl. Grossest.]
 1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large. “A gross fat man.”
    A gross body of horse under the Duke.   --Milton.
 2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
 3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
    Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.   --Milton.
 4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
    The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next.   --Macaulay.
 6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
 7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
 8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net.
 Gross adventure Law the loan of money upon bottomry, i. e., on a mortgage of a ship.
 Gross average Law, that kind of average which falls upon the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; -- commonly called general average. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
 Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; -- distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.
 Gross weight the total weight of merchandise or goods, without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; -- distinguished from neat weight,  or net weight.