Definition of gross noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gross

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡrəʊs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡroʊs//
     
     
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  1. 1(pl. gross) a group of 144 things two gross of apples to sell something by the gross
  2. 2(grosses) (especially US English) a total amount of money earned by something, especially a film/movie, before any costs are taken away
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘thick, massive, bulky’): from Old French gros, grosse ‘large’, from late Latin grossus.
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