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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

GROSS, properly thick, bulky, the meaning of the Late Lat. grossus. The Latin word has usually been taken as cognate with crassus, thick, but this is now doubted. It also appears not to be connected with the Ger. gross, a Teutonic word represented in English by "great." Apart from its direct meaning, and such figurative senses as coarse, vulgar or flagrant, the chief uses are whole, entire, without deduction, as opposed to "net," or as applied to that which is sold in bulk as opposed to "retail" (cf. "grocer" and "engrossing"). As a unit of tale, "gross" equals 12 dozen, 144, sometimes known as "small gross," in contrast with "great gross," i.e. 12 gross, 144 dozen. As a technical expression in English common law, "in gross" is applied to an incorporeal hereditament attached to the person of an owner, in contradistinction to one which is appendant or appurtenant, that is, attached to the ownership of land (see Commons).


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also gross

Contents

English

Proper noun

Singular
Gross

Plural
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Gross

  1. A surname, originally a nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros (large).

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /groːs/

Noun

Gross n. (plural: Grosse or Gross)

  1. Alternative spelling of Gros.

Proper noun

Gross

  1. A surname.

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