1. Before any deductions.
2. Of general aspects or broad distinctions.
3. Repellently fat; SYN. porcine.
(1964-) German swimmer who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He has also won gold medals at the World and European Championships.
Gross won a record six gold medals at the 1985 European Championships. He is known as “the albatross” because of his exceptional arm span.
100 meters butterfly 1984
200 meters butterfly 1988
200 meters freestyle 1984
200 meters butterfly 1982, 1986
200 meters freestyle 1982, 1986
100 meters butterfly 1983, 1985
200 meters butterfly 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
200 meters freestyle 1983, 1985
ETYM French gros, grosse. Related to Gross.
(Irregular plural: gross).
1. The entire amount of income before any deductions are made; SYN. revenue, receipts.
2. Twelve dozen.
A particular figure or price, calculated before the deduction of specific items such as commission, discounts, interest, and taxes. The opposite is net.
Village in Nebraska (USA).
To earn before taxes, expenses, etc.