gross gross  /ˈɡroʊs/


  1. (n) twelve dozen
  2. (n) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
  3. (v) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
  4. (adj) before any deductions
  5. (adj) lacking fine distinctions or detail
  6. (adj) repellently fat
  7. (adj) visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
  8. (adj) without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  9. (adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
  10. (adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

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  1. The one semifizzle among superpricey films: Terminator Salvation, whose $370 million worldwide gross means that, after costs, it will just about make back its $200 million budget.
  2. Few capitalistic ventures can rival the return on invest ment of a movie megabit, and National Lampoon's Animal House is, in more ways than one, a gross example.


  1. Everything Bill Gross Recommended At Barron's January Roundtable Has Lost Money

    Despite elevated volatility in recent weeks, the stock market has rewarded investors who embraced risk in the U.S. since the beginning of the year. And it's worth noting that of the panelists, only PIMCO's Bill Gross saw all of his recommendations lose value.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. PIMCO's Gross says Fed won't raise rates significantly

    Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of PIMCO and manager of the world's largest mutual fund, said Friday the Federal Reserve is not likely to raise interest rates anytime soon and that he sees intermediate-term ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. BILL GROSS: 'It's Important For Investors To Remember Why They Own Bonds In The First Place'

    Despite the recent bond fund carnage, PIMCO's Bill Gross think investors need to remember why the own bonds and remember that they should have a flexible fixed income strategy.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "Real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly," Bernanke said in testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee. "A recession is possible."
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

  2. "At a time when net farm income is projected to increase by more than $28 billion in one year, the American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize that group of farmers who have adjusted gross incomes of up to $1.5 million," Bush said....
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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