Define: Gross

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Gross


Quick Summary of Gross


Before making deductions.



What is the dictionary definition of Gross?

Dictionary Definition


  • (of income, profit, or interest) without deduction of tax or other contributions; total.
  • without tax or other contributions having been deducted.
  • produce or earn (an amount of money) as gross profit or income.
  • a gross profit or income.

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Examples of Gross in a sentence


the gross amount of the gift was £1,000

the box office grosses mounted



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Gross are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.