great gross

noun
a cardinal number equal to one dozen gross
Syn: ↑1728
Hypernyms: ↑large integer

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noun
: a unit of quantity equal to 12 gross

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a unit of quantity equivalent to 12 gross. Abbr.: GGR
[1525-35]

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great gross noun
A unit of quantity equal to 12 gross (1728)
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great gross
A dozen gross (ie 1728)
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Main Entry:gross

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great gross,
twelve gross; 144 dozen; 1,728.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • great gross — n. a unit of quantity equal to twelve gross …   English World dictionary

  • great gross — a unit of quantity equivalent to 12 gross. Abbr.: GGR [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • great gross — /greɪt ˈgroʊs/ (say grayt grohs) noun a unit of quantity in the imperial system equal to 12 gross. Abbrev.: g.gr …   Australian English dictionary

  • great gross —    a traditional unit of quantity equal to a dozen gross, or 1728 …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • great gross — noun Number 1728 (12 x 12 x 12), (historical) …   Wiktionary

  • A great gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gross — Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gross (unit) — A gross is equal to a dozen dozen, i.e. 12 times; 12 = 144.It can be used in duodecimal counting.The term is often used in commercial contexts implying a quantity of 144 items. A count of 1728 or a dozen gross equals a great gross. Though a gross …   Wikipedia

  • gross — 1 / grōs/ adj [Middle English, immediately obvious, from Middle French gros thick, coarse, from Latin grossus] 1: flagrant or extreme esp. in badness or offensiveness: of very blameworthy character a gross violation of the rules of ethics a gross …   Law dictionary

  • Gross — Gross, a. [Compar. {Grosser}; superl. {Grossest}.] [F. gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E. crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened. Cf. {Engross}, {Grocer}, {Grogram}.] 1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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