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Definition: Gross receipts
, a. [Compar. Grosser
; superl. Grossest
gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E.
crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened.
1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
“A gross fat man.”
A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception
or feeling; dull; witless.
Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual
appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
The terms which are delicate in one age become gross
in the next. --Macaulay.
5. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a
6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
(Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i.
e., on a mortgage of a ship.
(Law), that kind of average which falls upon
the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; --
commonly called general average
. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
, the total of the receipts, before they are
diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; --
distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.
the total weight of merchandise or goods,
without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; --
distinguished from neat weight
, or net weight
(r[-e]*s[=e]t"), n. [OE. receite, OF.
recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to
receive. See Receive
1. The act of receiving; reception. “At the receipt of your
2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.]
Thy kind receipt of me. --Chapman.
3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.]
It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn.
4. Place of receiving. [Obs.]
He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt
of custom. --Matt. ix. 9.
5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] “In a retired
receipt together lay.”
6. A formulary according to the directions of which things
are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for
making sponge cake.
She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T.
7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods
delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
8. That which is received; that which comes in, in
distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away,
and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts
amounted to a thousand dollars.
. See under Gross