Gross vs. Net - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Gross (adjective)

    Disgusting, nasty.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Coarse, rude, vulgar, obscene, or impure.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Coarse, unrefined.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Great, large, bulky, or fat.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful.

    "a gross mistake;"

    "gross injustice;"

    "gross negligence"

  • Gross (adjective)

    The whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.

    "gross domestic product"

  • Gross (adjective)

    Not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Seen without a microscope, macroscopic, usually for a tissue or an organ.

  • Gross (noun)

    Twelve dozen = 144.

  • Gross (noun)

    The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.

  • Gross (noun)

    The bulk, the mass, the masses.

  • Gross (verb)

    To earn money, not including expenses.

    "The movie grossed three million on the first weekend."

  • Net (noun)

    A mesh of string, cord or rope.

    "a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net"

  • Net (noun)

    A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.

  • Net (noun)

    A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.

  • Net (noun)

    Anything that has the appearance of such a device.

    "Petri net"

  • Net (noun)

    A trap.

    "caught in the prosecuting attorney's net"

  • Net (noun)

    Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.

  • Net (noun)

    A interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.

    "a computer network; a road network; an electricity distribution network"

  • Net (noun)

    A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.

    "The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0."

  • Net (noun)

    A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.

  • Net (noun)

    The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).

  • Net (noun)

    The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.

  • Net (verb)

    To catch by means of a net.

  • Net (verb)

    To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.

  • Net (verb)

    To enclose or cover with a net.

    "to net a tree"

  • Net (verb)

    To score (a goal).

    "Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute."

  • Net (verb)

    To hit the ball into the net.

  • Net (verb)

    To form network or netting; to knit.

  • Net (verb)

    To receive as profit.

    "The company nets $30 on every sale."

  • Net (verb)

    To yield as profit for.

    "The scam netted the criminals $30,000."

  • Net (verb)

    To fully hedge a position.

    "Every party is netting their position with a counter-party"

  • Net (adjective)

    Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.

  • Net (adjective)

    Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.

    "net wine"

  • Net (adjective)

    Remaining after expenses or deductions.

    "net profit; net weight"

  • Net (adjective)

    Final; end.

    "net result; net conclusion"

  • Net (adverb)

    After expenses or deductions.

    "You'll have $5000 net."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Net (noun)

    a piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals

    "fishermen mending their nets"

  • Net (noun)

    a piece of net supported by a frame at the end of a handle, used for catching fish or insects.

  • Net (noun)

    the total amount of fish caught in one session or expedition

    "good nets of roach, chub, and perch"

  • Net (noun)

    a structure consisting of a net supported on a frame, forming the goal in games such as soccer and hockey

    "he turned Wilson's cross into the net"

    "Wales did find the net in the 32nd minute"

  • Net (noun)

    a net supported on a cord between two posts to divide the playing area in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.

  • Net (noun)

    a strip of ground enclosed by a net, for batting and bowling practice

    "a full net practice"

  • Net (noun)

    a safety net

    "he felt like a tightrope-walker without a net"

  • Net (noun)

    a fine fabric with a very open weave

    "net curtains"

  • Net (noun)

    net curtains.

  • Net (noun)

    a means of catching someone; a trap

    "the search was delayed, allowing the murderers to escape the net"

  • Net (noun)

    a means of selecting or securing someone or something

    "he spread his net far and wide in his long search for success"

  • Net (noun)

    a communications or broadcasting network, especially of maritime radio

    "the radio net was brought to life with a mayday"

  • Net (noun)

    a network of interconnected computers

    "a computer news net"

  • Net (noun)

    the Internet

    "ensuring privacy on the Net is an increasingly difficult job"

  • Net (verb)

    catch (a fish or other animal) with a net

    "damage caused when netting the fish"

    "rabbits can be netted all the year round"

  • Net (verb)

    fish with nets in (a river)

    "they were netting the River Naver"

  • Net (verb)

    acquire or obtain in a skilful way

    "customs officials have netted large caches of drugs"

  • Net (verb)

    (in sport) hit (a ball) into the net; score (a goal)

    "Butler netted 14 goals"

  • Net (verb)

    cover with a net

    "we fenced off a rabbit-proof area for vegetables and netted the top"

  • Net (verb)

    acquire (a sum of money) as clear profit

    "he netted £2.45 million on the deal"

  • Net (verb)

    return (profit or income) for (someone)

    "the land netted its owner a turnover of $800,000"

  • Net (verb)

    exclude a non-net amount, such as tax, when making a calculation, in order to reduce the amount left to a net sum

    "the scrap value should be netted off against the original purchase price"

  • Net (adjective)

    (of an amount, value, or price) remaining after the deduction of tax or other contributions

    "net earnings per share rose"

    "the camera will cost you, net of VAT, about £300"

  • Net (adjective)

    (of a weight) excluding that of the packaging.

  • Net (adjective)

    (of a score in golf) adjusted to take account of a player's handicap.

  • Net (adjective)

    remaining after all factors have been taken into account; overall

    "the net result is the same"

Webster Dictionary

  • Gross (adjective)

    Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.

  • Gross (adjective)

    Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; - opposed to net.

  • Gross (noun)

    The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.

  • Gross (noun)

    The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.

  • Net (noun)

    A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc.

  • Net (noun)

    Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding.

  • Net (noun)

    Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net.

  • Net (noun)

    A figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law.

  • Net (noun)

    A network.

  • Net (noun)

    The internet; - usually the net; as, I found it on the net.

  • Net

    To make into a net; to make in the style of network; as, to net silk.

  • Net

    To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.

  • Net

    To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.

  • Net

    To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.

  • Net (verb)

    To form network or netting; to knit.

  • Net (adjective)

    Without spot; pure; shining.

  • Net (adjective)

    Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.

  • Net (adjective)

    Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Gross (noun)

    twelve dozen

  • Gross (noun)

    the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

  • Gross (verb)

    earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

  • Gross (adjective)

    before any deductions;

    "gross income"

  • Gross (adjective)

    visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)

  • Gross (adjective)

    of general aspects or broad distinctions;

    "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"

  • Gross (adjective)

    repellently fat;

    "a bald porcine old man"

  • Gross (adjective)

    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;

    "a crying shame"

    "an egregious lie"

    "flagrant violation of human rights"

    "a glaring error"

    "gross ineptitude"

    "gross injustice"

    "rank treachery"

  • Gross (adjective)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

    "an arrant fool"

    "a complete coward"

    "a consummate fool"

    "a double-dyed villain"

    "gross negligence"

    "a perfect idiot"

    "pure folly"

    "what a sodding mess"

    "stark staring mad"

    "a thoroughgoing villain"

    "utter nonsense"

  • Gross (adjective)

    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent;

    "coarse language"

    "a crude joke"

    "crude behavior"

    "an earthy sense of humor"

    "a revoltingly gross expletive"

    "a vulgar gesture"

    "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

  • Net (noun)

    a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

  • Net (noun)

    a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

  • Net (noun)

    the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

  • Net (noun)

    a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)

  • Net (noun)

    game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton

  • Net (noun)

    an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

  • Net (verb)

    make as a net profit;

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  • Net (verb)

    yield as a net profit;

    "This sale netted me $1 million"

  • Net (verb)

    construct or form a web, as if by weaving

  • Net (verb)

    catch with a net;

    "net a fish"

  • Net (adjective)

    remaining after all deductions;

    "net profit"

  • Net (adjective)

    conclusive in a process or progression;

    "the final answer"

    "a last resort"

    "the net result"

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