gross receipts


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 huge size; excessively large.
      "A gross fat man." --Shak.
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            A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
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   2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
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   3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception
      or feeling; dull; witless.
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            Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
                                                  --Milton.
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   4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual
      appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
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            The terms which are delicate in one age become gross
            in the next.                          --Macaulay.
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   5. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a
      gross remark.
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   6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
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   7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
      mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
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   8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
      sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
      net.
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   Gross adventure (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i.
      e., on a mortgage of a ship.

   Gross average (Law), that kind of average which falls upon
      the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; --
      commonly called general average. --Bouvier. --Burrill.

   Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are
      diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; --
      distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.

   Gross weight the total weight of merchandise or goods,
      without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; --
      distinguished from neat weight, or net weight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Receipt \Re*ceipt"\ (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
      letter." --Shak.
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   2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.]
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            Thy kind receipt of me.               --Chapman.
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   3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.]
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            It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn.
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   4. Place of receiving. [Obs.]
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            He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt
            of custom.                            --Matt. ix. 9.
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   5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] "In a retired
      receipt together lay." --Chapman.
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   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.
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            She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods
      delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
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   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.
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   Gross receipts. See under Gross, a.
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