From Simple English to the free encyclopedia Wikipedia. A gross is a countable item measurement unit. It is the equivalent of 12 dozen, or 144 pieces. Similarly, a dozen gross, or 1728 pieces, is referred to as a great gross. The term comes from the old English word grossel, which means "big basket".

Gross came before hundred in terms of usage and importance. They can be used interchangeably except for when counting by hundreds, at which point you would use hundred.

Gross has **two different meanings** based on context: A total amount; B number of copies. As far as amount is concerned, it's the same as dozen or hundred. As for number of copies, that would be one hundred units.

Thus, a "grosse lote" would be a total amount of goods worth twelve gross.

Or a "great gross of eggs" refers to **exactly that - three hundred eggs**.

As you can see, gross has several definitions depending on the context it is used in. Although they are all meaning quite similar, sometimes differences in language can cause problems understanding what someone is saying.

144 different objects A gross is a collection of 144 objects (a dozen, a square dozen, or 122). A great bulk is a collection of 1728 things (a dozen gross or a cubic dozen, 123). A pile is two or more objects lying close together. A stack is more than one object standing up alone.

A cartload is 40 pounds or 18 kilograms. One ton is 2000 pounds or 907 kg.

One hundred kilos is about 220 pounds.

That's a lot of stuff! A single cartload contains enough material to make **between four and five average-size beds**. If you filled a wagon with all the junk in your garage right now, it would be a gross.

Gross weight is total weight without cargo space. For example, a car that weighs **3000 pounds** has a gross weight of 3000 pounds. If you added equipment or passengers, then its legal weight would be greater, so use **those figures** instead. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum load that can be transported on a highway by a vehicle of **a given type** and size. It is usually indicated in tons rather than kilograms or pounds. For example, a truck based on **a full-sized pickup truck** may have a GVWR of 10,000 pounds.

Ten dozen things are referred to as a tiny gross or tremendous hundred. One gross is a large number of items, usually objects such as rocks, coins, or grapes.

Gross sales revenue is the total amount of money that has been received by the seller of goods for the sale of those goods. Gross profit is the total amount of money made after deducting the cost of materials used in making the products sold. If you want to calculate the gross profit on your own business, just add up all of the money you have received from customers and divide it by the number of items you have sold to get your average gross profit per item.

The term "gross sales" came before the word "profit" in **our language**. When someone says they are going to "make some money off of this deal," what they really mean is that they will make a profit. Saving money is also called "making a profit," but when you go into debt to do it there is no real profit being made. There is only loss if you don't pay back the loan.

The word "gross" comes from **the Latin word grosso** meaning big. So "gross sales" means selling a lot of things at one time.

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia. Several expressions in **English and comparable languages** using the words "great" or "gross" refer to numbers involving a multiple of exponents of twelve (dozen): A gross is a collection of **144 objects** (a dozen, a square dozen, or 122). A gross score is a number that is divided by 12 and then multiplied by itself to obtain the number of boxes required to hold the number.

Gross sales equal total sales minus returns and allowances. If you have 100 items sold at $10 each, with no returns or allowances, your gross sales would be $100. Your net sales would be $90 after you deduct the 20% of $100 that is used as an estimate for returnable merchandise.

Gross profit percentage is calculated by taking **the total amount** of revenue less expenses than that amount and dividing it by the total amount of expenses incurred. So in **this case**, we can say that the gross profit percentage is 90 percent ($90/$100 x 100).

The term "gross margin" refers to the percentage of revenue left over after operating expenses have been paid. In our example, the gross margin is $90-$20=$70 ($100 - 20% = $100 - 2x$10=$70). Gross margin is useful in determining how much money a company is making per unit sold.