Inanimate vs Gross - What's the difference?

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Inanimate is a related term of gross.

As an adjective inanimate

is lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .

As a noun inanimate

is something that is not alive.

As a verb inanimate

is (obsolete) to animate .

As a proper noun gross is





(en adjective)
  • Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .
  • Not being, and never having been alive.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=5 citation , passage=I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.}}
  • (grammar) Not animate.
  • Antonyms

    * (grammar) animate


    (en noun)
  • Something that is not alive.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To animate.
  • (John Donne)




  • (US, slang) Disgusting.
  • Coarse, rude, vulgar, obscene, or impure.
  • * 1874 : Dodsley et al., A Select Collection of Old English Plays
  • But man to know God is a difficulty, except by a mean he himself inure, which is to know God’s creatures that be: at first them that be of the grossest nature, and then [...] them that be more pure.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross . Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.}}
  • Great, large, bulky, or fat.
  • * 2013 , (Hilary Mantel), ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books , 35.IV:
  • He collected a number of injuries that stopped him jousting, and then in middle age became stout, eventually gross .
  • Great, serious, flagrant, or shameful.
  • The whole amount; entire; total before any deductions.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • Not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.
  • * Milton
  • Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.


    * (disgusting) (l), (l), (l) * (fat) See also


    * fine * (total before any deductions) net


  • Twelve dozen = 144.
  • The total nominal earnings or amount, before taxes, expenses, exceptions or similar are deducted. That which remains after all deductions is called net.
  • The bulk, the mass, the masses.
  • Verb

  • To earn money, not including expenses.
  • The movie gross ed three million on the first weekend.
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  • Derived terms

    * gross receipts * gross weight * gross income ----