It can be spelled either way, AND g-r-o-s-s means in terms of wages as well. If someone says, "What did the company Posted by spelling dictionary at AM. Define gross: very obvious or noticeable — gross in a sentence. 6a: coarse in nature or behavior: unrefined has gross table mannersb: gravely deficient in civility or decency . I before E isn't enough to puzzle out this spelling mystery. gross, something you did not want to see, hear, feel, taste, or smell. What I tend to say whenever I read definitions on this site. EWW, who the hell wrote that. How can download a dictionary of English? If someone says, "What did the company gross last year? What is the difference between uptown and downtown? I would tend towards that, yes. Lotsa space for your liquids. Vittoria, Complete George Meredith.