before any deductions
lacking fine distinctions or detail
earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)
a cardinal number equal to one dozen gross
the total valuation of the estate's assets at the time of the person's death
(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold