AskDefine | Define net

Dictionary Definition

net adj
1 remaining after all deductions; "net profit" [syn: nett] [ant: gross]
2 conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: final, last]

Noun

1 a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange [syn: Internet, cyberspace]
2 a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
3 the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) [syn: net income, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings]
4 a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
5 game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
6 an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals [syn: network, mesh, meshing, meshwork]

Verb

1 make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn: sack, sack up, clear]
2 yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million" [syn: clear]
3 construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: web]
4 catch with a net; "net a fish" [syn: nett] [also: netting, netted]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /nɛt/, /nEt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

net

Noun

  1. A mesh of string, cord, or rope.
  2. A device made from such mesh, generally used for catching fish.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. A trap.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form that polyhedron.
  7. A computer network.
  8. A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  9. A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
Synonyms
used for catching fish
used for trapping something
mesh
figurative: a trap
anything that has the appearance of a net
in geometry
in computing

Verb

  1. To catch by means of a net.
  2. To catch in a trap.
  3. To score (a goal).
    Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.
Synonyms
Translations
catch by means of a net
figurative: to catch in a trap

Etymology 2

Via and , compare French net

Alternative spellings

Adjective

  1. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
    net profit ; net weight
  2. Final.
    net result; net conclusion
Derived terms
Translations
remaining after expenses or deductions
final

Noun

  1. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
Translations
The amount remaining after expenses are deducted, profit

Verb

  1. To receive as profit.
    The company nets $30 on every sale.
Translations
To receive as profit

Anagrams

Catalan

Adjective

  1. clean
  2. net

Adverb

  1. cleanly

Dutch

Adverb

net
  1. just (nearly)
  2. just recently

Faroese

Etymology

Old Norse net.

Noun

net n
  1. net (fowling, sports), mesh, the material to make a "nót" (fishing net)
  2. net network (computing)
  3. net for carrying hay

Declension

French

Etymology

Latin nitidus

Pronunciation

Adjective

net

Icelandic

Etymology

Old Norse.

Noun

net
  1. net
  2. (used with article) internet

Synonyms

Old English

Etymology

Akin to Old High German nezzi, Old Norse net

Noun

net m
  1. net

Extensive Definition

Net may refer to:
In computing and communication:
.net or .NET may refer to:
In business and finance as an antonym of gross:
NET as an acronym may refer to:
In broadcast and media:
As an alternate spelling:
net in German: Net
net in Esperanto: NET
net in French: NET
net in Italian: NET
net in Hungarian: NET
net in Dutch: Net
net in Japanese: ネット
net in Korean: NET
net in Portuguese: NET
net in Turkish: .NET

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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