net
Pronunciation Noun

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
    a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
  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. (by extension) A trap.
    • Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
      A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. (geometry) 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 the polyhedron.
  7. A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.
    a computer network; a road network; an electricity distribution network
    1. (electronics) A conductor that interconnects two or more component terminals.
  8. (sports) 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. (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  10. (tennis, by extension) The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: rede
  • Russian: сеть
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: развёртка
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: rede
  • Russian: се́тка
Verb

net (nets, present participle netting; past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To catch by means of a net.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
    • 1814 July 6, [Walter Scott], Waverley; or, ’Tis Sixty Years Since. In Three Volumes, volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, OCLC 270129598 ↗:
  3. To enclose or cover with a net.
    to net a tree
  4. (transitive, football) To score (a goal).
    Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.
    • 2012, Chelsea 6-0 Wolves
      Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar's cross.
  5. (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
  6. To form network or netting; to knit.
Synonyms Translations Adjective

net (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.xii:
      Her brest all naked, as net iuory, / Without adorne of gold or siluer bright […]
  2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
    net wine
  3. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
    net profit; net weight
  4. Final; end.
    net result; net conclusion
Translations Translations Adverb

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.
    You'll have $5000 net.
Translations Noun

net (plural nets)

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

net (nets, present participle netting; past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To receive as profit.
    The company nets $30 on every sale.
  2. (transitive) To yield as profit for.
    The scam netted the criminals $30,000.
  3. To fully hedge a position.
    Every party is netting their position with a counter-party
Translations
  • German: netto verdienen
  • Portuguese: lucrar
  • Russian: зарабатывать

Net
Proper noun
  1. (computing, informal) The Internet.
    The Web is just part of the Net.



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