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Meaning of NET

Pronunciation:  net

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an open fabric woven together at regular intervals
  2. [n]  a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
  3. [n]  game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
  4. [n]  a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
  5. [n]  an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; "there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken"; "he used a copper frame with copper meshing"
  6. [n]  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  7. [adj]  conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
  8. [adj]  remaining after all deductions; "net profit"
  9. [v]  catch with a net; "net a fish"
  10. [v]  construct or form a web, as if by weaving
  11. [v]  make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
  12. [v]  yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"

NET is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: clear, clear, earnings, final, last, lucre, mesh, meshing, meshwork, net income, net profit, nett, nett, network, profit, profits, reticulation, sack, sack up, take-home, ultimate, web
 Antonyms: gross
 See Also: accumulation, bear, benefit, cage, catch, cleanup, cloth, computer network, dividend, early warning system, earning per share, fabric, fishing net, fishnet, gain, game equipment, gauze, goal, grab, graticule, grid, grillwork, gross profit, gross profit margin, hairnet, income, killing, margin, markup, material, netting, part, pay, percentage, portion, profit, reference grid, reseau, reticle, reticule, safety net, save-all, share, snood, spark arrester, sparker, system, take hold of, textile, tissue, trap, tulle, veiling, volleyball net, weave, windfall profit, wirework, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Netted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to
       net silk.
    2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
             And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W.
    3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
  2. \Net\, v. i.
    To form network or netting; to knit.
  3. \Net\, a. [F. See {Neat} clean.]
    1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]
             Her breast all naked as net ivory.    --Spenser.
    2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated;
       neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.]
    3. Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter,
       as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges,
       deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight,
       etc. [Less properly written {nett}.]
    {Net tonnage} (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a
       deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow
       space for crew, machinery, etc.
  4. \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Netted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand
    dollars by the operation.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. network.

    2. network, the.

    3. neural network.

    4. The top-level domain originally for networks, although it sees heavy use for vanity domains of all types.

    [jargon file]

  2. /net dot/ A prefix used to describe people and events related to usenet and the internet. The convention dates from the time before the great renaming, when most non-local usenet newsgroups had names beginning "net.". Includes net.gods, "net.goddesses" (various charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers), "net.lurkers" (see lurker), "net.person", "net.parties" (a synonym for boink), and many similar constructs.

    See also net.police.

    [jargon file]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a net in your dream means that you find yourself caught in a complicated life situation.
Easton Bible Dictionary

in use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians (Isa. 19:8). There were three kinds of nets. (1.) The drag-net or hauling-net (Gr. sagene), of great size, and requiring many men to work it. It was usually let down from the fishing-boat, and then drawn to the shore or into the boat, as circumstances might require (Matt. 13:47, 48). (2.) The hand-net or casting-net (Gr. amphiblestron), which was thrown from a rock or a boat at any fish that might be seen (Matt. 4:18; Mark 1:16). It was called by the Latins funda. It was of circular form, "like the top of a tent." (3.) The bag-net (Gr. diktyon), used for enclosing fish in deep water (Luke 5:4-9).

The fowling-nets were (1) the trap, consisting of a net spread over a frame, and supported by a stick in such a way that it fell with the slightest touch (Amos 3:5, "gin;" Ps. 69:22; Job 18:9; Eccl. 9:12). (2) The snare, consisting of a cord to catch birds by the leg (Job 18:10; Ps. 18:5; 116:3; 140:5). (3.) The decoy, a cage filled with birds as decoys (Jer. 5:26, 27). Hunting-nets were much in use among the Hebrews.

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