Definition of Net

1. Noun. A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange.

Exact synonyms: Cyberspace, Internet
Generic synonyms: Computer Network

2. Verb. Make as a net profit. "The company cleared $1 million"
Exact synonyms: Clear, Sack, Sack Up
Related verbs: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In, Clear
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit

3. Adjective. Remaining after all deductions. "Net profit"
Exact synonyms: Nett
Similar to: Clear, Take-home
Antonyms: Gross

4. Noun. A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.
Specialized synonyms: Brail, Fishing Net, Fishnet
Generic synonyms: Trap

5. Verb. Yield as a net profit. "This sale netted me $1 million"
Exact synonyms: Clear
Related verbs: Clear, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Bear, Pay, Yield

6. Adjective. Conclusive in a process or progression. "The net result"
Exact synonyms: Final, Last
Similar to: Ultimate
Derivative terms: Finality

7. Noun. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

8. Verb. Construct or form a web, as if by weaving.
Exact synonyms: Web
Generic synonyms: Tissue, Weave
Derivative terms: Netting, Web, Web, Web, Webbing

9. Noun. A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey).
Category relationships: Field Hockey, Hockey, Association Football, Soccer
Specialized synonyms: Cage
Generic synonyms: Goal

10. Verb. Catch with a net. "Net a fish"
Exact synonyms: Nett
Generic synonyms: Catch, Grab, Take Hold Of

11. Noun. Game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment
Specialized synonyms: Volleyball Net

12. Noun. An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.
Exact synonyms: Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Network
Terms within: Backbone
Specialized synonyms: Chicken Wire, Gauze, Netting, Veiling, Hairnet, Reseau, Safety Net, Save-all, Snood, Spark Arrester, Sparker, Tulle, Grillwork, Wirework
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Mesh

Definition of Net

1. n. A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc.

2. v. t. To make into a net; to make in the style of network; as, to net silk.

3. v. i. To form network or netting; to knit.

4. a. Without spot; pure; shining.

5. v. t. To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.

Definition of Net

1. Proper noun. (computing) The Internet. ¹

2. Noun. A mesh of string, cord or rope. ¹

3. Noun. A device made from such mesh, generally used for catching fish. ¹

4. Noun. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something. ¹

5. Noun. Anything that has the appearance of such a device. ¹

6. Noun. (by extension) A trap. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) A computer network. ¹

9. Noun. (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc. ¹

10. Noun. (context: sports tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To catch by means of a net. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To catch in a trap. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) (football) To score (a goal). ¹

14. Verb. (tennis) To hit the ball into the net. ¹

15. Adjective. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear. ¹

16. Adjective. Remaining after expenses or deductions. ¹

17. Adjective. Final. ¹

18. Noun. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To receive as profit. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To yield as profit for. ¹

21. Verb. To fully hedge a position. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Net

1. to catch in a net (a type of openwork fabric) [v NETTED, NETTING, NETS]

Medical Definition of Net

1. 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. Scott) 3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree. Origin: Netted; Netting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Net

net (current term)
net ball
net call sign
net call signs
net earnings
net estate
net fish
net flux

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