Net



[net] /nɛt/

noun
1.
a bag or other contrivance of strong thread or cord worked into an open, meshed fabric, for catching fish, birds, or other animals:
a butterfly net.
2.
a piece of meshed fabric designed to serve a specific purpose, as to divide a court in racket games or protect against insects:
a tennis net; a mosquito net.
3.
anything serving to catch or ensnare:
a police net to trap the bank robber.
4.
a lacelike fabric with a uniform mesh of cotton, silk, rayon, nylon, etc., often forming the foundation of any of various laces.
5.
(in tennis, badminton, etc.) a ball that hits the net.
6.
Often, nets. the goal in hockey or lacrosse.
7.
any or reticulated system of filaments, lines, veins, or the like.
8.
any containing computers and telecommunications equipment.
9.
the Net, the Internet.
10.
Mathematics. the abstraction, in topology, of a sequence; a map from a directed set to a given space.
11.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Reticulum.
12.
Informal. a radio or television .
verb (used with object), netted, netting.
13.
to cover, screen, or enclose with a net or netting:
netting the bed to keep out mosquitoes.
14.
to take with a net:
to net fish.
15.
to set or use nets in (a river, stream, etc.), as for catching fish.
16.
to catch or ensnare:
to net a dangerous criminal.
17.
(in tennis, badminton, etc.) to hit (the ball) into the net.
[net] /nɛt/
adjective
1.
remaining after deductions, as for charges or expenses (opposed to ):
net earnings.
2.
sold at a stated price with all parts and charges included and with all deductions having been made.
3.
final; totally conclusive:
After all that work, what was the net result?
4.
(of weight) after deduction of tare, tret, or both.
noun
5.
, profit, or the like.
verb (used with object), netted, netting.
6.
to gain or produce as clear profit.
1.
National Educational Television.
/nɛt/
noun
1.
an openwork fabric of string, rope, wire, etc; mesh related adjective retiary
2.
a device made of net, used to protect or enclose things or to trap animals
3.

4.
a plan, strategy, etc, intended to trap or ensnare: the murderer slipped through the police net
5.
(sport)

6.
the goal in soccer, hockey, etc
7.
(often pl) (cricket)

8.
(informal) short for internet
9.
another word for network (sense 2)
verb nets, netting, netted
10.
(transitive) to catch with or as if with a net; ensnare
11.
(transitive) to shelter or surround with a net
12.
(intransitive) (sport) to score a goal: Rangers netted three times in seven minutes
13.
to make a net out of (rope, string, etc)
14.
(intransitive) to hit a shot into the net
/nɛt/
adjective
1.
remaining after all deductions, as for taxes, expenses, losses, etc: net profit Compare gross (sense 2)
2.
(of weight) after deducting tare
3.
ultimate; final; conclusive (esp in the phrase net result)
noun
4.
net income, profits, weight, etc
verb nets, netting, netted
5.
(transitive) to yield or earn as clear profit
abbreviation
1.
a company or organization
n.

Old English net “netting, network, spider web, mesh used for capturing,” also figuratively, “moral or mental snare or trap,” from Proto-Germanic *natjan (cf. Old Saxon net, Old Norse, Dutch net, Swedish nät, Old High German nezzi, German Netz, Gothic nati “net”), originally “something knotted,” from PIE *ned- “to twist, knot” (cf. Sanskrit nahyati “binds, ties,” Latin nodus “knot,” Old Irish nascim “I bind, oblige”).
adj.

“remaining after deductions,” 1510s, from earlier sense of “trim, elegant, clean, neat” (c.1300), from Old French net “clean, pure,” from Latin nitere “to shine, look bright, glitter” (see neat). Meaning influenced by Italian netto “remaining after deductions.” As a noun, 1910.
v.

“to capture in a net,” early 15c., from net (n.). Related: Netted; netting.

“to gain as a net sum,” 1758, from net (adj.). Related: Netted; netting.

What remains after all deductions have been made. (Compare gross.)

noun

The Internet: Like many newcomers to the ”net,” which is what people call the global web that connects more than thirty thousand on-line networks (1990s+ Computers)

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]
(1999-01-26)
Internet
National Educational Television

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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