internet, net, cyberspace(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
a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings(noun)
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork(adj)
an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
remaining after all deductions
final, last, net(verb)
conclusive in a process or progression
"the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
net, sack, sack up, clear(verb)
make as a net profit
"The company cleared $1 million"
yield as a net profit
"This sale netted me $1 million"
construct or form a web, as if by weaving
catch with a net
"net a fish"
The Web is just part of the Net.
Origin: From neth, net, from nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.
to make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk
to take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile
to inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree
to form network or netting; to knit
without spot; pure; shining
free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc
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
to produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation
Origin: [F. See Neat clean.]
The domain name net is a generic top-level domain used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from network, indicating its originally intended purpose was for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose name space. It is still popular with network operators, and is often treated as an alternative to com. net is one of the original top-level domains despite not being mentioned in RFC 920, having been created in January 1985. As of 2011, it is the third most popular top-level domain, after .com and .de. Verisign, the operator of net after acquiring Network Solutions, held an operations contract that expired on 30 June 2005. ICANN, the organization responsible for domain management, sought proposals from organizations to operate the domain upon expiration of the contract. Verisign regained the contract bid, and secured its control over the net registry for another six years. On 30 June 2011, the contract with Verisign was automatically renewed for another six years. This is because of a resolution approved by the ICANN board, which states that renewal will be automatic as long as Verisign meets certain ICANN requirements.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
net, n. an open fabric of twine, &c., knotted into meshes for catching birds, fishes, &c.: anything like a net for keeping out insects, &c.: a meshed bag for holding a woman's hair: machine-made lace of various kinds: a snare: a difficulty.—adj. made of netting or resembling it, reticulate: caught in a net.—v.t. to form into network: to take with a net: to protect with a net, to veil.—v.i. to form network:—pr.p. net′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. net′ted.—ns. Net′-fish, any fish, like the herring, caught in nets—opp. to Trawl-fish and Line-fish; Net′-fish′ery, a place for net-fishing, the business of such fishing; Net′-fish′ing, the method or the industry of fishing with nets.—p.adj. Net′ted, made into a net, reticulated: caught in a net.—ns. Net′ting, act or process of forming network: a piece of network: any network of ropes or wire, esp. for use on shipboard; Net′ting-need′le, a kind of shuttle used in netting.—adjs. Net′ty, like a net; Net′-veined, in entomology, having a great number of veins or nervures like a network on the surface, as in the wings of many Orthoptera; Net′-winged, having net-veined wings.—n. Net′work, any work showing cross lines or open spaces like the meshes of a net. [A.S. net, nett; Dut. net, Ger. netz.]
Nett, net, adj. clear of all charges or deductions—opp. to Gross: lowest, subject to no further deductions.—v.t. to produce as clear profit:—pr.p. net′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. net′ted. [Neat.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Usenet] Prefix used to describe people and events related to Usenet. From the time before the Great Renaming, when most non-local 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, sense 2), and many similar constructs. See also net.police.
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British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3429
Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Nouns Frequency: #1348
Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Adjectives Frequency: #326
ent , ENT, ten
The numerical value of NET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of NET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame.
Our long-term vision is a scalable and more focused wealth management business serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients from our key operational hubs in Canada, the U.S., the British Isles and Asia.
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- xarxa, malla, netCatalan, Valencian
- net, vod, garnDanish
- Netz, Netto, Netto-, [[netto]] [[verdienen]]German
- πλέγμα, δίχτυωτό, απόχη, δίχτυ, καθάρο κέρδος, βρόγχος, δίκτυο, ανάπτυγμαGreek
- red, líquido, netoSpanish
- verkko, haavi, netto, verkot, [[pyydystää]] [[verkolla]], loppu, lopullinen, haavia, puhdas, [[pyytää]] [[verkolla]], voittaa, [[saada]] [[verkkoon]], [[pyydystää]] [[verkkoon]], [[kalastaa]] [[verkoilla]], netotaFinnish
- garn, nót, netFaroese
- filet, netto, réseau, netFrench
- netWestern Frisian
- lomScottish Gaelic
- רשת, נטו, רווח נקי, נקי, תפס, סופי, הרוויחHebrew
- háló, net, nettó, vég, végsőHungarian
- saldo, lucrarInterlingua
- net, nettóIcelandic
- retino, rete, finale, nettoItalian
- 網, メッシュ, ネットワーク, ネットJapanese
- 그물, 네트워크Korean
- rete, plagaLatin
- NetzLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tinklas, išklotinėLithuanian
- kete pāhau, kete tīhao, kupenga, haoMāori
- jala, JaringMalay
- net, netto, val, valstrik, netwerk, strikken, uiteindelijk, [[netto]] [[vangen]], finaal, [[netto]] [[verdienen]]Dutch
- sieć, siatka, siatka wielościanu, nettoPolish
- rede, saldo, malha, lucro, enredar, lucrar, líquido, finalPortuguese
- plasă, rețea, netă, net, lucra, câștigaRomanian
- сеть, се́тка, развёрткаRussian
- mreža, omrežje, netoSlovene
- nät, nettoSwedish
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