Definitions for NETnɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

netnɛt(n.; v.)net•ted, net•ting.

  1. (n.)a fabric consisting of a uniform open mesh made by weaving, twisting, knotting, crocheting, etc.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a bag or other contrivance of such fabric, for catching fish or other animals:

    a butterfly net.

  3. a piece of meshed fabric designed for a specific purpose, as to divide a court in racket games or to protect against insects.

  4. anything serving to catch or ensnare.

  5. Ref: hair net.

  6. (in racket games) a ball that hits the net.

  7. the goal in hockey or lacrosse.

    Category: Sport

  8. any network of filaments, lines, veins, or the like.

  9. a computer or telecommunications network.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  10. the Net,the Internet.

    Category: Computers

  11. a broadcasting network.

    Category: Informal

  12. (v.t.)to cover, screen, or enclose with a net or netting.

  13. to take with a net:

    to net fish.

  14. to set or use nets in (a river, stream, etc.).

  15. to catch or ensnare:

    to net a criminal.

  16. (in racket games) to hit (the ball) into the net.

    Category: Sport

Origin of net:

bef. 900; ME; OE net(t) (n.); c. OFris, D, ON net, OS net(ti), OHG nezzi (G Netz ), Go nati


netnɛt(adj.; n.; v.)net•ted, net•ting.

  1. (adj.)remaining after deductions, as for expenses (opposed to

    net earnings.

    Ref: gross 1 1

  2. (adj.)sold at a stated price with all parts and charges included and with all deductions having been made.

  3. final; totally conclusive:

    the net result.

  4. (of weight) after deduction of tare, tret, or both.

  5. (n.)net income, profit, etc.

    Ref: (opposed to gross 1 12 ).

  6. (v.t.)to gain or produce as clear profit.

Origin of net:

1400–50; < MF net (masc.), nette (fem.), lit., clean, pure


  1. National Educational Television.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. net(noun)

    a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

  3. 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)

  4. net(noun)

    a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)

  5. net(noun)

    game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton

  6. net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork(adj)

    an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

  7. net, nett(adj)

    remaining after all deductions

    "net profit"

  8. final, last, net(verb)

    conclusive in a process or progression

    "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"

  9. net, sack, sack up, clear(verb)

    make as a net profit

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  10. net, clear(verb)

    yield as a net profit

    "This sale netted me $1 million"

  11. web, net(verb)

    construct or form a web, as if by weaving

  12. net, nett(verb)

    catch with a net

    "net a fish"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. net(noun)ɛt

    pieces of string woven together into a pattern of squares and used to catch fish, etc.

    fishermen's nets

  2. netɛt

    in hockey, soccer, etc. the net and posts into which players try to hit, kick, or throw the ball, puck, etc.

    She kicked the ball into the net.

  3. netɛt

    the Internet

    We advertise on the Net.

  4. net(adjective)ɛt

    (of money) left after all other amounts have been taken off

    a net salary/income

  5. netɛt

    relating to the weight of sth without a container

    a net weight of 13 ounces


  1. Net(ProperNoun)

    The Internet.

    The Web is just part of the Net.

  2. Origin: From neth, net, from nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Net(verb)

    to make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk

  2. Net(verb)

    to take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile

  3. Net(verb)

    to inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree

  4. Net(verb)

    to form network or netting; to knit

  5. Net(adj)

    without spot; pure; shining

  6. Net(adj)

    free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc

  7. Net(adj)

    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

  8. Net(verb)

    to produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation


  1. net

    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.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. net

    [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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2501

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3429

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Nouns Frequency: #1348

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NET' in Adjectives Frequency: #326

Anagrams of NET

  1. ent , ENT, ten

Translations for NET

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(any of various devices for catching creatures, eg fish, or for any of a number of other purposes, consisting of) a loose open material made of knotted string, thread, wire etc

a fishing-net; a hair-net; a tennis-net; (also adjective) a net curtain.

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