What does NET mean?

Definitions for NETnɛt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word NET.

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"


  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

  9. Origin: [F. See Neat clean.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Net

    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.]

  2. Net

    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

  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.

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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 for NET »

  1. ent , ENT, ten


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greek Proverb:

    The net of the sleeper catches fish.

  2. Albertine Meunier:

    une Net artiste est une artiste pas nette

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Self-worth takes you further than net worth.

  4. Mother Teresa:

    Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

  5. Venus Williams:

    Whoever is across the net, that's who I want to beat.

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