What does dragnet mean?

Definitions for dragnetˈdrægˌnɛt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dragnet(noun)

    a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)

    "caught in the police dragnet"

  2. trawl, dragnet, trawl net(noun)

    a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths


  1. dragnet(Noun)

    A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.

  2. dragnet(Noun)

    Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.

  3. Origin: drag + net

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dragnet(noun)

    a net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing

  2. Origin: [Cf. AS. drgnet.]


  1. Dragnet

    Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series of crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragnet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragnet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Scot:

    The gaping wound in America’s national security is without a doubt, the unregulated dragnet surveillance capitalists.

  2. James Scott:

    Dragnet surveillance capitalists such as Facebook, Comcast, AT&T and Google, unfortunately, supply these manipulating forces with an endless supply of metadata for this information war against the American and European public.

  3. James Scott:

    You'll have the right to be angry about Vault 7 only after you boycott dragnet surveillance data providers like Google, Microsoft, Skype, Facebook and LinkedIn. The true threat is coming from the private sector surveillance profiteers.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    Another promise cruelly broken by President Trump, this one with heartbreaking consequences for brave young DREAMers across the nation, instead of honoring the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, President Trump has unleashed an indiscriminate deportation dragnet of appalling inhumanity.

  5. James Scott:

    You are a product to dragnet surveillance capitalists like Google, Facebook, Comcast and Verizon. Your ideas are rarely your own, rather you are little more than a pawn to their perception steering initiatives to get you to read, believe and buy what they put in front of you. The first step to breaking out of this faux reality matrix is to stop using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Comcast and Facebook.

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