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Definition net

Etymology 1

From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (“to turn, twist, knot”). Cognate with West Frisian net, Low German Nett, Dutch net, German Netz, Danish net, Swedish nät.


net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
  5. (by extension) A trap.
  6. (geometry) Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.
  7. A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.
    1. (electronics) A conductor that interconnects two or more component terminals.
  8. (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
  9. (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  10. (tennis, by extension) The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).

net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To catch by means of a net.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
  3. To enclose or cover with a net.
  4. (transitive, soccer) To score (a goal).
  5. (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
  6. To form network or netting; to knit.

Etymology 2

From Middle English net, nette, borrowed from Old French net, from Latin nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.


net (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
  2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
  3. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
  4. Final; end.

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.

net (plural nets)

  1. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.

net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To receive as profit.
  2. (transitive) To yield as profit for.
  3. To fully hedge a position.

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