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NOUN (6)

1. a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange;
[syn: internet, net, cyberspace]

2. a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects;

3. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses);
[syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings]

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

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

6. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals;
[syn: net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork]


VERB (4)

1. make as a net profit;
- Example: "The company cleared $1 million"
[syn: net, sack, sack up, clear]

2. yield as a net profit;
- Example: "This sale netted me $1 million"
[syn: net, clear]

3. construct or form a web, as if by weaving;
[syn: web, net]

4. catch with a net;
- Example: "net a fish"
[syn: net, nett]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. remaining after all deductions;
- Example: "net profit"
[syn: net, nett]

2. conclusive in a process or progression;
- Example: "the final answer"
- Example: "a last resort"
- Example: "the net result"
[syn: final, last, net]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n. Netting.] 1. To make into a net; to make in the style of network; as, to net silk. [1913 Webster] 2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile. [1913 Webster] And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. i. To form network or netting; to knit. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, a. [F. See Neat clean.] 1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Her breast all naked as net ivory. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [Less properly written nett.] [1913 Webster] Net tonnage (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow space for crew, machinery, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n. Netting.] To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. Neater; superl. Neatest.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. Nitid, Net, a., Natty.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean. --Law. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress. [1913 Webster] 3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: (Chem.) Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone. "Our old wine neat." --Chapman. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief. [1913 Webster] 5. With all deductions or allowances made; net. Note: [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.] [1913 Webster] neat line (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be built or formed. Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines. [1913 Webster] Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\ (n[e^]t), n. [AS. net; akin to D. net, OS. net, netti, OHG. nezzi, G. netz, Icel. & Dan. net, Sw. n[aum]t, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.] 1. A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. [1913 Webster] A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. --Prov. xxix. 5. [1913 Webster] In the church's net there are fishes good or bad. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net. [1913 Webster] 4. (Geom.) A figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law. [1913 Webster] 5. A network. [informal] [PJC] 6. Specifically: The internet; -- usually the net; as, I found it on the net. [slang] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

net adj 1: remaining after all deductions; "net profit" [syn: net, nett] [ant: gross] 2: conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: final, last, net] n 1: a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange [syn: internet, net, cyberspace] 2: a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects 3: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) [syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings] 4: a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey) 5: game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton 6: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals [syn: net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork] v 1: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn: net, sack, sack up, clear] 2: yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million" [syn: net, clear] 3: construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: web, net] 4: catch with a net; "net a fish" [syn: net, nett]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

379 Moby Thesaurus words for "net": acquire, afford, angle, apprehend, arabesque, arrest, asking price, avails, avoirdupois, bag, bait, bait the hook, balance, bargain price, basketry, basketwork, be seized of, beef, beefiness, bid, bid price, birdlime, bob, bola, box office, braid, bring in, burden, cancellation, capital gains, capitalize on, capture, cash in on, cash price, catch, catch out, circuit, clam, clean up, cleanup, clear, clear profit, coast-to-coast hookup, cobweb, coin money, colander, come by, come in for, come into, commercialize, commissions, contract, controlled price, corral, cramp, credit, credits, cribble, cribriformity, cribrosity, cripple, crop, cross-hatching, crossing-out, cumber, current price, current quotation, cut price, dap, deadweight, decoy, deficit, derive, dib, dibble, difference, discrepancy, disposable income, dividend, dividends, drag down, dragnet, draw, drive, earn, earned income, earnings, embarrass, encumber, enlace, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, enter into possession, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, enweb, epact, fatness, fetter, filigree, filthy lucre, fish, fishhook, fixed price, flat rate, fly, fly-fish, foul, fret, fretwork, gain, gain by, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gettings, gig, gill net, gin, gleanings, go fishing, going price, grate, grating, gravity, grid, gridiron, grig, grille, grillwork, gross, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, gross weight, ground bait, guddle, hachure, hamper, hamstring, handicap, harpoon, harvest, hatching, heaviness, heft, heftiness, hoard, hobble, honeycomb, hook, hook in, hookup, impede, income, intake, interest, interknit, interlace, interlacement, intertexture, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwist, interweave, intort, inveigle, involve, jack, jacklight, jig, killing, knit, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lame, land, lariat, lasso, lattice, latticework, left, leftover, lime, list price, liveweight, loom, loop, lucre, lumber, lure, make, make a killing, make an arrest, make money, make money by, makings, market price, mat, mesh, meshes, meshwork, nail, neat price, neat profit, neat weight, net income, net profit, net receipts, net weight, netting, network, noose, obtain, odd, output, outstanding, over, overbalance, overweight, package price, paper profits, pay, pay off, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, pick up, pickings, piece price, plait, pleach, plexure, plexus, plug, ponderability, ponderosity, ponderousness, porosity, porousness, pound net, poundage, press down, price list, prices current, proceeds, procure, produce, profit, profits, pull down, purse seine, put under arrest, quotation, quoted price, raddle, radio links, rake-off, realize, realize on, reap, receipt, receipts, receivables, recommended price, remainder, remaining, remanent, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, return, returns, revenue, riddle, rope, royalties, sack, saddle with, score, screen, screening, secure, seine, seize, selling price, shackle, shrimp, sieve, sievelikeness, snag, snare, snarl, sniggle, spare, spear, spin, spinner, splice, sponge, spread the toils, springe, squid, still-fish, stock market quotations, store, strainer, superfluous, surplus, surviving, take, take captive, take into custody, take prisoner, take-in, takings, tangle, tangle up with, texture, throughput, tissue, to spare, toil, toils, tonnage, torch, tracery, trade price, trammel, trap, trawl, trellis, trelliswork, trip, troll, turn a penny, turn to account, turn to profit, twill, twine, twist, unconsumed, underweight, unearned income, unit price, unused, wattle, wealth, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, weigh down, weight, weightiness, whale, wholesale price, wicker, wickerwork, win, wind, winnings, wobbler, wreathe, yield
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

NET Network Entity Title
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

net 1. network. 2. network, the. 3. neural network. 4. The top-level domain originally for networks, although it sees heavy use for vanity domains of all types. [Jargon File] (1999-01-26)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Net in use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians (Isa. 19:8). There were three kinds of nets. (1.) The drag-net or hauling-net (Gr. sagene), of great size, and requiring many men to work it. It was usually let down from the fishing-boat, and then drawn to the shore or into the boat, as circumstances might require (Matt. 13:47, 48). (2.) The hand-net or casting-net (Gr. amphiblestron), which was thrown from a rock or a boat at any fish that might be seen (Matt. 4:18; Mark 1:16). It was called by the Latins funda. It was of circular form, "like the top of a tent." (3.) The bag-net (Gr. diktyon), used for enclosing fish in deep water (Luke 5:4-9). The fowling-nets were (1) the trap, consisting of a net spread over a frame, and supported by a stick in such a way that it fell with the slightest touch (Amos 3:5, "gin;" Ps. 69:22; Job 18:9; Eccl. 9:12). (2) The snare, consisting of a cord to catch birds by the leg (Job 18:10; Ps. 18:5; 116:3; 140:5). (3.) The decoy, a cage filled with birds as decoys (Jer. 5:26, 27). Hunting-nets were much in use among the Hebrews.