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Definitions of net

  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
  2. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time ( including depreciation and other non- cash expenses)
  3. conclusive in a process or progression; " the final answer"; " a last resort"; " the net result"
  4. an open fabric woven together at regular intervals
  5. an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; " there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken"; " he used a copper frame with copper meshing"
  6. yield as a net profit; " This sale netted me $ 1 million"
  7. a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
  8. game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
  9. a goal lined with netting ( as in soccer or hockey)
  10. remaining after all deductions; " net profit"
  11. catch with a net; " net a fish"
  12. make as a net profit; " The company cleared $ 1 million"
  13. construct or form a web, as if by weaving
  14. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
  15. To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
  16. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
  17. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
  18. To form network or netting; to knit.
  19. Without spot; pure; shining.
  20. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.
  21. 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.
  22. To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.
  23. A fabric made of twine knotted into meshes or holes; any scheme to entrap; a snare.
  24. To make into a net or network; catch in a net; to snare; produce as clear profit.
  25. Netted.
  26. Netting.
  27. To make nets or network.
  28. Clear of all charges; as, net gain: opposite to gross; as, net weight: drag net, a net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
  29. An instrument of twine knotted into meshes for catching birds, fishes, etc.: anything like a net: a snare: a difficulty.
  30. To form as network: to take with a net.
  31. To form network:- pr. p. netting; pa. t, and pa. p. netted.
  32. Clear of all charges or deductions: opposed to gross.
  33. To produce as clear profit:- pr. p. netting; pa. t. and pa. p. netted.
  34. Clear of all deductions.
  35. Instrument of twine knotted in meshes for catching fish, & c.; alight open fabric; a snare.
  36. To form as network; take with a net.
  37. To yield in clear profit.
  38. To make into or catch in a net; make or use nets; ensnare.
  39. To earn or yield as clear profit.
  40. Free and clear after all deductions.
  41. An open fabric, especially one made for the capture of fishes, birds, etc.
  42. Neat; unadulterated; clear of all deductions or charges.
  43. An instrument for catching fish, birds, or wild beasts, formed with twine or thread knotted in meshes; anything similar in form or purpose; a snare.
  44. To make into a net or network; to capture with or as with a net.
  45. To realise a clear profit.
  46. A texture with open meshes, made of twine, thread, & c., used for catching fish or birds; a snare; an inextricable difficulty.
  47. Pure; unadulterated; clear of all charges or deductions, as net profit, net weight.
  48. To receive or produce as clear profit.
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Antonyms for net

gross, aggregate, totality, sum, overall, sum total, summation, proximate.

Quotes of net

  1. We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward. – Jim Barksdale
  2. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Bronte
  3. I think this year we'll open up 900 gross, we're closing some, so the net count is lower, but the 900 are spread all over the place. Some of the closures are relocations, where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace. – Jim Cantalupo
  4. Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. – Samuel McChord Crothers
  5. The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage -earners must do to make ends meet. – Martin L. Gross
  6. A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net – Cynthia Heimel
  7. Do you realize that if we could increase just by 50 percent the number of adults who have a college degree, it would add $5 billion to the economy and it would result in a net income to the state of Arkansas of $340 million a year? – Mike Huckabee
  8. It's strategic for us- lots of people will develop applications in. NET – Miguel de Icaza
  9. With. NET once an API is published it's available to all programming languages at the same time. – Miguel de Icaza
  10. SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net – Jerry B. Jenkins
  11. Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth. – Sydney Madwed
  12. The hardest part was getting the window net hooked back. I didn't think I was ever going to get it hooked. I finally got it hooked. If I'd known that I wouldn't have tried to hook it. – Sterling Marlin
  13. I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish. – Brian May
  14. For people who have for been putting their hard -earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment. – Grace Napolitano
  15. The day they put me in the net I had a good game. I've stayed there since. – Terry Sawchuk

Usage examples for net

  1. Others have been caught in his net too." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Mr. Ogilvy, who had been hiding his admiration with difficulty, spread a net for him. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. And that, being favoured by standing on a four- foot bank, he did so well that he tired out the fish in some six feet square of water, stopping him and turning him beautifully whenever he tried to run, till I could get in to him with the landing- net – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  4. So home he ran very fast, and brought a net with little bells hanging on it, which he threw over her head while she still slept on. – The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice by Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik
  5. You are very fair; take the man in your own net if you may, or let him be, which is better far. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  6. When he can stay down no longer, the net and stone are drawn up by the cord, and he rises to the surface, often with blood running from his nose and ears. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  7. I intend to use them in our interest, and hope that Admiral Hollway will find himself caught in his own net – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  8. If he had been a man with strength of purpose, he might have broken the net that held him, or broken his heart; but being what he was, he slipped easily into this smooth descent, and never more took one step upward. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  9. We then moved on to another lake with a sandy shore, where the net was again drawn for the sake of obtaining fish. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. Fifty thousand dollars, it is said, will be the least net return of this gigantic fair to the treasury of the Branch at Chicago. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  11. " Oh, a crab won't pinch you if you catch him in a net and that's what I'll do," said her cousin. – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. He's got a shitkicking net connection, though - tell you what. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  13. Escape from the golden net was now impossible.... – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  14. If it can be put through, the project will net me a half- million. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  15. However, all's fish that comes to one's net – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. I 'll have to spread a net before my bows. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  17. But when the youth lowered his net not a fish leaped up. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  18. He then let down a net which covered up the mouth of the cave, caught her, and pulled her up to the heavens. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  19. You know the big net – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  20. She pointed to the net in my hands. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer

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