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Definitions of net

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

  1. Escape from the golden net was now impossible.... – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  2. However, all's fish that comes to one's net. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. He's got a shitkicking net connection, though - tell you what. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. I 'll have to spread a net before my bows. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. She pointed to the net in my hands. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  15. If it can be put through, the project will net me a half- million. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  16. Others have been caught in his net too." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. 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.
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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