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Net meaning

net - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
  2. 2. To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
  3. 3. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
  4. 4. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
  5. 5. To form network or netting; to knit.
  6. 6. Without spot; pure; shining.
  7. 7. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.
  10. 10. Clear of all deductions.
  11. 11. Instrument of twine knotted in meshes for catching fish, & c.; alight open fabric; a snare.
  12. 12. To form as network; take with a net.
  13. 13. To yield in clear profit.

net - examples of usage

  1. Little doubt about that, answered Martin; all's fish that comes to their net!
  2. Morellos last a long while on a north wall, protected by a net.
  3. In less than a quarter of an hour the net was back in the boat, properly arranged, and Rob ready to start again- at a place farther along the beach. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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