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Meaning & Definition of Net in English

English

Net

/nɛt/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • internet
  • ,
  • net
  • ,
  • cyberspace

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

    synonym:
  • net

3. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

    synonym:
  • net income
  • ,
  • net
  • ,
  • net profit
  • ,
  • lucre
  • ,
  • profit
  • ,
  • profits
  • ,
  • earnings

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

    synonym:
  • net

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

    synonym:
  • net

6. An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • network
  • ,
  • mesh
  • ,
  • meshing
  • ,
  • meshwork

verb

1. Make as a net profit

  • "The company cleared $1 million"
    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sack up
  • ,
  • clear

2. Yield as a net profit

  • "This sale netted me $1 million"
    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • clear

3. Construct or form a web, as if by weaving

    synonym:
  • web
  • ,
  • net

4. Catch with a net

  • "Net a fish"
    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • nett

adjective

1. Remaining after all deductions

  • "Net profit"
    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • nett

2. Conclusive in a process or progression

  • "The final answer"
  • "A last resort"
  • "The net result"
    synonym:
  • final
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • net

Examples of using

It's dangerous to perform this acrobatic act without a safety net.
The net weight is three kilograms.
What was your net profit last year?