Definitions for: Net

[n] an open fabric woven together at regular intervals
[n] a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
[n] game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
[n] a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
[n] 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"
[n] the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
[adj] conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
[adj] remaining after all deductions; "net profit"
[v] catch with a net; "net a fish"
[v] construct or form a web, as if by weaving
[v] make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
[v] yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"

Webster (1913) Definition: Net, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to
net silk.

2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.

And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W.

3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.

Net, v. i.
To form network or netting; to knit.

Net, a. [F. See Neat clean.]
1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]

Her breast all naked as net ivory. --Spenser.

2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated;
neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.]

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.]

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.

Net, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand
dollars by the operation.

Synonyms: clear, clear, earnings, final, last, lucre, mesh, meshing, meshwork, net income, net profit, nett, nett, network, profit, profits, reticulation, sack, sack up, take-home, ultimate, web

Antonyms: gross

See Also: accumulation, bear, benefit, cage, catch, cleanup, cloth, computer network, dividend, early warning system, earning per share, fabric, fishing net, fishnet, gain, game equipment, gauze, goal, grab, graticule, grid, grillwork, gross profit, gross profit margin, hairnet, income, killing, margin, markup, material, netting, part, pay, percentage, portion, profit, reference grid, reseau, reticle, reticule, safety net, save-all, share, snood, spark arrester, sparker, system, take hold of, textile, tissue, trap, tulle, veiling, volleyball net, weave, windfall profit, wirework, yield

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