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Adjective: net  net
  1. Remaining after all deductions
    "net profit";
    - nett
     
  2. Conclusive in a process or progression
    "the net result";
    - final, last
Noun: net  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
    - internet, cyberspace, Internet
     
  2. A trap made of netting to catch fish, birds or insects
     
  3. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    - net income, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings
     
  4. (field hockey) a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
     
  5. Game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
     
  6. An open fabric of string, rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    - network, mesh, meshing, meshwork
Verb: net (netted,netting)  net
  1. Make as a net profit
    "The company netted $1 million";
    - sack, sack up, clear
     
  2. Yield as a net profit
    "This sale netted me $1 million";
    - clear
     
  3. Construct or form a web, as if by weaving
    - web
     
  4. Catch with a net
    "net a fish";
    - nett

Derived forms: netting, netted, nets

See also: clear, take-home, ultimate

Type of: bear, benefit, catch, cloth, computer network, fabric, gain, game equipment, goal, grab, income, material, pay, profit, take hold of, textile, tissue, trap, weave, yield

Antonym: gross

Encyclopedia: Net, The