- Remaining after expenses or deductions.
"net profit; net weight"
- Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
- (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
- Final; end.
"net result; net conclusion"
- after expenses or deductions
"You'll have $5000 net."
- A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
- The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
- (by extension) A trap.
"caught in the prosecuting attorney's net"
- (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
"The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0."
- A mesh of string, cord or rope.
"a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net"
- Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
- A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them, e.g. computer ~, road ~, electricity distribution ~.
- A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
- (geometry) Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.
- (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
- To fully hedge a position.
"Every party is netting their position with a counter-party"
- (transitive, figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
- (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
- (transitive) To yield as profit for.
"The scam netted the criminals $30,000."
- (transitive) To catch by means of a net.
- (transitive, soccer) To score (a goal).
"Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute."
- (transitive) To receive as profit.
"The company nets $30 on every sale."
- To enclose or cover with a net.
"to net a tree"
- To form network or netting; to knit.