Net

Adjective

  • Remaining after expenses or deductions.

    "net profit; net weight"

  • Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.

    "net wine"

  • (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
  • Final; end.

    "net result; net conclusion"

Adverb

  • after expenses or deductions

    "You'll have $5000 net."

Noun

  • (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.
  • 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.

    "Petri net"

  • 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.

Verb

  • (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.
  • 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."

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