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net

Definitions


[nɛt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals
(e.g: fishermen mending their nets)

- a structure consisting of a net supported on a frame, forming the goal in games such as soccer and hockey
(e.g: he turned Wilson's cross into the net)

- a fine fabric with a very open weave
(e.g: net curtains)

- a means of catching someone; a trap
(e.g: the search was delayed, allowing the murderers to escape the net)

- the internet
(e.g: ensuring privacy on the net is an increasingly difficult job)


Phrases:
- slip through the net

Origin:
Old English net, nett, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch net and German Netz


[nɛt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- catch or land (a fish or other animal) with a net
(e.g: damage caused when netting the fish)

- (in sport) hit (a ball) into the net; score (a goal)
(e.g: Butler netted 14 goals)

- cover with a net
(e.g: we fenced off a rabbit-proof area for vegetables and netted the top)


Phrases:
- slip through the net

Origin:


[nɛt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- (of an amount, value, or price) remaining after the deduction of tax or other contributions
(e.g: net earnings per share rose)

- remaining after all factors have been taken into account; overall
(e.g: the net result is the same)


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English (in the senses ‘clean’ and ‘smart’): from French net ‘neat’; see neat. The sense ‘free from deductions’ is first recorded in late Middle English


[nɛt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- acquire (a sum of money) as clear profit
(e.g: he netted £2.45 million on the deal)


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