Meaning of net by Wiktionary Dictionary
- enPR: nĕt, IPA: /nɛt/, X-SAMPA: /nEt/
- Rhymes: -ɛt
- A mesh of string, cord or rope .
- A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc .
- A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something .
- Anything that has the appearance of such a device .
- Petri net
- ( by extension ) A trap .
- ( 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 .
- ( computing ) A computer network .
- ( sports ) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc .
- ( sports, tennis ) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc .
- ( mesh ): mesh, network
- ( used for catching or trapping ):
- ( figurative: a trap ): snare, trap
- ( anything that has the appearance of a net ): reticulation
- ( in 幾何学 ): development
- ( in computing ): network
- ( transitive ) To catch by means of a net .
- ( transitive ) ( figuratively ) To catch in a trap .
- ( transitive ) ( soccer ) To score ( a goal ) .
- ( tennis ) To hit the ball into the net.
- ( obsolete ) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
- Remaining after expenses or deductions .
- Final; endly .
- ent , ENT
- English: net
- ent , ENT
- net a fish
- Neat, a. [Compar. Neater ; superl. Neatest.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. Nitid, Net, a., Natty.]
1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean. Law.
2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, “a neat style; a neat dress.”
3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, “neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat”. Hence: ( Chem. ) Pure; undiluted; as, “dissolved in neat acetone”. “Our old wine neat.” Chapman.
4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, “a neat design; a neat thief.”
5. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
neat line ( Civil Engin. ), a line to which work is to be built or formed. -- Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines.
Syn. -- Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.
- Net ( nĕt ), n. [AS. net; akin to D. net, OS. net, netti, OHG. nezzi, G. netz, Icel. & Dan. net, Sw. nät, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.]
1. A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc.
2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding.
A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. Prov. xxix. 5.
In the church's net there are fishes good or bad. Jer. Taylor.
3. Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, “a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net.”
4. ( Geom. ) A figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law.
5. A network. [informal]
6. Specifically: The internet; -- usually the net; as, “I found it on the net”. [slang]
- Net, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Netting.]
1. To make into a net; to make in 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. Scott.
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. Netting.] To produce or gain as clear profit; as, “he netted a thousand dollars by the operation”.
From Old English net, from Proto-Germanic *natjan .
By Wiktionary ( 2012/07/13 20:52 UTC Version )
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