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net

noun

1 net

A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange.

synonyms: cyberspace, internet.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Roget 232: inclosure, envelope; case etc. (receptacle) 191; wrapper; girdle etc. 230.    pen, fold; pen fold, in fold, ... show more

Dutch: Internet



2 net

A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.

Dutch: maaswerk, net, val, valstrik
Polish: sieć

3 net

The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

synonyms: earnings, lucre, net income, net profit, profit, profits.

Dutch: baat, baten, gewin, profijt, winst, winstcijfer, winstcijfers
Polish: dochód netto, zysk netto

4 net

A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey).

Dutch: net

5 net

Game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.

Dutch: netwerk

6 net

An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.

synonyms: mesh, meshing, meshwork, network.

Roget 252a: sponge, honeycomb, network; frit [Chem], filter.    sieve, net, screen (opening) 260.   

Roget 219: crossing etc. v.; intersection, interdigitation; decussation, transversion; convolution etc. 248; level crossing.    reticulation, network; ... show more

Dutch: netwerk, vangnet
Polish: siatka

verb

1 net

Make as a net profit.

synonyms: clear, sack, sack up.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more

2 net

Yield as a net profit:
— This sale netted me $1 million.

synonym: clear.

3 net

Construct or form a web, as if by weaving.

synonym: web.

4 net

Catch with a net:
— Net a fish.

synonym: nett.

adjective

1 net

Remaining after all deductions:
— Net profit.

synonym: nett.

Roget 40: remaining, left; left behind, left over; residual, residuary; over, odd; unconsumed, sedimentary; surviving; net; exceeding, over and above; ... show more

2 net

Conclusive in a process or progression:
— The net result.

synonyms: final, last.

Polish: epilogowy, finalny, finałowy, finiszowy


Moby thesaurus: acquire, afford, angle, apprehend, arabesque, arrest, asking price, avails, avoirdupois, bag, bait, bait the hook, balance, bargain price, basketry, basketwork, be seized of, beef, beefiness, bid ... show more.

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