net

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English[edit]

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A fishing net
A net of a dodecahedron

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English net, from Proto-Germanic *natją.

Noun[edit]

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
    a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    • Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
      A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. (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.
  7. A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them, e.g. computer ~, road ~, electricity distribution ~.
  8. (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Wigan had N'Zogbia sent off late on but Squillaci headed into his own net to give the home side a deserved point.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  9. (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
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Verb[edit]

net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To catch by means of a net.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      And now I am here, netted and in the toils.
  3. To enclose or cover with a net.
    to net a tree
  4. (transitive, soccer) To score (a goal).
    Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.
    • 2012, Chelsea 6-0 Wolves [1]
      Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar's cross.
  5. (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
  6. To form network or netting; to knit.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English net, nette, from Old French net, from Latin nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.

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Adjective[edit]

net (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.xii:
      Her brest all naked, as net iuory, / Without adorne of gold or siluer bright []
  2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
    net wine
  3. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
    net profit; net weight
  4. Final; end.
    net result; net conclusion
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Adverb[edit]

net (not comparable)

  1. after expenses or deductions
    You'll have $5000 net.

Noun[edit]

net (plural nets)

  1. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
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net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To receive as profit.
    The company nets $30 on every sale.
  2. (transitive) To yield as profit for.
    The scam netted the criminals $30,000.
  3. To fully hedge a position.
    Every party is netting their position with a counter-party
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nitidus.

Adjective[edit]

net m (feminine neta, masculine plural nets, feminine plural netes)

  1. clean
  2. net

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. cleanly

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *natją.

Noun[edit]

net n (plural netten, diminutive netje n)

  1. net (mesh)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch net, which is borrowed from French net, from Latin nitidus.[1]

Adjective[edit]

net (comparative netter, superlative netst)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. decent, proper
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Adverb[edit]

net

  1. tidily, neatly
  2. decently, properly
  3. just, nearly, barely
  4. just recently
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References[edit]

  1. ^ net; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją.

Noun[edit]

net n (genitive singular nets, plural net)

  1. (fowling, sports) mesh, the material to make a "nót" (fishing net)
  2. A network (computing)
  3. A net for carrying hay

Declension[edit]

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative net netið net netini
Accusative net netið net netini
Dative neti netinum netum netunum
Genitive nets netsins neta netanna

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nitidus (shiny).

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Adjective[edit]

net m (feminine nette, masculine plural nets, feminine plural nettes)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. clear
  3. neat
  4. net (clarification of this French definition is being sought)

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nitidus.

Adjective[edit]

net

  1. clean, neat

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Gallo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

net

  1. completely, entirely

German[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

net

  1. (colloquial, regional, Austria, southern Germany, parts of central Germany) Alternative form of nicht (not).
    Hab ich’s dir net erzählt?
    Have I not told you?

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją.

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Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net
  2. (computing) network
  3. (computing, usually definite) the Internet

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nitidus (shiny).

Adjective[edit]

net m (feminine nette, masculine plural nets, feminine plural nettes)

  1. clean

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Kven[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

net

  1. (personal) they

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

net

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German niowiht, from nio (never) + wiht (thing, being), from Proto-Germanic *ne (not) + *aiw- (ever) + *wiht- (thing). Compare English not, German nicht, Dutch niet, West Frisian net.

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net

  1. not

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *natją, whence also Old High German nezzi, Old Norse net, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐍄𐌹 (nati). Perhaps related to Albanian neth (sprout, bud) and Russian нить (nit’, thread).

Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *natją, whence also Old English net and Old High German nezzi.

Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

net f (uncountable)

  1. Net; the Internet

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Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

net (comparative daha net, superlative en net)

  1. clear
  2. manifest

Noun[edit]

net (definite accusative neti, plural netler)

  1. (sports) The net used in ping-pong or tenis.

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West Frisian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. not

Noun[edit]

net

  1. net