net

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See also: NET, Net, nét, nèt, nết, nẹt, .net, and .NET

English[edit]

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A fishing net
A net of a dodecahedron

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: nĕt, IPA(key): /nɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot). Cognate with West Frisian net, Low German Nett, Dutch net, German Netz, Danish net, Swedish nät.

Noun[edit]

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
    a hairnet; 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, in 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.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 190:
      The nets have to be checked to make sure that they are not tangled up and therefore useless, and the carcasses of the dead sharks are removed.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), 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.
    a computer network; a road network; an electricity distribution network
    1. (electronics) A conductor that interconnects two or more component terminals.
  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”, in 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.
  10. (tennis, by extension) The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).
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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.
  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.
    • 2011 June 28, David Ornstein, “Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka beats Tamira Paszek in quarters”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      Azarenka whipped a sensational forehand around the net post to break for 2-0 in the second set, followed it up with a love hold and moved to 5-1 when Paszek netted a forehand.
  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.

Alternative forms[edit]

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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Translations[edit]
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Adverb[edit]

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.
    You'll have $5000 net.
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Noun[edit]

net (plural nets)

  1. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
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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 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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch net.

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. only, just

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan, from Old Occitan, from Latin nitidus, contracted to a Vulgar Latin *nittus. Doublet of nèdol, which came through a different Old Catalan form nèdeu. Compare also French net, Italian netto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. clean
    Antonyms: brut, sutze
  2. net
  3. (castells) (of a castell) built without a pinya, or without a folre or manilles when it would normally have these

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Related terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. cleanly

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German niowiht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. (most dialects) not
    Dat es jar net wohr!
    That’s not true at all!

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German nett, from Old French net (neat), from Latin nitidus (shining).

Adjective[edit]

net (plural and definite singular attributive nette)

  1. visually pleasing and proper; well-groomed
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of net
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular net nettere nettest2
Neuter singular net nettere nettest2
Plural nette nettere nettest2
Definite attributive1 nette nettere netteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2[edit]

Older ned, from Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją, cognate with Swedish nät, English net, German Netz. The modern Danish form, with -t instead of regular -d, is influenced by Low German Nett.

Noun[edit]

net n (singular definite nettet, plural indefinite net)

  1. net
  2. web
  3. reusable bag of cloth
Declension[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch net, nette, from Old Dutch *net, *netti, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Noun[edit]

net n (plural netten, diminutive netje n)

  1. net (mesh)
  2. net (device for catching and trapping)
  3. television channel
    Synonyms: kanaal, zender
  4. omentum, caul
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

net (comparative netter, superlative netst)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. decent, proper
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of net
uninflected net
inflected nette
comparative netter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial net netter het netst
het netste
indefinite m./f. sing. nette nettere netste
n. sing. net netter netste
plural nette nettere netste
definite nette nettere netste
partitive nets netters
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

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

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

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

Elfdalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net

Inflection[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

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]

Declension of net
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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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ne with the regular nominative plural suffix (-t)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnet/, [ˈne̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification: net

Pronoun[edit]

net

  1. (now dialectal, demonstrative) Alternative form of ne
  2. (dialectal, personal) they

Declension[edit]

Same as ne except for the nominative plural form.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (personal pronoun): het (dialectal)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French net, inherited from Latin nitidus (shiny) through a contracted Vulgar Latin form *nittus. Doublet of nitide, a borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. clean, tidy
  2. clear
  3. neat
  4. net (as opposed to gross).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: net
  • Spanish: neto

Further reading[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective[edit]

net

  1. clean, neat

Derived terms[edit]


Gallo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. completely, entirely

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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?

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

net (plural netek)

  1. (informal, computing, Internet) Internet
    Synonym: internet

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative net netek
accusative netet neteket
dative netnek neteknek
instrumental nettel netekkel
causal-final netért netekért
translative netté netekké
terminative netig netekig
essive-formal netként netekként
essive-modal
inessive netben netekben
superessive neten neteken
adessive netnél neteknél
illative netbe netekbe
sublative netre netekre
allative nethez netekhez
elative netből netekből
delative netről netekről
ablative nettől netektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
neté neteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
netéi netekéi
Possessive forms of net
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. netem neteim
2nd person sing. neted neteid
3rd person sing. nete netei
1st person plural netünk neteink
2nd person plural netetek neteitek
3rd person plural netük neteik

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. not
    Die Blum is net rod.
    The flower is not red.
    De Hund laafd net schnell.
    The dog does not run fast.
    De Mann essd de Eppel net.
    The man does not eat the apple.
    • 2018 João Cabral de Melo Neto, Cléo V. Altenhofen, Der Moint om Stricke:
      En Hoohn alleen strickt noch net en Moint

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

net n (genitive singular nets, nominative plural net)

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

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch net, from Middle Dutch net, nette, from Old Dutch *net, *netti, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnɛt̪]
  • Hyphenation: nèt

Noun[edit]

net (plural, first-person possessive netku, second-person possessive netmu, third-person possessive netnya)

  1. (sports) net, a mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
    Hyponym: jaring

Further reading[edit]


Kven[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Finnish ne, from Proto-Finnic *nek. Cognates include Meänkieli net.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

net

  1. these, those

Pronoun[edit]

net

  1. these, those
  2. they

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Eira Söderholm, Kvensk grammatikk, Tromsø: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017, →ISBN, page 278

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

net

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of

References[edit]

  • net in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910
  • net in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. not

Meänkieli[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

net

  1. they

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French net, from Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus (shiny).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

net m

  1. (Jersey) clean
    Synonym: propre

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

net n (definite singular netet, indefinite plural net, definite plural neta or neti)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by nett

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *natją, whence also Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Old Norse net, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐍄𐌹 (nati). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot). Perhaps related to Albanian neth (sprout, bud) and Russian нить (nitʹ, thread).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *nisdos, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós.

Noun[edit]

net m (genitive nit, nominative plural nit)

  1. nest

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative net netL nitL
Vocative nit netL nituH
Accusative netN netL nituH
Genitive nitL net netN
Dative netL netaib netaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *natją, whence also Old English net, nett, Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐍄𐌹 (nati). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Noun[edit]

net n

  1. net

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • net in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910
  • net in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German nicht, Dutch niet, English not.

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. not

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English net.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

net f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Net; the Internet
    Synonyms: rede, Internet, web
  2. (colloquial, by extension) Internet connection
    Fiquei sem net por uma hora.
    I lost my Internet connetion for one hour.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French net, itself from Latin nitidus. Doublet of the inherited neted.

Adjective[edit]

net m or n (feminine singular netă, masculine plural neți, feminine and neuter plural nete)

  1. net
  2. clear, clear-cut, plain

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. clearly, distinctly
  2. plainly, flatly
  3. directly, bluntly, point blank, crisply
  4. avowedly

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 tennis.

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative net
Definite accusative neti
Singular Plural
Nominative net netler
Definite accusative neti netleri
Dative nete netlere
Locative nette netlerde
Ablative netten netlerden
Genitive netin netlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular netim netlerim
2nd singular netin netlerin
3rd singular neti netleri
1st plural netimiz netlerimiz
2nd plural netiniz netleriniz
3rd plural netleri netleri
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular netimi netlerimi
2nd singular netini netlerini
3rd singular netini netlerini
1st plural netimizi netlerimizi
2nd plural netinizi netlerinizi
3rd plural netlerini netlerini
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular netime netlerime
2nd singular netine netlerine
3rd singular netine netlerine
1st plural netimize netlerimize
2nd plural netinize netlerinize
3rd plural netlerine netlerine
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular netimde netlerimde
2nd singular netinde netlerinde
3rd singular netinde netlerinde
1st plural netimizde netlerimizde
2nd plural netinizde netlerinizde
3rd plural netlerinde netlerinde
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular netimden netlerimden
2nd singular netinden netlerinden
3rd singular netinden netlerinden
1st plural netimizden netlerimizden
2nd plural netinizden netlerinizden
3rd plural netlerinden netlerinden
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular netimin netlerimin
2nd singular netinin netlerinin
3rd singular netinin netlerinin
1st plural netimizin netlerimizin
2nd plural netinizin netlerinizin
3rd plural netlerinin netlerinin

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ne (not) + *aiw- (ever) + *wihtą (thing).

Adverb[edit]

net

  1. not
Inflection[edit]
  • “net (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[3] (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Frisian nette, nitte, from Proto-West Germanic *nati, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Noun[edit]

net n (plural netten, diminutive netsje)

  1. net
Further reading[edit]
  • “net (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[4] (in Dutch), 2011