net

1
[ net ]
/ nɛt /
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noun

verb (used with object), net·ted, net·ting.


Nearby words

  1. nestling,
  2. nestor,
  3. nestorian,
  4. nestorianism,
  5. nestorius,
  6. net asset value,
  7. net assets,
  8. net blotch,
  9. net book agreement,
  10. net domestic product

Origin of net

1
before 900; Middle English net (noun), netten (v.), Old English net(t) (noun); cognate with Dutch, Old Norse net, Gothic nati, German Netz

Related formsnet·ta·ble, adjectivenet·like, adjective

net

2
[ net ]
/ nɛt /

adjective

remaining after deductions, as for charges or expenses (opposed to gross): net earnings.
sold at a stated price with all parts and charges included and with all deductions having been made.
final; totally conclusive: After all that work, what was the net result?
(of weight) after deduction of tare, tret, or both.

noun

net income, profit, or the like.

verb (used with object), net·ted, net·ting.

to gain or produce as clear profit.

Origin of net

2
1300–50; Middle English; variant of neat1

Related formsnet·ta·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for net

net

1
/ (nɛt) /

noun

verb nets, netting or netted

Word Origin for net

Old English net; related to Gothic nati, Dutch net

adjective

remaining after all deductions, as for taxes, expenses, losses, etcnet profit Compare gross (def. 2)
(of weight) after deducting tare
ultimate; final; conclusive (esp in the phrase net result)

noun

net income, profits, weight, etc

verb nets, netting or netted

(tr) to yield or earn as clear profit

Word Origin for net

C14: clean, neat, from French net neat 1; related to Dutch net, German nett

the internet domain name for

a company or organization
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Word Origin and History for net
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Culture definitions for net

net

What remains after all deductions have been made. (Compare gross.)

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