net

1
[ net ]
/ nɛt /

noun

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

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM net

net·ta·ble, adjectivenet·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for netlike

  • The netlike weave of ancestry is particularly well exemplified in some of these families because of much close intermarriage.

    Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer

British Dictionary definitions for netlike (1 of 3)

net1
/ (nɛt) /

noun

verb nets, netting or netted

Word Origin for net

Old English net; related to Gothic nati, Dutch net

British Dictionary definitions for netlike (2 of 3)

net2

nett

/ (nɛt) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for netlike (3 of 3)

net3

the internet domain name for

a company or organization
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Cultural definitions for netlike

net

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

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