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net

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[ net ]
/ nɛt /
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noun
verb (used with object), net·ted, net·ting.
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Origin of net

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First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English noun net(t); cognate with Dutch, Old Norse net, Gothic nati, German Netz; akin to Latin nōdus “knot”; verb derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM net

net·ta·ble, adjectivenetlike, adjective

Other definitions for net (2 of 3)

net2
[ 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

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English net, nette “worthy, good, after deductions”; see origin at neat1

OTHER WORDS FROM net

net·ta·ble, adjective

Other definitions for net (3 of 3)

NET

National Educational Television.
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British Dictionary definitions for net (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 net (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 net (3 of 3)

net3

the internet domain name for
a company or organization
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Cultural definitions for net

net

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

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