net

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noun

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


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

Synonyms for net

net

2
[net]

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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Examples from the Web for netted

Contemporary Examples of netted

Historical Examples of netted

  • They had netted some white-fish over night, so their larder was freshly supplied.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • In twenty minutes he netted three more, two of which got away.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The last row is netted plain, with the same mesh as the preceding one.

  • Well, if you 'd have withdrawn him for the Bexley, you'd have netted fifty thousand.

  • How I should like to have drawn a cordon of policemen round the party and netted the whole.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever



British Dictionary definitions for netted

net

1

noun

an openwork fabric of string, rope, wire, etc; meshRelated adjective: retiary
a device made of net, used to protect or enclose things or to trap animals
  1. a thin light mesh fabric of cotton, nylon, or other fibre, used for curtains, dresses, etc
  2. (as modifier)net curtains
a plan, strategy, etc, intended to trap or ensnarethe murderer slipped through the police net
sport
  1. a strip of net that divides the playing area into two equal parts
  2. a shot that hits the net, whether or not it goes over
the goal in soccer, hockey, etc
(often plural) cricket
  1. a pitch surrounded by netting, used for practice
  2. a practice session in a net
informal short for internet
another word for network (def. 2)

verb nets, netting or netted

(tr) to catch with or as if with a net; ensnare
(tr) to shelter or surround with a net
(intr) sport to score a goalRangers netted three times in seven minutes
to make a net out of (rope, string, etc)
(intr) to hit a shot into the net

Word Origin for net

Old English net; related to Gothic nati, Dutch net

net

2

nett

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

net

3

the internet domain name for

a company or organization
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Word Origin and History for netted

net

v.1

"to capture in a net," early 15c., from net (n.). Related: Netted; netting.

net

v.2

"to gain as a net sum," 1758, from net (adj.). Related: Netted; netting.

net

n.

Old English net "netting, network, spider web, mesh used for capturing," also figuratively, "moral or mental snare or trap," from Proto-Germanic *natjan (cf. Old Saxon net, Old Norse, Dutch net, Swedish nät, Old High German nezzi, German Netz, Gothic nati "net"), originally "something knotted," from PIE *ned- "to twist, knot" (cf. Sanskrit nahyati "binds, ties," Latin nodus "knot," Old Irish nascim "I bind, oblige").

net

adj.

"remaining after deductions," 1510s, from earlier sense of "trim, elegant, clean, neat" (c.1300), from Old French net "clean, pure," from Latin nitere "to shine, look bright, glitter" (see neat). Meaning influenced by Italian netto "remaining after deductions." As a noun, 1910.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for netted

net

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

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