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Definition 1: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

(... is a kind of net ) mesh netting made of wires

(... is a kind of net ) a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns

(... is a kind of net ) a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack

(... is a kind of net ) an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head

(... is a kind of net ) a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship

(... is a kind of net ) a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze

(... is a kind of net ) a net or mesh foundation for lace

(... is a kind of net ) a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place

(... is a kind of net ) a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

(... is a kind of net ) a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences

(net is a part of ...) the part of a network that connects other networks together

"the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

Definition 2: a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) (computer science) a network of computers

Definition 3: a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects - [noun denoting artifact]

(net is a kind of ...) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

(... is a kind of net ) a small net used to draw fish into a boat

(... is a kind of net ) a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in

Definition 4: game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton - [noun denoting artifact]

(net is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of net ) the high net that separates the two teams and over which the volleyball must pass

Definition 5: a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey) - [noun denoting artifact]

(net is a kind of ...) game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

(... is a kind of net ) the net that is the goal in ice hockey

(net belongs to category ...) a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved hockey sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net

(net belongs to category ...) a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

Definition 6: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

(... is a kind of net ) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of net ) the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price

(... is a kind of net ) (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

(... is a kind of net ) shameful profit

"he would sell his soul for filthy lucre"

(... is a kind of net ) quick or easy earnings

"they are traders out to make a fast buck"

(... is a kind of net ) a very large profit

(... is a kind of net ) profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it

(... is a kind of net ) the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock

(... is a kind of net ) that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly

(net is a part of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

Definition 7: catch with a net - [verb of contact]

Samples where net or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • net a fish

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

Definition 8: construct or form a web, as if by weaving - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

"tissue textiles"

Definition 9: make as a net profit - [verb of possession]

Samples where net or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company cleared $1 million

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) derive a benefit from

"She profited from his vast experience"

(net has a similar meaning as ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

(net has a similar meaning as ...) yield as a net profit

"This sale netted me $1 million"

Definition 10: yield as a net profit - [verb of possession]

Samples where net or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This sale netted me $1 million

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is a kind of ...) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(net has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

Definition 11: remaining after all deductions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where net or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • net profit

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is similar to ...) clear of charges or deductions

"a clear profit"

(net is similar to ...) (of salary or wages) remaining after all deductions including taxes

Definition 12: conclusive in a process or progression - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where net or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the final answer
  • a last resort
  • the net result

Synonyms for net in the sense of this definition

(net is similar to ...) furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

"the ultimate achievement" "the ultimate question" "man's ultimate destiny" "the ultimate insult" "one's ultimate goal in life"

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