Net is defined as something made of woven, mesh or loosely knotted open criss-cross pattern fabric, or something that catches or traps.(noun)
The definition of net is the amount left over after certain adjustments have been made.(adjective)
An example of net is the amount of your paycheck after taxes have been taken out.
See net in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE nett, akin to Ger netz, Goth nati < IE base *ned-, to twist together > L nodus, a knot
Origin: ME, trim, clean < Fr: see neat
See net in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English, elegant, remaining after deductions
Origin: , from Old French, elegant
Origin: , and from Old Italian netto, remaining after deductions
Origin: , both from Latin nitidus, clean, elegant; see neat 1.
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