- The definition of net is the amount left over after certain adjustments have been made.
An example of net is the amount of your paycheck after taxes have been taken out.
- Net is defined as something made of woven, mesh or loosely knotted open criss-cross pattern fabric, or something that catches or traps.
- An example of a net is what fishermen use to catch shrimp.
- An example of a net is a tennis racket.
- An example of a net is what you would use to catch a gold fish in a tank.
A small fishing net.
net definition by Webster's New World
- a fabric made from string, cord, etc., loosely knotted or woven in an openwork pattern and used to trap or snare birds, fish, etc.
- anything that catches or entraps; trap; snare
- any of various devices made of meshed fabric, used to hold, protect, or mark off something: a hairnet, tennis net
- a fine, meshed, lacelike cloth, used to make curtains, trim garments, etc.
- network ( & )
- Volleyball, Tennis, etc. a ball or shuttlecock that hits the net, whether or not it goes overin full net ball
- Comput., Informal Internet: with the
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English nett, akin to German netz, Gothic nati ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ned-, to twist together from source Classical Latin nodus, a knot
- to make into net or a net
- to make with net
- to trap or snare with or as with a net
- to protect, shelter, or enclose with or as with a net
- Volleyball, Tennis, etc. to hit (the ball or shuttlecock) into the net
- netlike adjective
- remaining after certain deductions or allowances have been made, as for expenses, weight of containers or waste materials, nonessential considerations, etc.
- after all considerations; final: net loss
Origin: Middle English trim, clean ; from Fr: see neat
net definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An openwork fabric made of threads or cords that are woven or knotted together at regular intervals.
- Something made of openwork fabric, especially:a. A device for capturing birds, fish, or insects.b. A barrier against flying insects.c. A mesh for holding the hair in place.d. Something that entraps; a snare.e. A fine mesh fabric used as curtain or dress material or as the foundation for various laces.
- Sports a. A barrier of meshwork cord or rope strung between two posts to divide a court in half, as in tennis and badminton.b. A ball that is hit into this meshwork barrier.c. The goal in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse.d. The cord meshwork attached to the hoop of a basket in basketball.
- A meshed network of lines, figures, or fibers.
- A radio, television, or telephone network.
- Computer Science See network.
- To catch or ensnare in or as if in a net.
- To cover, protect, or surround with or as if with a net.
- Sports To hit (a ball) into the net.
- To make into a net.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
- netˈter noun
- Business a. Remaining after all deductions have been made, as for expenses: net profit.b. Remaining after tare is deducted: net weight.
- Ultimate; final: the net result.
- Business A net amount, as of profit or weight.
- The main point; the essence: the net of our discussion.
- To bring in or yield as profit.
- To clear as profit.
Origin: Middle English, elegant, remaining after deductions, from Old French, elegant, and from Old Italian netto, remaining after deductions, both from Latin nitidus, clean, elegant; see neat 1.
net - Business Definition
- The difference between net proceeds from the sale of an asset and the total outlay for the purchase.
- The amount that remains after all relevant deductions have been taken. For example, the balance sheet item “net plant and equipment" is the dollar amount of plant and equipment after deducting accumulated depreciation.
- The difference between a series of additions and a series of subtractions. For example, a car rental agency has a net of 15 vehicles available for rent after considering returns and previous rentals for the day.
- See net income.
net - Computer Definition
Pronounced dot net. Originally, the Internet generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for network access providers, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The domain is now unrestricted.This is an unsponsored domain. See also Internet, gTLD, ISP, and unsponsored domain.
(NETwork) Any term with a "net" prefix either means network or Internet. For example, a net address can mean a network address or an Internet address, depending on the context of the dialog. "Net" with a capital "N" generally refers to the Internet; for example, "the Net" is "the Internet." See also .NET Framework.
(1) (.NET) A software platform for building Microsoft applications. See .NET Framework.
(2) (.NETwork) A top-level Internet domain used by carriers, ISPs and other communications-oriented organizations. Both .net and .com domains are sometimes used by the same company. For example, Comcast uses www.comcast.net as a general-purpose news and entertainment portal, while www.comcast.com is used for its products and services. However, the domain is not restricted, and anyone can register a .net domain, even if they have nothing to do with communications. See Internet domain name.
net - Cultural Definition
What remains after all deductions have been made. (Compare gross.)
net - Investment & Finance Definition
- For the closing transaction in a security, the difference between net proceeds from the sale and the total outlay for the purchase.
- See net income.