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English adjective: net

1. net remaining after all deductions


SamplesNet profit.


Synonymsnett


Similarclear, take-home


Antonymsgross

2. net conclusive in a process or progression


SamplesThe final answer.
A last resort.
The net result.


Synonymsfinal, last


Similarultimate


Antonymsproximate


English noun: net

1. net (artifact) a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange


Synonymscyberspace, internet


Broader (hypernym)computer network

2. net (artifact) a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects


Broader (hypernym)trap


Narrower (hyponym)brail, fishing net, fishnet

3. net (possession) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)


Synonymsearnings, lucre, net income, net profit, profit, profits


Broader (hypernym)income


Narrower (hyponym)accumulation, cleanup, dividend, earning per share, fast buck, filthy lucre, gross profit, gross profit margin, killing, margin, markup, quick buck, windfall profit


Part holonympart, percentage, portion, share

4. net (artifact) a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)


Broader (hypernym)goal


Narrower (hyponym)cage


Domain categoryassociation football, field hockey, hockey, soccer

5. net (artifact) game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton


Broader (hypernym)game equipment


Narrower (hyponym)volleyball net

6. net (artifact) an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals


Synonymsmesh, meshing, meshwork, network


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile


Narrower (hyponym)chicken wire, gauze, grillwork, hairnet, netting, reseau, safety net, save-all, snood, spark arrester, sparker, tulle, veiling, wirework


Part holonymbackbone


English verb: net

1. net (possession) make as a net profit


SamplesThe company cleared $1 million.


Synonymsclear, sack, sack up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit


Verb groupbring in, clear, clear, earn, gain, make, net, pull in, realise, realize, take in

2. net (possession) yield as a net profit


SamplesThis sale netted me $1 million.


Synonymsclear


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear, pay, yield


Verb groupclear, net, sack, sack up

3. net (creation) construct or form a web, as if by weaving


Synonymsweb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

4. net (contact) catch with a net


SamplesNet a fish.


Synonymsnett


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, take hold of









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