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English adjective: net

1. net remaining after all deductions

SamplesNet profit.


Similarclear, take-home


2. net conclusive in a process or progression

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

Synonymsfinal, last



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.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

4. net (contact) catch with a net

SamplesNet a fish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, take hold of

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