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Definition of NET

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Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Netted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Netting}.]
     1. To make into a net; to make in the style of network; as, to net silk. [1913 Webster]

     2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile. [1913 Webster]

              And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

     3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree. [1913 Webster]

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Net \Net\, v. i.
     To form network or netting; to knit.
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Net \Net\, a. [F. See {Neat} clean.]
     1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]
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              Her breast all naked as net ivory.    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.] [1913 Webster]

     3. Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc. [Less properly written {nett}.] [1913 Webster]

     {Net tonnage} (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow space for crew, machinery, etc. [1913 Webster]

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Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Netted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Netting}.] To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation. [1913 Webster]

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Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.]
     1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster]

              If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean.
                                                    --Law. [1913 Webster]

     2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress. [1913 Webster]

     3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: (Chem.) Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone. "Our old wine neat." --Chapman. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief. [1913 Webster]

     5. With all deductions or allowances made; net.

     Note: [In this sense usually written {net}. See {Net}, a.,
           3.]
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     {neat line} (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be built or formed.

     {Neat work}, work built or formed to neat lines. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.
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Net \Net\ (n[e^]t), n. [AS. net; akin to D. net, OS. net, netti, OHG. nezzi, G. netz, Icel. & Dan. net, Sw. n[aum]t, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.]
     1. A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. [1913 Webster]

              A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.                         --Prov. xxix.
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              In the church's net there are fishes good or bad.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     3. Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Geom.) A figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law. [1913 Webster]

     5. A network. [informal]
        [PJC]

     6. Specifically: The internet; -- usually {the net}; as, I found it on the net. [slang] [PJC]

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NET
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379 Moby Thesaurus words for "net":
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