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.
2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W. Scott.
3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
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.
adj 1: remaining after all deductions; "net profit" [syn: nett]
2: conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer";
"a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: final, last]
n 1: a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of
computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols
to facilitate data transmission and exchange [syn: Internet,
2: a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
3: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of
time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
[syn: net income, net profit, lucre, profit, profits,
4: a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
5: game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the
playing area in tennis or badminton
6: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at
regular intervals [syn: network, mesh, meshing, meshwork]
v 1: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn:
sack, sack up, clear]
2: yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
3: construct or form a web, as if by weaving [syn: web]
4: catch with a net; "net a fish" [syn: nett]
[also: netting, netted]
adj : having open interstices or resembling a web [syn: lacy, netlike,
webbed, weblike, webby]