What is the meaning of net?


  • A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange.
  • A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.
  • The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses.
  • A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey. )
  • Game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.
  • An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.


  • Make as a net profit.
    • usage: "The company cleared $1 million"
  • Yield as a net profit.
    • usage: "This sale netted me $1 million"
  • Construct or form a web, as if by weaving.
  • Catch with a net.
    • usage: "net a fish"


  • Remaining after all deductions.
    • usage: "net profit"
  • Conclusive in a process or progression.
    • usage: "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
|8 years ago|1.3k views|share |citing 
APAWordNet. (2010). net. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/net/definitions/1179053
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "net" http://smartdefine.org/net/definitions/1179053 (accessed January 18, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, net, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/net/definitions/1179053>.
MLAWordNet. "net" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/net/definitions/1179053>
{ class="autoclick" }next definition (/)