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1 net /ˈnɛt/ noun
plural nets
1 net
/ˈnɛt/
noun
plural nets
Learner's definition of NET
[count] : a device that is used for catching or holding things or for keeping things out of a space and that is made of pieces of string, rope, wire, etc., woven together with spaces in between often used figuratively see picture at fishing; see also mosquito net, safety net
[noncount] : the material used to make nets : netting
[count] sports
: a net that is hung across the middle of a playing area in some games (such as tennis, badminton, or volleyball)
: a net that is attached to a frame and that is used as the goal in some games (such as soccer, hockey, or basketball)
the Net : the Internet

cast/spread your net wide

: to try many different things so that you will have the best chance of finding what you want

slip/fall through the net

: to fail to be noticed or included with others
compare 5net
2 net /ˈnɛt/ verb
nets; netted; netting
2 net
/ˈnɛt/
verb
nets; netted; netting
Learner's definition of NET
[+ object]
: to catch (something) in a net often used figuratively
sports
: to hit (a ball) into the net during a game (such as tennis)
: to score (a goal or point) by hitting, kicking, or shooting a ball or puck into a net
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3 net adjective
also British nett /ˈnɛt/
3 net
adjective
also British nett /ˈnɛt/
Learner's definition of NET
always used before a noun
used to describe the amount or value of something after all costs and expenses have been taken away
compare 1gross
used to describe the weight of something without its packaging or container
: after everything is completed
4 net /ˈnɛt/ verb
nets; netted; netting
4 net
/ˈnɛt/
verb
nets; netted; netting
Learner's definition of NET
[+ object]
: to gain or receive (an amount) as a profit compare 4gross
: to produce or get (something) as the result of an effort
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5 net /ˈnɛt/ noun
plural nets
5 net
/ˈnɛt/
noun
plural nets
Learner's definition of NET
[count]
: an amount that is left over after all costs and expenses have been taken away : a net amount
compare 5gross
compare 1net
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