Definition of "net" []

  • An openwork fabric made of threads or cords that are woven or knotted together at regular intervals. (noun)
  • Something made of openwork fabric, especially: (noun)
  • A device for capturing birds, fish, or insects. (noun)
  • A barrier against flying insects. (noun)
  • A mesh for holding the hair in place. (noun)
  • An openwork fabric of string, rope, wire, etc; mesh (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A device made of net, used to protect or enclose things or to trap animals (noun)
  • A thin light mesh fabric of cotton, nylon, or other fibre, used for curtains, dresses, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A plan, strategy, etc, intended to trap or ensnare (noun)
  • A strip of net that divides the playing area into two equal parts (noun)
  • A shot that hits the net, whether or not it goes over (noun)
  • The goal in soccer, hockey, etc (noun)
  • A pitch surrounded by netting, used for practice (noun)
  • A practice session in a net (noun)
  • To catch with or as if with a net; ensnare (verb)
  • To shelter or surround with a net (verb)
  • To score a goal (verb)
  • To make a net out of (rope, string, etc) (verb)
  • To hit a shot into the net (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "net" in a sentence
  • "_Per Volume: Cloth 2s. 6d. net, Leather 3s. 6d. net_"
  • "_Each volume 6-1/4 X 4 inches, price 1s. net; or in limp leather, with photogravure frontispiece, 2s. net_."
  • "Under my Firefox profile, I have created a file called [email protected] net, which contains the URI F: \Web\firefox\[email protected] net\"