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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)

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.

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 sample@example. net, which contains the URI F: \Web\firefox\sample@example. net\"