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Definition of Net


  1. To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
  2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
  3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
  4. To form network or netting; to knit.
  5. Without spot; pure; shining.
  6. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.
  7. Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc.
  8. To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.

Net Quotations

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Benjamin Franklin

The tool that's most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.
Bill Gates

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost
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Net Translations

net in Afrikaans is netjies
net in Danish is net
net in Dutch is netto, netto-, net, duidelijk
net in Finnish is netto, verkko
net in German is vernetzen, Netz, Netto, netzartig, Netz
net in Italian is ordito
net in Portuguese is rede
net in Spanish is neto, red

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