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Net
See also: Net, nét, nèt, .net, and .NET

English

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A fishing net
A net of a dodecahedron

Pronunciation

  • enPR: n?t, IPA(key): /n?t/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?t

Etymology 1

From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-Germanic *natj?, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot"). Cognate with West Frisian net, Low German Nett, Dutch net, German Netz, Danish net, Swedish nät.

Noun

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
    a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, ->ISBN, page 190:
      The nets have to be checked to make sure that they are not tangled up and therefore useless, and the carcasses of the dead sharks are removed.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    • Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
      A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. (geometry) Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.
  7. A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.
    a computer network; a road network; an electricity distribution network
    1. (electronics) A conductor that interconnects two or more component terminals.
  8. (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, "Wigan 2-2 Arsenal", in BBC:
      Wigan had N'Zogbia sent off late on but Squillaci headed into his own net to give the home side a deserved point.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  9. (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  10. (tennis, by extension) The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).
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Verb

net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To catch by means of a net.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Walter Scott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      And now I am here, netted and in the toils.
  3. To enclose or cover with a net.
    to net a tree
  4. (transitive, soccer) To score (a goal).
    Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.
    • 2012, Chelsea 6-0 Wolves [1]
      Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar's cross.
  5. (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
    • 2011 June 28, David Ornstein, "Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka beats Tamira Paszek in quarters", in BBC Sport[2]:
      Azarenka whipped a sensational forehand around the net post to break for 2-0 in the second set, followed it up with a love hold and moved to 5-1 when Paszek netted a forehand.
  6. To form network or netting; to knit.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English net, nette, borrowed from Old French net, from Latin nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.

Alternative forms

Adjective

net (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.xii:
      Her brest all naked, as net iuory, / Without adorne of gold or siluer bright [...]
  2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
    net wine
  3. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
    net profit; net weight
  4. Final; end.
    net result; net conclusion
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Adverb

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.
    You'll have $5000 net.
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Noun

net (plural nets)

  1. The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
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Verb

net (third-person singular simple present nets, present participle netting, simple past and past participle netted)

  1. (transitive) To receive as profit.
    The company nets $30 on every sale.
  2. (transitive) To yield as profit for.
    The scam netted the criminals $30,000.
  3. To fully hedge a position.
    Every party is netting their position with a counter-party
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Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch net.

Adverb

net

  1. only, just

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan, from Old Occitan, from Latin nitidus, contracted to a Vulgar Latin *nittus. Doublet of nèdol, which came through a different Old Catalan form nèdeu. Compare also French net, Italian netto.

Pronunciation

Adjective

net (feminine neta, masculine plural nets, feminine plural netes)

  1. clean
  2. net

Adverb

net

  1. cleanly

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Central Franconian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old High German niowiht.

Pronunciation

Adverb

net

  1. (most dialects) not
    Dat es jar net wohr!
    That's not true at all!

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Danish

Etymology 1

German nett

Adjective

net (neuter net, plural and definite singular attributive nette, comparative nettere, superlative (predicative) nettest, superlative (attributive) netteste)

  1. visually pleasing and proper; well-groomed

Etymology 2

Noun

net

  1. web
  2. reusable bag of cloth

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch net, nette, from Old Dutch *net, *netti, from Proto-Germanic *natj?, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot"). Compare West Frisian net, Low German Nett, English net, German Netz, Danish net, Swedish nät.

Noun

net n (plural netten, diminutive netje n)

  1. net (mesh)
  2. net (device for catching and trapping)
  3. television channel
    Synonyms: kanaal, zender
  4. omentum, caul
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch net, which is borrowed from Old French net, from Latin nitidus.[1]

Adjective

net (comparative netter, superlative netst)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. decent, proper
Inflection
Derived terms

Adverb

net

  1. tidily, neatly
  2. decently, properly
  3. just, nearly, barely
  4. just recently
Derived terms

Anagrams

References

  1. ^ net; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Elfdalian

Noun

net n

  1. net

Inflection


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natj?, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot").

Noun

net n (genitive singular nets, plural net)

  1. (fowling, sports) mesh, the material to make a "nót" (fishing net)
  2. A network (computing)
  3. A net for carrying hay

Declension

Declension of net
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative net netið net netini
accusative net netið net netini
dative neti netinum netum netunum
genitive nets netsins neta netanna

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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'net/, ['ne?t?]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification: net

Pronoun

net

  1. (Kven, personal) they

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French

Etymology

From Old French net, inherited from Latin nitidus ("shiny") through a contracted Vulgar Latin form *nittus. Doublet of nitide, a borrowing.

Pronunciation

Adjective

net (feminine singular nette, masculine plural nets, feminine plural nettes)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. clear
  3. neat
  4. net (as opposed to gross).

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Descendants

  • -> Romanian: net
  • -> Spanish: neto

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Friulian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective

net

  1. clean, neat

Derived terms


Gallo

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb

net

  1. completely, entirely

German

Pronunciation

Adverb

net

  1. (colloquial, regional, Austria, southern Germany, parts of central Germany) Alternative form of nicht ("not")
    Hab ich's dir net erzählt?
    Have I not told you?

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['n?t]
  • Hyphenation: net
  • Rhymes: -?t

Noun

net (plural netek)

  1. (computing) Internet

Declension

Possessive forms of net
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. netem neteim
2nd person sing. neted neteid
3rd person sing. nete netei
1st person plural netünk neteink
2nd person plural netetek neteitek
3rd person plural netük neteik

Hunsrik

Pronunciation

Adverb

net

  1. not
    Die Blum is net rod.
    The flower is not red.
    De Hund laafd net schnell.
    The dog does not run fast.
    De Mann essd de Eppel net.
    The man does not eat the apple.

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Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natj?, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot").

Pronunciation

Noun

net n (genitive singular nets, nominative plural net)

  1. net
  2. (computing) network
  3. (computing, usually definite) the Internet

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Latin

Verb

net

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of n?

References

  • net in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • net in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German niowiht, from nio ("never") + wiht ("thing, being"), from Proto-Germanic *ne ("not") + *aiw- ("ever") + *wiht- ("thing"). Compare English not, German nicht, Dutch niet, West Frisian net.

Pronunciation

Adverb

net

  1. not

Meänkieli

Pronoun

net

  1. they

Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French net, from Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus ("shiny").

Pronunciation

Adjective

net m

  1. (Jersey) clean
    Synonym: propre

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Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *natj?, whence also Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Old Norse net, Gothic ? (nati). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot"). Perhaps related to Albanian neth ("sprout, bud") and Russian ? (nit?, "thread").

Pronunciation

Noun

net n

  1. net

Descendants


Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *nisdos, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós.

Noun

net m (genitive nit, nominative plural nit)

  1. nest

Inflection

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative net netL nitL
Vocative nit netL nituH
Accusative netN netL nituH
Genitive nitL net netN
Dative netL netaib netaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants

References


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *natj?, whence also Old English net, nett, Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Gothic ? (nati). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot").

Noun

net n

  1. net

Descendants

References

  • net in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • net in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German nicht, Dutch niet, English not.

Adverb

net

  1. not

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English net.

Pronunciation

Noun

net f (uncountable)

  1. Net; the Internet

Synonyms


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French net, itself from Latin nitidus. Doublet of the inherited neted.

Adjective

net m or n (feminine singular net?, masculine plural ne?i, feminine and neuter plural nete)

  1. net
  2. clear, clear-cut, plain

Declension

Synonyms

Adverb

net

  1. clearly, distinctly
  2. plainly, flatly
  3. directly, bluntly, point blank, crisply
  4. avowedly

Turkish

Adjective

net (comparative daha net, superlative en net)

  1. clear
  2. manifest

Noun

net (definite accusative neti, plural netler)

  1. (sports) The net used in ping-pong or tennis.

Declension

Inflection
Nominative net
Definite accusative neti
Singular Plural
Nominative net netler
Definite accusative neti netleri
Dative nete netlere
Locative nette netlerde
Ablative netten netlerden
Genitive netin netlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular netim netlerim
2nd singular netin netlerin
3rd singular neti netleri
1st plural netimiz netlerimiz
2nd plural netiniz netleriniz
3rd plural netleri netleri

West Frisian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb

net

  1. not
Inflection
  • "net (II)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian nette, nitte, from Proto-Germanic *natj?, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- ("to turn, twist, knot").

Noun

net n (plural netten, diminutive netsje)

  1. net
Further reading
  • "net (I)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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