(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. remaining after all deductions

- net profit

Similar word(s): clear, nett

2. conclusive in a process or progression; final; end.

- the net result

Similar word(s): ultimate, final, last

Sentences with net as an adjective:

- net wine

- net profit; net weight

- net result; net conclusion


1. after expenses or deductions

- You'll have $5000 net.


1. a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

Similar word(s): cyberspace, internet

Definition categories: man–made

2. a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

Definition categories: man–made, trap

3. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Similar word(s): earnings, lucre, profit, profits

Definition categories: possession, income

4. a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)

Definition categories: man–made, goal

5. game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton

Definition categories: man–made

6. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

Similar word(s): mesh, meshing, meshwork, network

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile

Sentences with net as a noun:

- a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net

- Petri net

- caught in the prosecuting attorney's net

- The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.


1. make as a net profit

Similar word(s): clear, sack

Definition categories: possession, benefit, gain, profit

2. yield as a net profit

- This sale netted me $1 million

Similar word(s): clear

Definition categories: possession, bear, pay, yield

3. construct or form a web, as if by weaving

Similar word(s): web

Definition categories: creation, tissue, weave

4. catch with a net

- net a fish

Similar word(s): nett

Definition categories: contact, catch, grab

Sentences with net as a verb:

- to net a tree

- Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.

- The company nets $30 on every sale.

- The scam netted the criminals $30,000.

- Every party is netting their position with a counter-party