(noun, verb)


1. an interconnected system of things or people

- he owned a network of shops

- retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life

Similar word(s): web

Definition categories: group, scheme, system

2. (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs

- the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

Definition categories: man–made

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

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

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

4. a system of intersecting lines or channels

- a railroad network

- a network of canals

Definition categories: man–made, system

5. (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

Definition categories: man–made, system

Sentences with network as a noun:

- A network of roads crisscrossed the country.

- To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong network.

- The copy machine is connected to the network so it can now serve as a printer.


1. communicate with and within a group

- You have to network if you want to get a good job

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

Sentences with network as a verb:

- Many people find it worthwhile to network for jobs and information.

- If we network his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.