(1)   Conclusive in a process or progression
"The final answer"
"A last resort"
"The net result"
(2)   Remaining after all deductions
"Net profit"


(3)   A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
(4)   An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
(5)   A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
(6)   Game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton
(7)   A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
(8)   The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)


(9)   Catch with a net
"Net a fish"
(10)   Construct or form a web, as if by weaving
(11)   Make as a net profit
"The company cleared $1 million"
(12)   Yield as a net profit
"This sale netted me $1 million"



  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
  2. A device made from such mesh, generally used for catching fish.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. A trap.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. 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 that polyhedron.
  7. A computer network.
  8. A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  9. A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.

  • (mesh): mesh, network
  • (used for catching or trapping):
  • (figurative: a trap): snare, trap
  • (anything that has the appearance of a net): reticulation
  • (in geometry): development
  • (in computing): network


  1. To catch by means of a net.
  2. To catch in a trap.
  3. To score (a goal).
    Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.



  1. Remaining after expenses or deductions.
    net profit ; net weight
  2. Final.
    net result; net conclusion


  1. To receive as profit.
    The company nets $30 on every sale.
  2. To fully hedge a position.
    Every party is netting their position with a counter-party