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3 letters words from 'net'

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2 letters words from 'net'

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NE 2TE 2

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Definitions and meaning of net

net

Pronunciation

  • enPR: nĕt, IPA(key): /nɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-Germanic *natją, 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.
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), Proverbs xxix. 5
      A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
  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.
  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).
Synonyms
  • (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
Derived terms
Translations

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, figurative) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
  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.
  6. To form network or netting; to knit.
Synonyms
  • (catch by means of a net): catch
  • (to trap): catch, ensnare, entrap, snare, trap

Derived terms

  • benet
Translations

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

  • nett

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
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.
Translations

Noun

net (plural nets)

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

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
Translations

Anagrams

  • -ent, ENT, TEN, ent, ten

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

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈnət/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈnɛt/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈnet/

Adjective

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

  1. clean
    Antonyms: brut, sutze
  2. net
  3. (castells) (of a castell) built without a pinya, or without a folre or manilles when it would normally have these

Derived terms

  • netament

Related terms

  • netejar

Adverb

net

  1. cleanly

Further reading

  • “net” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “net” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “net” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “net” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • nit (Kölsch)

Etymology

From Old High German niowiht.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /net/, /nət/

Adverb

net

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

Derived terms

  • nemmieh (contraction with mieh)

Related terms

  • nüüs, neist, nix

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/, [ˈnɛd̥]

Etymology 1

From German nett, from Old French net (neat), from Latin nitidus (shining).

Adjective

net (plural and definite singular attributive nette)

  1. visually pleasing and proper; well-groomed
Inflection

Etymology 2

Older ned, from Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją, cognate with Swedish nät, English net, German Netz. The modern Danish form, with -t instead of regular -d, is influenced by Low German Nett.

Noun

net n (singular definite nettet, plural indefinite net)

  1. net {{q|to
  2. web
  3. reusable bag of cloth

Noun


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/
  • Hyphenation: net
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch net, nette, from Old Dutch *net, *netti, from Proto-Germanic *natją, 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
  • grote net
  • netvlies

Etymology 2

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

Adjective

net (comparative netter, superlative netst)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. decent, proper
Inflection
Derived terms
  • netheid
  • netjes

Adverb

net

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

Anagrams

  • ent, ten

References


Elfdalian

Noun

net n

  1. net

Inflection


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse net, from Proto-Germanic *natją, 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

Derived terms

  • eiturkoppanet

Related terms

  • tráður
  • silkitráður
  • lokkanet

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnet/, [ˈne̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification: net

Pronoun

net

  1. (Kven, personal) they

Synonyms

  • het (Kven)

Anagrams

  • -ten

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Homophones: nets, nette, nettes

Adjective

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

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

Derived terms

  • nettement
  • netteté

Related terms

  • nettoyer

Descendants

  • Romanian: net
  • Spanish: neto

Further reading

  • “net” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective

net

  1. clean, neat

Derived terms

  • netâ

Gallo

Etymology

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Adverb

net

  1. completely, entirely

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/, /nət/

Adverb

net

  1. (colloquial, regional, Austria, southern Germany, parts of central Germany) Alternative form of nicht (not)

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈnɛt]
  • Hyphenation: net
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun

net (plural netek)

  1. (informal, computing, Internet) Internet
    Synonym: internet

Declension


Hunsrik

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /net/

Adverb

net

  1. not
    • 2018 João Cabral de Melo Neto, Cléo V. Altenhofen, Der Moint om Stricke:
      En Hoohn alleen strickt noch net en Moint

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Icelandic

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːt

Noun

net n (genitive singular nets, nominative plural net)

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

Declension

Synonyms

  • (Internet): Internet

Latin

Verb

net

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of

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

  • IPA(key): /net/, [nət]
    • Rhymes: -ət

Adverb

net

  1. not

Meänkieli

Pronoun

net

  1. they

Norman

Alternative forms

  • naette (Guernsey)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Adjective

net m

  1. (Jersey) clean
    Synonym: propre

Derived terms

  • netti (to clean)

Related terms


Old English

Alternative forms

  • nett

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /net/

Noun

net n

  1. net

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: nett
    • English: net
    • Scots: net

Old Irish

Etymology

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

Noun

net m (genitive nit, nominative plural nit)

  1. nest

Inflection

Descendants

  • Irish: nead
  • Scottish Gaelic: nead

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “net”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *natją, whence also Old English net, nett, Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐍄𐌹 (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

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛ.t(ʃ)(i)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt(ʃ)i

Noun

net f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Net; the Internet
    Synonyms: rede, Internet, web
  2. (colloquial, by extension) Internet connection

Romanian

Etymology

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

Adjective

net m or n (feminine singular netă, masculine plural neți, feminine and neuter plural nete)

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

Declension

Synonyms

  • (clear): clar

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


West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ne (not) + *aiw- (ever) + *wihtą (thing).

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-West Germanic *nati, from Proto-Germanic *natją, 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

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to catch in an openwork fabric.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)