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net

noun [C]  /net/ us  

net noun [C] (MATERIAL)

a piece of material made of long, narrow strips woven so that there are spaces between them: fishing nets a volleyball net

net

adjective [not gradable]  /net/ us  

net adjective [not gradable] (LEFT OVER)

(of money received from selling something) left after you have subtracted the cost of what you are selling, and other expenses related to it: net income/profit fig. The net result (= result after everything has been considered) of the changes will be fewer trains for most suburban commuters. Net weight is the weight of something contained in a package, without including the weight of the package. physics Net force is the total amount of force that is in effect on an object at a particular time.

net

verb [T]  /net/ (-tt-) us  

net verb [T] (GET)

to succeed in getting something of value, esp. as the result of a plan of action: The deal netted the online video company $23 million.

net verb [T] (HIT INTO NET)

(in sports) to hit the ball into a net instead of over it: He netted an easy backhand in the fifth game to lose the tennis match. To net is also to catch something in a net: They netted five crabs.

net verb [T] (HAVE LEFT OVER)

to have left after you have subtracted the cost of what you are selling, and other expenses related to it: Smithsonian, on a gross of $28 million, netted $7 million with one magazine.
(Definition of net noun, adjective, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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