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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.
Translations of “net”
in Korean 그물, 망사…
in Arabic شَبَكة…
in French (de/au) filet…
in Turkish ağ, file…
in Italian rete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 網, 網狀物…
in Russian сетчатый материал, сеть, сетка…
in Polish siatka, sieć…
in Spanish red, malla…
in Portuguese rede…
in German das Netz, Netz-……
in Catalan xarxa, malla…
in Japanese 網, 網(織物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 网, 网状物…
(Definition of net noun, adjective, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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