Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “net”

See all translations

net

noun
 
 
/net/
[U] US ( also net income, also net profit) MONEY, TAX the amount of profit that a business has left after tax has been paid: The company's fourth-quarter net edged higher to $22.4 million from $22 million.
cast/spread your net wide to include many people or things when you are looking for something or trying to do something: With unemployment in the area below 1%, it has had to cast its net wide to fill the 70 jobs it expects to create this year.
→  See also safety net
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of net?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “net” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More