English edit

 
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A fishing net
 
A net of a dodecahedron

Pronunciation edit

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

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-West Germanic *nati, 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 edit

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord or rope.
    a hairnet; a mosquito net; a tennis net
  2. A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter I, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 190:
      The nets have to be checked to make sure that they are not tangled up and therefore useless, and the carcasses of the dead sharks are removed.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. (geometry) Any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form a given polyhedron.
  7. A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.
    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.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
      Wigan had N'Zogbia sent off late on but Squillaci headed into his own net to give the home side a deserved point.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  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 edit
Derived terms edit
Terms derived from net (noun)
Translations edit
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Verb edit

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, figuratively) 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.
    • 2011 June 28, David Ornstein, “Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka beats Tamira Paszek in quarters”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      Azarenka whipped a sensational forehand around the net post to break for 2-0 in the second set, followed it up with a love hold and moved to 5-1 when Paszek netted a forehand.
  6. To form a netting or network; to knit.
Synonyms edit
Derived terms edit
Translations edit

Etymology 2 edit

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

Alternative forms edit

Adjective edit

net (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
  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 edit
Translations edit
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Adverb edit

net (not comparable)

  1. After expenses or deductions.
    You'll have $5000 net.
Translations edit

Noun edit

net (plural nets)

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

Verb edit

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 edit

References edit

  • net”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch net.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. only, just

Bavarian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German nicht, from Old High German niowiht. Cognates include German nicht and Luxembourgish net.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ned̥/, /nɛd̥/
  • Hyphenation: net

Adverb edit

net

  1. not
    • 1938, Josef Weinheber, Wien wörtlich, Sieg der Provinz:
      I waaß net, es gibt so vü' Dichter in Wien,
      und ålle geehrt und berühmt.
      I didn't know there were so many poets in Vienna,
      and all honorable and famous.

References edit

  • Maria Hornung; Sigmar Grüner (2002), “ned, nęd, net, nęt”, in Wörterbuch der Wiener Mundart, 2nd edition, ÖBV & HPT
  • Petr Šubrt (2010) Wiener dialekt (master thesis), Masaryk University, page 62

Catalan edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Catalan net, from Vulgar Latin *nittus, syncopated from Latin nitidus (bright, clear). Doublet of nèdol ('pasturage'), from Old Catalan nèdeu (clean), from nitidus- but without the early syncope. Compare also French net, Italian netto.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

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 edit
Related terms edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. cleanly

Etymology 2 edit

Derived in masculine from the feminine neta, from Late Latin nepta, from Latin neptis (granddaughter). Compare Portuguese neto and Spanish nieto.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

net m (plural nets, feminine neta)

  1. grandson
    Coordinate term: nebot

Further reading edit

Central Franconian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old High German niowiht.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

net

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

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Adjective edit

net (plural and definite singular attributive nette)

  1. visually pleasing and proper; well-groomed
Inflection edit
Inflection of net
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular net nettere nettest2
Indefinite neuter singular net nettere nettest2
Plural nette nettere nettest2
Definite attributive1 nette nettere netteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2 edit

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 edit

net n (singular definite nettet, plural indefinite net)

  1. net, web
  2. Abbreviation of internet.
  3. tote bag
Declension edit

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

net n (plural netten, diminutive netje n)

  1. net (mesh)
  2. net (device for catching and trapping)
  3. television channel
    Synonyms: kanaal, zender
  4. television network (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  5. omentum, caul
  6. a network, especially the Internet
    Synonyms: internet, web
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Negerhollands: net
  • Indonesian: net
  • Lokono: nete
  • Papiamentu: nèt

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch net, which is borrowed from Old French net, from Latin nitidus.[1]

Adjective edit

net (comparative netter, superlative netst)

  1. clean, tidy
  2. decent, proper
Inflection edit
Inflection of net
uninflected net
inflected nette
comparative netter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial net netter het netst
het netste
indefinite m./f. sing. nette nettere netste
n. sing. net netter netste
plural nette nettere netste
definite nette nettere netste
partitive nets netters
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Negerhollands: net
  • Papiamentu: nèt

Adverb edit

net

  1. tidily, neatly
  2. decently, properly
  3. just, nearly, barely
  4. just recently
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ net; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Anagrams edit

Elfdalian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

net n

  1. net

Inflection edit

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

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 edit

Declension of net
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative net netið net netini
accusative net netið net netini
dative neti netinum netum netunum
genitive nets netsins neta netanna

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From ne (they) +‎ -t (nominative plural). Compare Estonian need.

Pronunciation edit

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

Pronoun edit

net

  1. (now dialectal, demonstrative) Alternative form of ne.
  2. (dialectal, personal) Alternative form of he.

Declension edit

Same as ne except for the nominative plural form.

Anagrams edit

French edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

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

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

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Romanian: net
  • Spanish: neto
  • Turkish: net

Further reading edit

Friulian edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *nittus, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective edit

net

  1. clean, neat

Derived terms edit

Gallo edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb edit

net

  1. completely, entirely

German edit

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. (Austria, Southern German, parts of central Germany, colloquial) Alternative form of nicht (not)
    Hab ich’s dir net erzählt?
    Have I not told you?

Alternative forms edit

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

net (plural netek)

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

Declension edit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative net netek
accusative netet neteket
dative netnek neteknek
instrumental nettel netekkel
causal-final netért netekért
translative netté netekké
terminative netig netekig
essive-formal netként netekként
essive-modal
inessive netben netekben
superessive neten neteken
adessive netnél neteknél
illative netbe netekbe
sublative netre netekre
allative nethez netekhez
elative netből netekből
delative netről netekről
ablative nettől netektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
neté neteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
netéi netekéi
Possessive forms of net
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. netem neteim
2nd person sing. neted neteid
3rd person sing. nete netei
1st person plural netünk neteink
2nd person plural netetek neteitek
3rd person plural netük neteik

Hunsrik edit

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. not
    Die Blum is net rod.
    The flower is not red.
    De Hund laafd net schnell.
    The dog does not run fast.
    De Mann essd de Eppel net.
    The man does not eat the apple.
    • 2018, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Cléo V. Altenhofen, Der Moint om Stricke:
      En Hoohn alleen strickt noch net en Moint
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Further reading edit

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

net n (genitive singular nets, nominative plural net)

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

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnɛt̚]
  • Hyphenation: nèt

Noun edit

net (first-person possessive netku, second-person possessive netmu, third-person possessive netnya)

  1. (sports) net, a mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
    Hyponym: jaring

Further reading edit

Kven edit

Etymology edit

From Finnish ne, from Proto-Finnic *nek. Cognates include Meänkieli net.

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

net

  1. these, those

Pronoun edit

net

  1. these, those
  2. they

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

See also edit

References edit

  • Eira Söderholm (2017) Kvensk grammatikk, Tromsø: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, →ISBN, page 278

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

net

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of
  2. third-person singular present active indicative of neō

Lithuanian edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)[1]

Particle edit

nèt

  1. even
    net jis verkėeven he cried
    jis net verkėhe even cried

References edit

  1. ^ net”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012

Further reading edit

  • net”, in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of the Lithuanian language], lkz.lt, 1941–2024
  • net”, in Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of contemporary Lithuanian], ekalba.lt, 1954–2024

Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

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 edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. not

Meänkieli edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *nek +‎ -t (nominative plural suffix). Compare Finnish ne, net.

Pronoun edit

net

  1. they

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman neit, a variant of Old French net, nette, from Latin nitidus (gleaming).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

net

  1. worthy, good, pure, fine, elegant
  2. net

Descendants edit

References edit

Norman edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

net m

  1. (Jersey) clean
    Synonym: propre
    • 1903, Edgar MacCulloch, “Proverbs, Weather Sayings, etc.”, in Guernsey Folk Lore[3], page 515:
      Tout neû g'nêt néquie net.
      A new broom sweeps clean.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

net n (definite singular netet, indefinite plural net, definite plural neta or neti)

  1. (pre-2012) alternative form of nett

Old English edit

Noun edit

net n

  1. Alternative form of nett

Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *nittus, syncopated from Latin nitidus (shining, polished).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

net m (oblique and nominative feminine singular nete)

  1. clean

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Anglo-Norman: neit
  • French: net (see there for further descendants)
  • Breton: néat
  • Middle Dutch: net
    • Dutch: net
    • Middle High German: nett (Lower Rhenish)
  • Middle English: net, nette
    • English: net (obsolete)
  • Spanish: neto (if not from Catalan)

References edit

Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

net m (genitive nit, nominative plural nit)

  1. nest

Inflection edit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative net netL nitL
Vocative nit netL nituH
Accusative netN netL nituH
Genitive nitL net netN
Dative netL netaib netaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants edit

  • Irish: nead
  • Scottish Gaelic: nead
  • Manx: edd (nest)

References edit

Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

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 edit

net n

  1. net

Descendants edit

References edit

  • net in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German niwiht, niweht, niht, a contracted form of Old High German niowiht, from nio (never) + wiht (being, creature), the last from Proto-Germanic *wihtą.

Compare German nicht, Dutch niet, English not.

Adverb edit

net

  1. not

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of internet.[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

 

  • Hyphenation: net

Noun edit

net f (usually uncountable, plural nets)

  1. (colloquial) Net; the Internet
    Synonyms: rede, Internet, web
  2. (colloquial, by extension) Internet connection
    Fiquei sem net por uma hora.
    I lost my Internet connection for one hour.

References edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

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

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

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

Adverb edit

net

  1. clearly, distinctly
  2. plainly, flatly
  3. directly, bluntly, point blank, crisply
  4. avowedly

Turkish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From French net, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective edit

net

  1. clear
  2. manifest
  3. (of an amount) net
    Antonym: brüt
Declension edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From English net.

Noun edit

net (definite accusative neti, plural netler)

  1. (sports) The net used in ping-pong or tennis.
Declension edit
Inflection
Nominative net
Definite accusative neti
Singular Plural
Nominative net netler
Definite accusative neti netleri
Dative nete netlere
Locative nette netlerde
Ablative netten netlerden
Genitive netin netlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular netim netlerim
2nd singular netin netlerin
3rd singular neti netleri
1st plural netimiz netlerimiz
2nd plural netiniz netleriniz
3rd plural netleri netleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular netimi netlerimi
2nd singular netini netlerini
3rd singular netini netlerini
1st plural netimizi netlerimizi
2nd plural netinizi netlerinizi
3rd plural netlerini netlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular netime netlerime
2nd singular netine netlerine
3rd singular netine netlerine
1st plural netimize netlerimize
2nd plural netinize netlerinize
3rd plural netlerine netlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular netimde netlerimde
2nd singular netinde netlerinde
3rd singular netinde netlerinde
1st plural netimizde netlerimizde
2nd plural netinizde netlerinizde
3rd plural netlerinde netlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular netimden netlerimden
2nd singular netinden netlerinden
3rd singular netinden netlerinden
1st plural netimizden netlerimizden
2nd plural netinizden netlerinizden
3rd plural netlerinden netlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular netimin netlerimin
2nd singular netinin netlerinin
3rd singular netinin netlerinin
1st plural netimizin netlerimizin
2nd plural netinizin netlerinizin
3rd plural netlerinin netlerinin

References edit

West Frisian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Adverb edit

net

  1. not
Inflection edit
  • net (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Frisian nette, nitte, from Proto-West Germanic *nati, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (to turn, twist, knot).

Noun edit

net n (plural netten, diminutive netsje)

  1. net
Further reading edit
  • net (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011