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net1 British & World English

A piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals

net2 British & World English

(Of an amount, value, or price) remaining after the deduction of tax or other contributions

net1 English Thesaurus

a dress of dark green voile and net

net2 English Thesaurus

their net earnings

net New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

remaining after deductions;

net in ton1 British & World English

An equivalent unit of net internal capacity

dip net British & World English

A small fishing net with a long handle

non-net British & World English

(Of an amount) including tax and other sums in addition to the net amount

set-net British & World English

A fishing net fastened in position, into which fish are driven

tow net British & World English

A dragnet that is towed behind a boat to collect specimens

cast net British & World English

A fishing net that is thrown out and immediately drawn in again, rather than being set up and left

drift net British & World English

A large net for herring and similar fish, kept upright by weights at the bottom and floats at the top and allowed to drift with the tide

gill net British & World English

A fishing net which is hung vertically so that fish get trapped in it by their gills

nerve net British & World English

(In invertebrates such as coelenterates and flatworms) a diffuse network of neurons which conducts impulses in all directions from a point of stimulus

purse net British & World English

A bag-shaped net with a mouth that can be drawn together with cords, for catching fish or rabbits

scoop net British & World English

A fishing net on a long handle used for reaching to the bottom of a river or other shallow water

shark net British & World English

A net erected around a coastal swimming area to keep sharks away

stake net British & World English

A fishing net hung on stakes

trek net British & World English

A large fishing net, weighted at one end and fitted with floats on the other so that it hangs vertically in the water, usually dropped from a boat and hauled in from the shore

fishing net British & World English

A piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used for catching fish

landing net British & World English

A net for landing a large fish which has been hooked

net profit British & World English

The actual profit after working expenses not included in the calculation of gross profit have been paid

safety net British & World English

A net placed to catch an acrobat or similar performer in case of a fall

stinger net British & World English

A net enclosing a swimming area to keep out dangerous jellyfish

torpedo net British & World English

A net made of steel wire, hung in the water round an anchored ship to intercept torpedoes

butterfly net British & World English

A fine-meshed bag supported on a frame at the end of a handle, used for catching butterflies

mosquito net British & World English

A fine net hung across a door or window or around a bed to keep mosquitoes away

net exporter British & World English

A country that exports more than it imports

net importer British & World English

A country that imports more than it exports

net metering British & World English

A system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility

cast the net British & World English

Search for suitable options or candidates in a specified way

net neutrality British & World English

The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking particular products or websites

net book value British & World English

The value of an asset as recorded in the accounts of its owner

net asset value British & World English

The value of a mutual fund that is reached by deducting the fund’s liabilities from the market value of all of its shares and then dividing by the number of issued shares

net current assets British & World English

Another term for working capital.

net national product British & World English

The total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year, after depreciation of capital goods has been allowed for

slip through the net British & World English

Escape from or be missed by something intended to catch or deal with one

net something down/off/out in net2 British & World English

Exclude a non-net amount, such as tax, when making a calculation, in order to reduce the amount left to a net sum

all's fish that comes to the net British & World English

You can or should take advantage of anything that comes your way

dip-net in dip net British & World English

Catch (fish) using a dip net

fishnet British & World English

A fabric with an open mesh resembling a fishing net

fyke British & World English

A bag net for catching fish

fyke net in fyke British & World English

A bag net for catching fish

hairnet British & World English

A piece of fine mesh worn to keep the hair in place

keepnet British & World English

A net for keeping fish alive until they are returned to the water

cast the net in cast1 British & World English

Search for suitable options or candidates in a specified way

seine British & World English

A fishing net which hangs vertically in the water with floats at the top and weights at the bottom edge, the ends being drawn together to encircle the fish


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