A fishing net



  • A mesh of string, cord or rope.
  • A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
  • A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  • Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
  • A trap.
  • Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.
  • A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them.
  • A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
  • A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  • The area of the court close to the net (mesh stretched to divide the court).
  • The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.





Similar words


  • From Middle English nett, from Old English net, nett, from Proto-Germanic *natją, from Proto-Indo-European *ned-. Cognate with West Frisian net, Low German Nett, Dutch net, German Netz, Danish net, Swedish nät.
  • From Middle English net, nette, from Old French net, from Latin nitidus. Compare nitid, neat.

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