1 network, netting, mesh, mesh-work, web, webbing, openwork, lattice, lattice-work, trellis, trellis-work, lace-work, reticulum, reticle, rete, plexus, grid, grid-work, grille, grate, grating, fretwork; sieve, screen, strainer, sifter:
They watched the fishermen mending their nets.
2 catch, capture, trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, bag:
As I bring the fish close to the boat, you net it with this.
1 nett, (net) profit, gain, earnings, return(s), Colloq US take:
The net for the first quarter was 15 per cent higher than last year's.
2 clear, after deductions, after taxes, take-home, final, bottom-line:
The tax increase was greater than my salary increase, so my net income was lower this year
3 final, end, closing, concluding, conclusive, effective, ultimate:
The net result of the advertising campaign was a sales increase of 18 per cent.
4 make, realize, clear, take home, bring in, earn, pocket, take in, get:
How much did you net last year - after taxes, that is.