ldoce_233_enetnet1 /net/ ●●●S2W2 noun1 →the Net2for fishing/catching things [countable]DT something used for catching fish, insects, or animals which is made of threads or wireswoven across each other with regular spaces between thema fishing neta butterfly net3for sports [countable]a)DSthe thing that players must hit the ball over in games such as tennisb)DSthe thing behind the posts that players try to kick or hit the ball into in games such as football or hockey → goalHenry kicked the ball into the back of the net.4for keeping things out [countable] something used for keeping things out, for example insects or birds, which is made of threads woven across each other with regular spaces between thema mosquito net5material [uncountable] very thin material made from fine threads woven together, with small spaces betweennet curtains6 →slip through the net7 →fall/slip through the net8 →cast/spread your net wide →fishnet stockings, hairnet, safety net, netting
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net• By the production line stand basketballnets and ping-pong tables for use during breaks.• Humpbackwhales have even been seen to weave a snare of air-bubbles - a bubblenet.• a fishing net• The bride wore a veil made of ivorynet.• Nicholas Branch has unpublished state documents, polygraph reports, Dictabelt recordings from the police radionet on November 22.• If intervention remains, it should be reduced to the originalconcept of a safetynet for use in extremeemergencies.• Mosquitonetting: inner door flaps can be unzipped independently from the net.• The puck went straight into the net.• Clips for fixing and joining the nets are available from some cage and netting manufacturers.• It swipes the underside of the net.• The fishermen will have to use turtle excluder devices in their nets, which allow turtles to escape before they drown.fishing net• I had a fishing net with me and carefully fished it out.• There were many anchoredwoodenboats with large outboard motors, but strangely, there were few fishing nets.• The actual death toll is much greater because thousands more turtles are caught in fishing nets and suffocate.• The harbourporpoise is vulnerable to drowning in fishing nets.• Others die from entanglement in fishing nets.• Many seals are shot or killed with dynamite after being trapped in fishing nets.• I thought about my brother, when I broke that fishing net.• These are floats, blown from bottle glass, and used to hold up fishing nets.the back of the net• We are making the chances but we can't find the back of the net.• At least Friesen has found the back of the net.• He had no great ability, apart from sticking the ball in the back of the net, either.• I felt it hit my leg and I looked up and it was bouncing in the back of the net.• John Moncur put it in the back of the net.• The next thing I knew it was in the back of the net and I was celebrating.• Jennifer Sclater received a good cross inside the D and struck the ball into the back of the net.• Resolute Of late they have simply become too predictable when seeking the back of the net.mosquito net• There are also two inner pockets and a mosquito net in each door.• A mosquito net was providentially suspended above the bed; the creek was certain to be thick with insects when night fell.• To protect people from being bitten they must be educated and persuaded to use insect repellents and mosquito nets.• No breath of air stirred the Collector's mosquito net.• Finally I took the mosquito netting from a nail out the barn.• Uncle Michael on a metal bed, cocooned in a fold of armyblanket under mosquito netting, drawing ragged breaths.• There are two entrances both with mosquito nets.net curtains• Outside, the once-respectable semis have crooked To Let signs and greyingnet curtains.• In all of them hang net curtains.• Some one had stuck some little net curtains up at the entrance, turning it into a tiny window.• Which is in any case an airwell, with more net curtains at the windows on the other side.• Neighbours had watched discreetly through parted net curtains.• From behind the ruched net curtains, she could see him plodding his way around the green.• He walked to the window and gazed down through the net curtains.• The net curtains were planets of waterygrowth.
netnet2 ●○○ (also nett British English) adjective [only before noun]1BFBBthe net amount is the final amount that remains after all the other amounts have been taken away → grossThe net profit (=after taxes, costs etc) was up 16.3% last month.The company reported a net loss of $56 million last year.Vernon estimates the company’s net worth at over $8 billion.The United States is a net importer of beef (=it imports more than it exports).2 →net result/effect3 →net weight —net adverbHe earns $40,000 net.jars of coffee weighing 450 grams net
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net• It is the price of the bonds that determines the netasset value of bond funds.• Ronson told bankers that the March 31 accounts would show net assets had fallen to £135 million compared with £585 million previously.• Foreigninvestors were netbuyers, though some were waiting for a market drop to allow bargain-hunting.• Orange is expected to break even in netincome terms by 1998.• That account tells us the amount of netpayments over receipts compared with the budgeted figures.net profit• Arcade had net profit 16. 9 million guilders in its fiscal year ended March on sales of about 398 million guilders.• Fujitsu says it expects to break even in 1993-94, with zeronet profit.• Roche will report net profitApril 24.• Another net profit for Swindon Town.• It has 2,600 employees and 1995 revenues of $ 984 million with a net profit of $ 131 million.• Nestle posted 1994 net profit of 2. 94 billion francs, before items.
netnet3 verb (netted, netting)1[transitive] informalBFBB to earn a particular amount of money as a profit after tax has been paidI was netting around $64,000 a year.2[transitive]GET to succeed in getting something, especially by using your skillThe company has recently netted several large contracts.An undercover sweep netted 22 suspects in one evening.3[intransitive, transitive] informalDS to hit or kick the ball into the net in sport → scoreRooney has netted nine goals for United so far this season.4DSO[transitive] to catch a fish in a netWe netted three fish in under an hour.→ See Verb table
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net• A few folks probably got buzzed and the sale netted $ 125.• Donna got a raise in February, but she's still only netting $19,000 a year.• An undercover drug sweepnetted 22 suspects in one evening.• For the first three months of 1990, Starcorp netted $547 million.• The lake is commercially netted by licensed fishermen.• The event, expected to net more than $ 1 million, was sponsored by the DemocraticSenateCampaignCommittee.• Measure A netted only 58 percent of the vote.• But town have netted only around half that in sales.From King Business Dictionarynetnet1 /net/ (also nett British English) adjective1ACCOUNTING a net amount of money is one that remains after things such as costs and tax have been taken awayNet income after higher taxes, provisions and depreciation jumped more than 25%.The company reported a net loss for the period after a charge related to reorganization costs.net ofThe payment is net of tax. → comparegross12[only before a noun]COMMERCE in buying, exporting etc, concerning a situation where the amount bought etc by one side is more than the amount bought etc by the otherBecause of its oil fields in the North Sea, Britain is a net exporter (=a country that exports more than it imports) of oil, though a small one.Canadian investors were net purchasers of US equities for the third straight quarter (=the value of US shares bought by Canadians was more than the value of Canadian shares bought by people in the US).3the net weight of something is its weight without its container or wrappingnetnet2 noun1the net (also the Net)COMPUTING the system that allows computer users all over the world to communicate with each other; the InternetMost users do not aimlessly surf the net (=look at information in different places as a form of entertainment). They always or usually go back to the same sites.2[uncountable] American EnglishACCOUNTING a company’s profit after tax has been taken awaySYNNET PROFITThe supermarket chain said net for the quarter was $40.3 million.3safety/welfare etc net a system that will prevent people from suffering financial problems if they become ill, unemployed etcsafety net programs, including unemployment compensation and retraining of workersThe social welfare net is essential.netnet3 verb (past tense and past participle netted, present participle netting) [transitive] especially American EnglishACCOUNTING1if something nets a company or a person a particular amount of money, it gives them that amount, perhaps after costs are taken awayIts public stock offering netted the company $72 million.charges involving a fraud scheme that netted him $12 million2if a person or a company nets a certain amount in a year, they earn that amount as income or as profit after tax is taken awayThe farm netted as much as $1.5 million a year.After the capital-gains tax was paid, we only netted about $3.25 per hour. →net out →net something → down→ See Verb tablenetnet4 adverbACCOUNTINGTAXafter things such as costs and tax have been taken awaysomeone who earns more than £40,000 netnet ofAll fund dividends are paid gross rather than net of tax.Originnet1Old Englishnettnet2(1400-1500)French“bright, clean”; → NEATnet31. (1700-1800) → NET22. (1500-1600) → NET1