the net

the net
Net Net (n[e^]t), n. [AS. net; akin to D. net, OS. net, netti, OHG. nezzi, G. netz, Icel. & Dan. net, Sw. n["a]t, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.] 1. A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. [1913 Webster]

A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. --Prov. xxix. 5. [1913 Webster]

In the church's net there are fishes good or bad. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geom.) A figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law. [1913 Webster]

5. A network. [informal] [PJC]

6. Specifically: The internet; -- usually {the net}; as, I found it on the net. [slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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