• A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
    A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n netting creating nets
    • n netting a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Fisherman Put His Hand into the Net The Fisherman Put His Hand into the Net
The dolphins drive the fish into the nets The dolphins drive the fish into the nets
Babies dangling fishing net Babies dangling fishing net
Crossed fishing nets Crossed fishing nets
He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes
Babies holding a net Babies holding a net

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
    • Netting (Naut) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.
    • Netting A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
    • Netting The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.
    • n Netting Urine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • n netting A net; a piece of network, as of cord or wire; an openwork fabric, as for a hammock, a screen, etc. Specifically— A fine light fabric, as of gauze or muslin: as, mosquito-netting.
    • n netting The art or process of making nets or network; net-making.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
    • ns Netting act or process of forming network: a piece of network: any network of ropes or wire, esp. for use on shipboard
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  • Julie Cameron
    Julie Cameron
    “Leap, and the net will appear.”
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    “It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.”
  • Errol Flynn
    Errol Flynn
    “My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”
  • Al Di Guido
    Al Di Guido
    “The ides of surfing the net -- I don't know who called it that -- it's more like slogging through the net.”
  • Mother Teresa
    “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love”


Cast your net widely - If you cast your net widely, you use a wide range of sources when trying to find something.
Slip through the net - If something slips through the net, it isn't noticed or avoids detection.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Net (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. net, nett; Dut. net, Ger. netz.


In literature:

He's net like some fowk as aw could mention.
"Yorkshire Tales. Third Series" by John Hartley
Our Duchess we sold in barrels at $2.00 net.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Their apparatus consists of two nets, each some eight feet long and three broad.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The net result was that the service has come back a hundredfold to the Trust Company.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
The father reached up for the net containing the skulls, and putting the bundle of tapa in it, tied the net around his neck.
"Hawaiian Folk Tales" by Various
Clean a red snapper, sew it up in mosquito netting, and boil it in salted and acidulated water.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
They saw the metal floor, and the bulging plastic sidewalls, restrained by nets.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Broad net-work, marginal band, as seen in Fig.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Well, on Monday, then, come round to the nets; you want to practise getting that left foot across.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
I stooped and picked up the net.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer

In poetry:

For call Thee she must, nor endure to be silent,
Like a bird in the net her one hope is in flight,
In the depth of the night she must rise and keep vigil,
For her work is Thy works to declare and recite.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
If failins shoo has, they're unknown unto me,--
Shoo's as near to perfection as mortal can be;--
To know shoo's net mine, does sometimes mak me sad;--
If shoo's thine, then tha owt to be thankful, owd lad.
"Happen Thine" by John Hartley
Are ta lukkin for some mooar? Tha's a cheek
Tha mud nivver had a taste for a week,
Tha'rt soa small;
Aw've net tasted sin this nooin,--soa tha knows!
Thi maath watters,--awm a fooil,--but here gooas,
Tak it all.
"A Lucky Dog" by John Hartley
When every street with snares is spread,
And nets of sin where'er I tread.
No; I must reap as I did sow.
The seeds of sin bring crops of woe;
But with my latest breath I'll crave
That ye will try the boys to save.
"Save The Boys" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Come, heead or tail? If its heead then its thee,
But net furst time,--we'll have two aght o' three,--
One to me.
Nah, it's tail,--one an one,---fairly tost,--
If its tail a second time, then aw've lost;
Two to thee.
"A Lucky Dog" by John Hartley
'I bound her to me in all soft ways,
I bound her to me in a net of days,
Yet now she has gone in silence and said no word.
How can we face these dazzling things, I ask you?
There is no use: we cry: and are not heard.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 06:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Former Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson has moved on to the the Brooklyn Nets.
Her sister Kim is currently getting divorced from former New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries.
Liz Burton holds a golden-crowned sparrow she had just pulled from a net at the head of Mud Bay during bird- banding training sessions sponsored by the Ts'ats'ee Bird Observatory.
Bill Shea (, The Daily Freeman Journal.
After a long run at CBS, Bela Bajaria was recruited last year by Bob Greenblatt to rebuild NBC's network studio operation with a mandate to produce for outside nets as well as the Peacock.
Free image from by Sura Nualpradid.
Bellini 's Ristorante & Grill 6305 Waterford Blvd bellinis .net 848-1065 What works: Great service in a charming atmosphere.
The sophomore from White Bear Lake found the back of the net in the 23rd minute of the Beavers' season opener against Northern Michigan, and the Beavers held on to win 1-0.
Earl Black, Bay Area-based photojournalist, videographer and member of the Oscar Grant Committee, can be reached at
New Jersey Nets' Barclays Center to Open With Bevy of Founding Marketing Partners and Sponsors.
It only took two games, but now Brooklyn knows what it feels like to be Nets fans.
More than three decades of disappointment bled into the borough last night as the Nets blew a 22-point lead to the. LSU junior Kadron Boone has two catches this season and both have gone for touchdowns.
Williams' big shot keys Nets' big win.
Office Depot, the second largest US office supply chain , said the third-quarter net loss was $70 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with net earnings of $92 million, or 28 cents a share, a year earlier.

In science:

More precisely, we say that a variable X is network-distributed with parameters x and y , X ∼ Net(x, y), if its domain is the set of symbols ΩNet = {e, S, P , H } and for any s ∈ ΩNet it holds P(X = s) = s(x,y) N (x,y) .
3-Connected Cores In Random Planar Graphs
Let ℓNet be an infinite list of values from ΩNet .
3-Connected Cores In Random Planar Graphs
For a Tε,λ−Cauchy net {xα , α ∈ Γ}, [{xα , α ∈ Γ}] denotes its Tε,λ−equivalence class, the Tε,λ−equivalence class of a constant net with value x ∈ E is denoted by [x].
A comprehensive connection between the basic results and properties derived from two kinds of topologies for a random locally convex module
Without giving a proof, we claim that the port automaton S em(N ) of a Petri net N correctly models its behavior, in the sense that it has the set of all possible markings of the net as states and transitions that correspond to a concurrent firing of net transitions.
Integrated Structure and Semantics for Reo Connectors and Petri Nets
However, this only modifies the notion of net morphism, but not the Petri net model itself. A comparison of the two types of Petri net morphisms is out of the scope of this paper.
Integrated Structure and Semantics for Reo Connectors and Petri Nets