- a piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals；a piece of net supported by a frame at the end of a handle, used for catching fish or insects.
- catch or land (a fish or other animal) with a net；fish with nets in (a river)
verb: net, 3rd person present: nets, gerund or present participle: netting, past tense: netted, past participle: netted
noun: net, plural noun: nets
- 1. a piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals fishermen mending their nets
- ▪ a piece of net supported by a frame at the end of a handle, used for catching fish or insects.
- ▪ the total amount of fish caught in one session or expedition good nets of roach, chub, and perch
- 2. a structure consisting of a net supported on a frame, forming the goal in games such as soccer and hockey he turned Wilson's cross into the net Wales did find the net in the 32nd minute
- ▪ a net supported on a cord between two posts to divide the playing area in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
- ▪ a strip of ground enclosed by a net, for batting and bowling practice a full net practice
- ▪ a safety net he felt like a tightrope-walker without a net
- 3. a fine fabric with a very open weave net curtains 同義詞
- ▪ British informal net curtains.
- 4. a means of catching someone; a trap the search was delayed, allowing the murderers to escape the net 同義詞
- ▪ a means of selecting or securing someone or something he spread his net far and wide in his long search for success
- 5. the internet ensuring privacy on the net is an increasingly difficult job
- ▪ a communications or broadcasting network, especially of maritime radio the radio net was brought to life with a mayday
- ▪ a network of interconnected computers a computer news net
- 1. catch or land (a fish or other animal) with a net damage caused when netting the fish rabbits can be netted all the year round
- ▪ fish with nets in (a river) they were netting the River Naver
- ▪ acquire or obtain in a skilful way customs officials have netted large caches of drugs
- 2. (in sport) hit (a ball) into the net; score (a goal) Butler netted 14 goals
- 3. cover with a net we fenced off a rabbit-proof area for vegetables and netted the top