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Net \Net\, a. [F. See Neat clean.]

  1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]

    Her breast all naked as net ivory.

  2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.]

  3. Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc. [Less properly written nett.]

    Net tonnage (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow space for crew, machinery, etc.


nett \nett\ adj. remaining after all deductions; same as net a., 3. Contrasted to gross. [Brit.] [Narrower terms: take-home]

Syn: net, clear.


a. (context dated English) (alternative spelling of net lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: remaining after expenses or deductions).


adj. remaining after all deductions; "net profit" [syn: net] [ant: gross]


v. catch with a net; "net a fish" [syn: net]


Nett also written as Net, is one of the administrative divisions of Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.

Usage examples of "nett".

Vendale, standing by her, held her relinquished gloves, and would have bartered against them every drop of the forty-five year old, though it had been forty-five times forty-five years old, and its nett price forty-five times forty-five pounds per dozen.

Louisiana segregationist leader Willie Rainach also pledged ten thousand volunteers to Bar- nett.