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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Netting.]
   1. To make into a net; to make in the style of network; as,
      to net silk.
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   2. To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
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            And now I am here, netted and in the toils. --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   3. To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. i.
   To form network or netting; to knit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, a. [F. See Neat clean.]
   1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]
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            Her breast all naked as net ivory.    --Spenser.
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   2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated;
      neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.]
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   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.]
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Netted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Netting.]
   To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand
   dollars by the operation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. Neater; superl. Neatest.] [OE.
   nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf.
   Nitid, Net, a., Natty.]
   1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean;
      cleanly; tidy.
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            If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor
            body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean.
                                                  --Law.
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   2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry;
      simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful;
      chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
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   3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as,
      neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: (Chem.)
      Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone. "Our old
      wine neat." --Chapman.
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   4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice;
      finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
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   5. With all deductions or allowances made; net.

   Note: [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a.,
         3.]
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   neat line (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be
      built or formed.

   Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines.
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   Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Net \Net\ (n[e^]t), n. [AS. net; akin to D. net, OS. net, netti,
   OHG. nezzi, G. netz, Icel. & Dan. net, Sw. n[aum]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.
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   2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare;
      any device for catching and holding.
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            A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net
            for his feet.                         --Prov. xxix.
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            In the church's net there are fishes good or bad.
                                                  --Jer. Taylor.
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   3. Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the
      hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net.
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   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.
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   5. A network. [informal]
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   6. Specifically: The internet; -- usually the net; as, I
      found it on the net. [slang]
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