(v. t.) To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
(v. t.) To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
(v. i.) To form network or netting; to knit.
(v. t.) To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
(a.) Without spot; pure; shining.
(a.) Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.
(a.) 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.
(v. t.) To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Net'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/n/net.html. 1828.