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NET, noun

1. An instrument for catching fish and fowls, or wild beasts, formed with twine or thread interwoven with meshes.

2. A cunning device; a snare. Mich 7.

3. Inextricable difficulty. Job 18:8.

4. Severe afflictions. Job 19:6.

NET, verb transitive To make a net or net-work; to knot.

NET, adjective [See Neat]

1. Neat; pure; unadulterated.

2. Being without flaw or spot.

3. Being beyond all charges or outlay; as net profits.

4. Being clear of all tare and tret, or all deductions; as net weight. It is sometimes written nett, but improperly. net is properly a mercantile appropriation of neat.

NET, verb transitive To produce clear profit.