ETYM as. net; akin to Dutch net, os. net, netti, Old High Germ. nezzi, German netz, Icel. and Dan. net, Swed. nät, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.
1. An open fabric woven together at regular intervals; SYN. mesh.
2. A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.
3. A strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.
4. A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey).
5. Any reticular (web-like) construction, especially for communication.
1. A group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same program simultaneously; SYN. communications network.
2. An interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; SYN. net, mesh, meshwork, reticulation.
3. An intricately connected system of things or people; or; SYN. web.
ETYM Old Eng. wir, as. wir; akin to Icel. vîrr, Dan. vire, lg. wir, wire.
1. A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance; SYN. conducting wire.
2. Made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.
3. The finishing line on a racetrack.