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mesh fabric, known from prehistoric times. Nets have been made of many materials, including sinews, strips of hide, silk, vegetable and synthetic fibers, and metallic threads. Their earliest use was probably for snaring animals and for fishing. Fishing nets include the stationary net, an early type; the drift net, an oblong vertical net, buoyed on its upper edge; the seine, whose ends are brought together to enclose the fish; and the bag-shaped trawl net, dragged along sea bottom. Hair nets include the gold or silver, wire or cord cauls worn in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; reticulated caps and cauls popular in Europe especially in the 14th cent.; chenille or ribbon snoods of the 19th cent.; and the "invisible" net of human hair. Net fabrics include veilings, tulle, and maline, as well as heavier dress nets, curtain nets, and filet, a foundation for lace. Nettings are used also for safety nets, for hammocks, and for hoisting loads.

What does it mean when you dream about a net?

To cast a net as one does when attempting to catch fish or anything of value suggests that one is caught up in a net of intrigue or a complicated life situation.

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(communications)
A number of communication stations equipped for communicating with each other, often on a definite time schedule and in a definite sequence.
(engineering)
Threads or cords tied together at regular intervals to form a mesh.
A series of surveying or leveling stations that have been interconnected in such a manner that closed loops or circuits have been formed, or that are arranged so as to provide a check on the consistency of the measured values. Also known as network.
(geology)
In structural petrology, coordinate network of meridians and parallels, projected from a sphere at intervals of 2°; used to plot points whose spherical coordinates are known and to study the distribution and orientation of planes and points. Also known as projection net; stereographic net.
A form of horizontal patterned ground whose mesh is intermediate between a circle and a polygon.
(mathematics)
A set whose members are indexed by elements from a directed set; this is a generalization of a sequence. Also known as Moore-Smith sequence.
A nondegenerate partial plane satisfying the parallel axiom.
(textiles)
Any fabric made in open hexagonal mesh.

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a. a thin light mesh fabric of cotton, nylon, or other fibre, used for curtains, dresses, etc.
b. (as modifier): net curtains
2. Cricket
a. a pitch surrounded by netting, used for practice
b. a practice session in a net

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2, nett
(of weight) after deducting tare

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(networking)
The top-level domain originally for networks, although it sees heavy use for vanity domains of all types.

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(NETwork) Any term with a "net" prefix either means network or Internet. For example, a net address can mean a network address or an Internet address, depending on the context of the dialog. "Net" with a capital "N" generally refers to the Internet; for example, "the Net" is "the Internet." See also .NET Framework.
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The bargaining power of smaller retailers and retailers that currently rely heavily on promotions is likely to be eroded under "pay for results." Indeed, there has been considerable resistance to P&G's net down pricing program among these retailers.
For those who have never surfed the Net down a phone line because of the bill they were going to pick up, let me explain.
Yansab's Q1 net down AL KHOBAR: Saudi Yanbu National Petrochemical (Yansab) 2290.SE posted a 7.4 per cent drop to SR667.07 million ($177.88 million) in net profit for the first quarter, beating analysts' expectations of 577.46 million.
Tonight our kids were blocking shots, getting on their sticks once (Marlboro) entered our zone, and that opens up opportunities for us to take the puck to the net down at the other end of the ice.
After failing to score on their fifth trip to the south coast, Spurs must be wondering what they have to do to find the net down here.
Wardrope puts his ability to find the net down to a top-rate apprenticeship with crack Aussie League outfit Sydney Kings.
It was followed closely by "The Music Man," with losses of $54,368 bringing its net down to $440,289 out of $732,133.