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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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Davison completed missed Kevin Watson's back pass as he tried to clear and the ball trickled into the net off his ankle.
The win was sealed when Alloa's Andrew Brown challenged home keeper Neil Inglis and the ball dropped into the net off the bar.
MARINE experts have called off their final aerial search for a Minke whale caught up in a fishing net off the coast of west Wales.
Alexander jumped with goalkeeper Peter Keen, and the ball rebounded into the net off the Hull striker.
Justin Wickham fired the hosts ahead after 22 minutes, when his angled drive found the net off the far post, but the visitors levelled by half-time.
The Spurs striker thought he had broken Stevenage's resistance on Sunday when his goal-bound shot ricocheted into the net off Scott Parker, who was standing on the line.
The hosts won 1-0 thanks to Serhiy Nazarenko's 30th minute shot which was diverted into the net off Ashley Cole.
Rosyth took the lead after just six minutes when Andy Lawson's 40-yard free-kick eluded everyone to skid into the net off a post.
"Jermaine's goal was somewhat fortunate as he hooked in a cross but it deceived the Causeway keeper and found the net off the post."
After goalkeeper Matt Glennon had parried a David Brown shot, Adam Stansfield fired the ball back in and it ricocheted into the net off Lee Andrews.
Two minutes into injury time Garside earned his side a point with a fierce cross-shot which deflected into the net off goalkeeper Jordan Rispin .
A free-kick was floated into the box and West stole in to send a peach of a header into the net off the inside of the post.