net-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: an interconnected system of computers

Commentary: NET[+system][+interconnected][+computer]

John set up a local area net in his house.
You can probably find that antique book somewhere for sale on the Net.
I check the local weather on the Net every morning.
Personal data should always be encrypted when sending it over the Net.
The new website gives that firm a compelling Net presence.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a mesh trap to catch creatures

Commentary: NET[+artifact][+trap]

The fishermen laid their nets out in the calm waters of the bay.
Have you ever caught butterflies with a net?
He was caught in a net of lies. (metaphoric)
The terrorist escaped the nets of several governments. (metaphoric)
The huge scallop nets used by some fishing vessels destroy the ocean floor ecology.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: profit, revenues minus cost

Commentary: NET[+quantity][+profit]

The firm's net income last quarter exceeded two million dollars.
What was the net at the box office last night?
His father's net estate after taxes was only a few thousand dollars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: equipment in sports games

Commentary: NET[+equipment][+sports]

The ball hit the net on the first serve.
That goalie never lets a ball touch his net.
John helped take down the volleyball nets after the picnic.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5

Sense Number 5: mesh fabric

Commentary: NET[+fabric][+mesh]

Sally wore green net stockings to work yesterday.
Those food workers wear hair nets and gloves.
We slept in hammocks that were rope woven into nets.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6