Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An openwork fabric; a net.
  • noun The act or process of making a net.
  • noun The act or process of fishing with a net.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A net; a piece of network, as of cord or wire; an openwork fabric, as for a hammock, a screen, etc.
  • noun The art or process of making nets or network; net-making.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. Urine.
  • noun The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.
  • noun A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
  • noun (Naut.) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.
  • noun a kind of slender shuttle used in netting. See Needle, n., 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that acts as, or looks like, a net.
  • noun UK, dialect, dated urine
  • verb Present participle of net.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
  • noun creating nets

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Hey bimbo thats me in the photo and i HAVE fished bondi. .off the rocks by the old swim club where the shark netting is attached!

    The "First Shots" Hunting and Fishing Photo Collection

  • Hey bimbo thats me in the photo and i HAVE fished bondi. .off the rocks by the old swim club where the shark netting is attached!

    The "First Shots" Hunting and Fishing Photo Collection

  • The mosquito netting is broken in every single window and there are discarded surgical gloves on the ground.

    i just wanted to know.

  • The mosquito netting is broken in every single window and there are discarded surgical gloves on the ground.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It was hard to see, this heart-sized thing wrapped in netting, but I was pretty sure I saw a tail.

    Hammock of Spiders

  • I had a long piazza, encased in netting, where paterfamilias, with his pipe, could muse and gaze at the stars unmolested.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • "... photographs from Camp Breadbasket showed British soldiers standing on Iraqis enmeshed in netting, forcing them to simulate oral and anal sex, feigning to punch them in the head and parading them around on forklift trucks."

    I Don't Often ...

  • "... photographs from Camp Breadbasket showed British soldiers standing on Iraqis enmeshed in netting, forcing them to simulate oral and anal sex, feigning to punch them in the head and parading them around on forklift trucks."

    Archive 2005-02-27

  • At issue is a common industry practice called netting, or "matching" trades.

    BNY Mellon Forex Trades Cost Pensions

  • But, Wells Fargo pointed out, so-called "netting agreements" bring down Morgan Stanleys actual derivatives positions to just $457 million.

    Financials Flummoxed: Morgan Stanley Down 6%, BofA Off 8%

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  • My adjectival use: 'They put a netting cover over the fruit.'

    August 23, 2011