from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that acts as, or looks like, a net.
  • n. urine
  • v. Present participle of net.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.
  • n. A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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

    August 23, 2011