What is the difference between nett and net?

What is the difference between nett and net?
Nett is an alternative form of net. As adjectives the difference between nett and net is that nett is (net) (remaining after expenses or deductions) while net is (obsolete) good, desirable; clean, decent, clear. As a noun net is a mesh of string, cord or rope or net can be the amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit. As a verb net is to catch by means of a net or net can be to receive as profit.





  • (dated) (remaining after expenses or deductions).
  • nett”’ price”; ””’nett weight

    Usage notes

    This term is more dated (i.e., has been out of use for longer) in the United States than in Commonwealth countries.






    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun )

  • A mesh of string, cord or rope.
  • A device made from such mesh, used for catching fish, butterflies, etc.
  • *
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    , passage=Then there came a reg’lar terror of a sou’wester same as you don’t get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider’ble money getting ’em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.}}

  • A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  • Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
  • (by extension) A trap.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
  • A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
  • (geometry) Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form the polyhedron.
  • A system that interconnects a number of users, locations etc. allowing transport or communication between them, e.g. computer ~, road ~, electricity distribution ~.
  • (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal
    , passage=Wigan had N’Zogbia sent off late on but Squillaci headed into his own net to give the home side a deserved point.}}

  • (sports, tennis) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * (mesh) mesh, network
    * (used for catching or trapping)
    * snare, trap
    * (anything that has the appearance of a net) reticulation
    * (in geometry) development
    * (in computing) network

    Derived terms

    * fishnet
    * hairnet
    * hit the net
    * internet
    * netting
    * network
    * neural net
    * Petri net
    * safety net



  • To catch by means of a net.
  • (figuratively) To catch in a trap, or by stratagem.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • And now I am here, netted and in the toils.
  • To enclose or cover with a net.
  • to net a tree
  • (football) To score (a goal).
  • Evans netted the winner in the 80th minute.
  • * 2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19632463]
  • Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar’s cross.
  • (tennis) To hit the ball into the net.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011
    , date=June 28
    , author=David Ornstein
    , title=Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka beats Tamira Paszek in quarters
    , work=BBC Sport
    , page=
    , passage=Azarenka whipped a sensational forehand around the net post to break for 2-0 in the second set, followed it up with a love hold and moved to 5-1 when Paszek netted a forehand.}}

  • To form network or netting; to knit.
  • Synonyms

    * (catch by means of a net) catch
    * (to trap) catch, ensnare, entrap, snare, trap

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m). Compare (m), (m).

    Alternative forms

    * nett



  • (obsolete) Good, desirable; clean, decent, clear.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.xii:
  • Her brest all naked, as net iuory, / Without adorne of gold or siluer bright
  • Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat.
  • net wine
  • Remaining after expenses or deductions.
  • net”’ profit”; ””’net weight
  • Final; end.
  • net”’ result”; ””’net conclusion
    Derived terms

    * net income
    * net loss
    * net weight



  • after expenses or deductions
  • You’ll have $5000 net .

    (after expenses or deductions)
    * German: (t)
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  • Noun

    (en noun )

  • The amount remaining after expenses are deducted; profit.
  • Verb


  • To receive as profit.
  • The company nets $30 on every sale.
  • To yield as profit for.
  • The scam netted the criminals $30,000.
  • To fully hedge a position.
  • Every party is netting their position with a counter-party