Net vs Webwork - What's the difference?

net | webwork |

As nouns the difference between net and webwork

is that net is grandson while webwork is a net or web; something structured or interlinked in a weblike manner.

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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.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , 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 []
  • 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 citation , 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) (trans-mid) (trans-bottom)


    (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




  • A net or web; something structured or interlinked in a weblike manner.
  • * 1946 , William Allison Shimer, The American scholar
  • Most frequently, the three make up the webwork of his literary fabric.
  • * 1990 , Noël Carroll, The philosophy of horror, or, Paradoxes of the heart
  • Very quickly it becomes evident that these webworks are part of an unaccountably large lair of thousands of spiders.
  • * 2002 , Sten F Odenwald, Patterns in the void: why nothing is important
  • In some sense, the entire webwork of space-time would dissolve...
  • * 2003 , David Carr, The promise of cultural institutions
  • If museums are to assist their users to explore and develop what they know, they must invite the avalanche of questions and create the webwork of connections that configure a learning life.
  • * 2003 , Ben Jones, The rope eater
  • Delicate fingers of frost reached up from the floor and extended down from the ceiling; the bottles were covered with a lacy webwork ...


    * meshwork * network