2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. "A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet." (Prov. Xxix. 5) "In the church's net there are fishes good or bad." (Jer. Taylor)
Origin: AS. Net; akin to D. Net, OS. Net, netti, OHG. Nezzi, G. Netz, Icel. & Dan. Net, Sw. Nat, Goth. Nati; of uncertain origin.
(01 Mar 1998)
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