ETYM as. net; akin to Dutch net, os. net, netti, Old High Germ. nezzi, German netz, Icel. and Dan. net, Swed. nät, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.
1. An open fabric woven together at regular intervals; SYN. mesh.
2. A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.
3. A strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.
4. A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey).
5. Any reticular (web-like) construction, especially for communication.
1. Coils of worsted yarn.
2. Something suggesting the twists or coils of a skein; tangle
3. A flock of wildfowl (as geese or ducks) in flight
ETYM Old Eng. yarn, yarn, AS. gearn; akin to Dutch garen, German, Old High Germ., Icel., Swed., and Dan. garn; of uncertain origin. Related to Cord.
1. A kind of string spun from wool, used in knitting and other textiles.
2. A wild or improbably story.