Net - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
1. An instrument for catching fish and fowls, or wild beasts, formed with twine or thread interwoven with meshes.
2. A cunning device; a snare. Mich 7.
3. Inextricable difficulty. Job 18.
4. Severe afflictions. Job 19.
NET, v.t. To make a net or net-work; to knot.
NET, a. [See Neat]
1. Neat; pure; unadulterated.
2. Being without flaw or spot.
3. Being beyond all charges or outlay; as net profits.
4. Being clear of all tare and tret, or all deductions; as net weight. It is sometimes written nett, but improperly. Net is properly a mercantile appropriation of neat.
NET, v.t. To produce clear profit.