The net result of the new bridge will be fewer traffic jams.
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With his back to the basket, the ball fell through the net to roars from the stunned crowd.—Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 Mulcahy’s first free throw rolled out, but the second nestled into the net, and we were headed to overtime at 85-85.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Nov. 2023 In 2018, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District began building a net along the perimeter of the 1.7 mile long bridge.—Kara Nelson, CNN, 19 Nov. 2023 Netz estimates his on-paper net worth to be $100 million.—Jane Thier, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2023 The group’s net after tax profits dropped a hefty 29% to JPY200 billion ($1.32 billion).—Patrick Frater, Variety, 9 Nov. 2023 Since the project started and nets have been added the average number of suicides on the bridge has decreased.—Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 For the most recent quarter, the company’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, Disney+ gained a net of nearly 4 million overall to reach 150.2 million.—Todd Spangler, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 The nets are nearly invisible from a distance, blending into the steelwork.—John Branch Jim Wilson, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2023
At the time, the library received 1 mill from residents inside the city of Jonesboro, netting about $3 million a year, and 1 mill from county residents outside the city limits, netting about $1 million annually, according to the Jonesboro Sun.—Bill Bowden, arkansasonline.com, 23 Nov. 2023 In total, the couple sent at least $1.36 million netted from the fraud and robberies back to Romania.—Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 For instance, a kid with $2,500 in the account would net $81 in a year vs. only $63 with Buy Side from WSJ’s best overall pick, Capital One’s Kids Savings account.—Kerri Anne Renzulli, wsj.com, 22 Nov. 2023 The second — which included the Johnston drop — netted 15 yards, nine of which came on two Green Bay penalties.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The woman who invented honey blonde hair on honey brown skin has earned nine Grammy Awards and dozens more nominations, netted Academy Awards nods for music and acting, and sold 50 million units in music sales.—Zandria Robinson, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2023 The auction house further announced that a Roman sardonyx cameo portrait of Emperor Claudius netted $2,107,000.—David Chiu, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 These lineups have netted $145, so that leaves me $20 in the hole with an average score of 144.24 points through nine weeks.—Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2023 Hence, what nets down on $1 million credit in reality looks more like $820,000 to $30,000 to the bottom line.—Angus Finney, Variety, 30 Oct. 2023
Combs, whose net worth is estimated at $1 billion, has faced legal action or settlement payouts more than four dozen times over a career spanning four decades as a rapper, producer and mogul, according to court documents reviewed by NBC News.—Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 The company also earned $916 million in net income, compared to a $20.6 million loss for the same quarter last year.—Lionel Lim, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 Thyssenkrupp reported net loss for the fourth quarter and its fiscal year on a tougher market that included higher costs and lower earnings at Steel Europe.—David Sachs, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2023 For many Americans, being happy isn't only about achieving a particular net worth, Empower's research found.—Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 21 Nov. 2023 And firms can continue to make claims about reducing emissions and even going net zero with the luxury of knowing that offsets can fill any holes in their plans.—Jessica F. Green, Foreign Affairs, 20 Nov. 2023 Walmart International’s net sales jumped 10.8% to $28 billion.—arkansasonline.com, 17 Nov. 2023 Furthermore, once control is transferred to the purpose trust and benefits are directed towards the non-profit, the company's value and net profits are exempt from further taxation.—Matthew Erskine, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Analysts had expected a full-year net profit of A$7.21 billion, according to FactSet’s consensus estimate.—Alice Uribe, WSJ, 12 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun (1) and Verb (1)
Middle English nett, from Old English; akin to Old High German nezzi net
Middle English, clean, pure, from Anglo-French — more at neat entry 1
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a