1. [ noun ] an interconnected system of things or people
Synonyms: web

"he owned a network of shops" "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life" "tangled in a web of cloth"

Related terms: system support_system espionage_network old_boy_network reticulum web
2. [ noun ] (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
Synonyms: communications_network

"the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"

Related terms: communication_system broadcasting
3. [ noun ] (clothing) an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components
Synonyms: net reticulation meshwork meshing mesh

"there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken" "he used a copper frame with copper meshing"

Related terms: system reseau computer_network grid hairnet chicken_wire reseau gauze reticle save-all snood spark_arrester early_warning_system safety_net tulle wirework backbone enmesh
4. [ noun ] (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
Synonyms: electronic_network
Related terms: system computer_network information_superhighway early_warning_system electronics
5. [ noun ] a system of intersecting lines or channels

"a railroad network" "a network of canals"

Related terms: system reseau reticle reticulation grid
6. [ verb ] communicate with and within a group

"You have to network if you want to get a good job"

Related terms: communicate computer_science