(1)   An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
(2)   (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
"The networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
(3)   (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
(4)   A system of intersecting lines or channels
"A railroad network"
"A network of canals"
(5)   An interconnected system of things or people
"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"


(6)   Communicate with and within a group
"You have to network if you want to get a good job"


  1. A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.
  2. Any interconnected group or system
    A network of roads crisscrossed the country.
  3. A directory of people maintained for their advancement
    To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong network.
  4. Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information
    The copy machine is connected to the network so it can now serve as a printer.


  1. To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement.
    Many people find it worthwhile to network for jobs and information.
  2. To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices.
    If we network his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.
  3. To interconnect a group or system.