Meaning of NETWORK in English

NETWORK

I.

noun

1 connections

ADJECTIVE

▪ extensive , large , vast , wide , widespread

an extensive ~ of underground tunnels

▪ complex , elaborate , intricate

▪ dense

▪ global , local , national , nationwide , regional , worldwide

▪ neural

the structure of the brain's neural ~s

▪ bus ( esp. BrE ), motorway ( in the UK ), rail , railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE ), road , train

▪ distribution

▪ integrated

VERB + NETWORK

▪ build up , construct , create , develop , establish , set up

They are establishing a ~ of pumps and pipelines to move the oil.

▪ launch

▪ form

The new rail services will form a ~ connecting the capital and major cities.

▪ join

Once a supplier joins the ~, its shipping systems are integrated with the others.

▪ use

▪ operate , run

▪ maintain , manage

▪ expand

▪ destroy , dismantle

We are dismantling the financial ~s that have funded terrorism.

NETWORK + NOUN

▪ infrastructure

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

one of the depots in the company's ~

▪ through a/the ~

Drinking water is brought to the town through a ~ of underground pipes.

▪ via a/the ~

The newspapers are sent out via a national distribution ~.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of threads

2 group of people

ADJECTIVE

▪ strong

a strong ~ of friends

▪ supportive

▪ informal

▪ grass-roots

▪ social

▪ old boy ( BrE , informal )

▪ support

▪ terror , terrorist

We must fight terrorist ~s and all those who support them.

VERB + NETWORK

▪ build up , create , form

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

Members are all linked together in a ~.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of friends

3 of computers, phones, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ computer

▪ cellphone ( esp. AmE ), communications , mobile , phone , telephone

▪ high-speed

▪ corporate

▪ peer-to-peer

▪ Wi-Fi , wireless

laptops connected to wireless ~s

▪ wired

▪ file-sharing , local area (abbreviated to LAN ) , wide area (abbreviated to WAN )

▪ broadband , VoIP

VERB + NETWORK

▪ install , set up

▪ maintain , manage , operate , run

software to help you manage your ~

They were unable to run the telephone ~ economically.

▪ upgrade

▪ access

▪ secure

Administrators can secure the ~ by segmenting it into zones.

NETWORK + NOUN

▪ administrator , controller , engineer , operator

▪ access , address , connection , device , protocol , provider , security , server , traffic

PREPOSITION

▪ across a/the ~

Users can access data across a ~.

▪ on a/the ~

All computer users are connected on a ~.

▪ over a/the ~

The files are accessible over a ~.

4 radio/television stations

ADJECTIVE

▪ broadcast , news , radio , television

▪ cable , digital , satellite

NETWORK + NOUN

▪ news , newscast ( esp. AmE ), show ( esp. AmE ), television

▪ anchor ( esp. AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

The show was first aired on the cable ~ Showtime.

II.

verb

Network is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ computer , ↑ printer

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .