[net.work] n (1560) 1: a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings
2: a system of lines or channels resembling a network 3 a: an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system "a ~ of hotels" b: a system of computers, terminals, and databases connected by communications lines
4. a: a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relay b: a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a network
network vt (1887) 1: to cover with or as if with a network "a continent ... so ~ed with navigable rivers and canals --Lamp"
2. chiefly Brit: to distribute for broadcast on a television network; also: broadcast 3
3: to join (as computers) in a network ~ vi: to engage in networking