"to gain as a net sum, produce as clear profit," 1758, from net (adj.). Related: Netted; netting.
early 15c., netten, "to capture in a net," from net (n.). Sense of "to make as a net" is by 1789. Related: Netted; netting.
"reticulated, covered with netted lines, having distinct lines or veins crossing as a network," 1650s, from Latin reticulatus "having a net-like pattern," from reticulum "little net," a double diminutive of rete "net," a word of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Lithuanian rėtis "sieve," or perhaps a loan-word from a non-IE language.