gauze vs netting what difference

what is difference between gauze and netting

English

Alternative forms

  • gause (obsolete)

Etymology

From French gaze.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gôz, IPA(key): /ɡɔːz/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːz
  • Homophones: gores (non-rhotic accents)

Noun

gauze (countable and uncountable, plural gauzes)

  1. A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
  2. (medicine) A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
  3. A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
  4. Wire gauze, used as fence.
  5. Mist or haze

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

gauze (third-person singular simple present gauzes, present participle gauzing, simple past and past participle gauzed)

  1. To apply a dressing of gauze
  2. (literary) To mist; to become gauze-like.

See also

  • wire netting

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Cf. German gauzen.

Verb

gauze

  1. to bark
    Synonym: blaffe


English

Etymology 1

From net +‎ -ing.

Noun

netting (countable and uncountable, plural nettings)

  1. Something that acts as, or looks like, a net.
    • 1673, John Dryden, Amboyna
      Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare
    • January 1965, U.S. Army Air Defense Digest (U.S. Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas), page 44 (part of chapter 3, Army Air Defense Control Systems) (PDF: cover, contents, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3):
      The term “radar netting” (fig 43) describes the process by which track data derived from several additional or remote radars are gathered at a single center to produce an integrated set of meaningful target information which can be distributed to all AD elements concerned. […] Radar netting can provide concurrent coverage of a selected area by more than one radar.
Synonyms
  • mesh

Etymology 2

From Middle English netting (urine). Further etymology unclear.

Noun

netting (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, dialect, dated) urine
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 3

From net +‎ -ing.

Verb

netting

  1. present participle of net

Anagrams

  • tenting, tingent

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