Definition of Neat

1. Adjective. Clean or organized. "A neat room"

Exact synonyms: Orderly
Similar to: Tidy
Derivative terms: Neatness, Order



2. Adjective. Showing care in execution. "Neat handwriting"
Similar to: Tidy
Derivative terms: Neatness

3. Adjective. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming. "She hated to have her neat plans upset"
Exact synonyms: Refined, Tasteful
Similar to: Elegant
Derivative terms: Neatness, Tastefulness

4. Adjective. Free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed. "The neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
Exact synonyms: Clean
Similar to: Adroit

5. Adjective. Very good. "You look simply smashing"
Exact synonyms: Bang-up, Bully, Corking, Cracking, Dandy, Great, Groovy, Keen, Nifty, Not Bad, Peachy, Slap-up, Smashing, Swell
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Good

6. Adjective. Without water. "Took his whiskey neat"
Exact synonyms: Full-strength, Straight
Similar to: Undiluted

Definition of Neat

1. n. sing. & pl. Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.

3. a. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.

Definition of Neat

1. Noun. (archaic) A bull or cow. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Cattle collectively. ¹

3. Adjective. Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities. ¹

4. Adjective. Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below. ¹

5. Adjective. (chemistry) Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent ¹

6. Adjective. (archaic) With all deductions or allowances made; net. ¹

7. Adjective. Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful. ¹

8. Adjective. Well-executed or delivered; clever, skilful, precise. ¹

9. Adjective. (colloquial) Good, excellent, desirable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neat

1. being in a state of cleanliness and order [adj NEATER, NEATEST] / a bovine [n -S] - See also: bovine

Medical Definition of Neat

1. Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot. "Wherein the herds[men] were keeping of their neat." (Spenser) "The steer, the heifer, and the calf Are all called neat." (Shak) "A neat and a sheep of his own." (Tusser) Neat's-foot, an oil obtained by boiling the feet of neat cattle. It is used to render leather soft and pliable. Origin: AS. Neat; akin to OHG. Nz, Icel. Naut, Sw. Not, Dan. Nod, and to AS. Neotan to make use of, G. Geniessen, Goth. Niutan to have a share in, have joy of, Lith. Nauda use, profit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neat

nearliest
nearly
nearly never bulled a cow
nearness
nearnesses
nears
nearshore
nearshores
nearside
nearsides
nearsighted
nearsightedly
nearsightedness
nearsightednesses
nearthrosis
neat (current term)
neat's-foot oil
neat-freak
neatball
neaten
neatened
neatening
neatens
neater
neatest
neath
neatherd
neatherds
neathouse

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