Definitions for NEATnit
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
neatnit(adj.; adv.)-er, -est
(adj.)in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition:
a neat room.
habitually orderly and clean in personal appearance or habits.
having a trim and graceful appearance, contour, style, etc.:
a neat figure.
Category: Common Vocabulary
cleverly effective; skillful; adroit:
a neat solution.
Slang. great; wonderful; fine:
What a neat car!
Category: Status (usage)
Ref: straight (def. 15). 16
Ref: net2 (def 1). 1 2 1
Origin of neat:
1300–50; ME net spruce, trim, clean < MF < L nitidus shining, lustrous, der. of nit(ēre) to shine
a bovine, as a cow or ox.
Category: Animal Husbandry
Origin of neat:
bef. 900; ME net(e), OE nēat, c. OFris nāt, naet, D noot, OHG nōz, ON naut
clean or organized
"her neat dress"; "a neat room"
showing care in execution
"neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
neat, refined, tasteful(adj)
free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
"a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
"he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(adj)
"he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
neat, straight, full-strength(adj)
"took his whiskey neat"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
organized, careful, and not messy
The room was neat and clean.; neat handwriting
(of a person) liking things to be organized and not messy
She's not very neat.
very good or well done
some neat pictures of the event; What a neat way of saying "thank you!"; It was neat to see the family reunited.
simple and without anything unnecessary
a neat solution to the problem; Everything was put away neatly.; They solved the problem very neatly.
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
of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle
free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy
free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress
free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy
excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief
with all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
Translations for NEAT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
tidy; well-ordered, with everything in the right place
a neat house; She is very neat and tidy.
- مُرَتَّب ، أنيقArabic
- arrumadoPortuguese (BR)
- uklizený, čistý; elegantníCzech
- pulcro, ordenadoSpanish
- propre, bien tenuFrench
- נָקִי, מְסוּדָרHebrew
- स्वच्छ, साफHindi
- preciso, ordinatoItalian
- švarus, tvarkingasLithuanian
- tīrs; kārtīgsLatvian
- ryddig, ordentlig, pynteligNorwegian
- په ترتيب كښىPashto
- опрятный; аккуратныйRussian
- čistý, úhľadnýSlovak
- prydlig, proper, vårdadSwedish
- düzenli, tertipliTurkish
- 乾淨整齊的Chinese (Trad.)
- чистий, охайнийUkrainian
- صاف ستھراUrdu
- gọn gàngVietnamese
- 整洁的，整齐的，利索的Chinese (Simp.)
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