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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neatnit(adj.; adv.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition:

    a neat room.

  2. habitually orderly and clean in personal appearance or habits.

  3. having a trim and graceful appearance, contour, style, etc.:

    a neat figure.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. cleverly effective; skillful; adroit:

    a neat solution.

  5. Slang. great; wonderful; fine:

    What a neat car!

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

    Ref: straight (def. 15). 16

  7. Ref: net2 (def 1). 1 2 1

  8. (adv.)Informal. neatly.

    Category: Informal

Origin of neat:

1300–50; ME net spruce, trim, clean < MF < L nitidus shining, lustrous, der. of nit(ēre) to shine



  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neat, orderly(adj)

    clean or organized

    "her neat dress"; "a neat room"

  2. neat(adj)

    showing care in execution

    "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"

  3. 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"

  4. clean, neat(adj)

    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"

  5. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(adj)

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

  6. neat, straight, full-strength(adj)

    without water

    "took his whiskey neat"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. neat(adjective)nit

    organized, careful, and not messy

    The room was neat and clean.; neat handwriting

  2. neatnit

    (of a person) liking things to be organized and not messy

    She's not very neat.

  3. neatnit

    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.

  4. neatnit

    simple and without anything unnecessary

    a neat solution to the problem; Everything was put away neatly.; They solved the problem very neatly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neat

    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. Neat(noun)

    of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle

  3. Neat(adj)

    free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy

  4. Neat(adj)

    free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress

  5. Neat(adj)

    free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy

  6. Neat(adj)

    excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief

  7. Neat(adj)

    with all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]


  1. Neat

    Neat is a Canadian television series, which airs on HGTV in Canada and formerly on Discovery Home in the United States. Hosted by professional organizer Hellen Buttigieg, Neat is a home improvement series in which Buttigieg helps a person with cluttered living spaces devise solutions to help organize their lives and possessions more effectively.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neat' in Adjectives Frequency: #651

Anagrams of neat

  1. Etna

  2. Nate

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.

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