Definitions for neatness

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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. neatness, spruceness(noun)

    the state of being neat and smart and trim

  2. tidiness, neatness(noun)

    the trait of being neat and orderly


  1. neatness(Noun)

    The state of being neat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. neatness(noun)

    the state or quality of being neat

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