What does orderly mean?

Definitions for orderly
ˈɔr dər lior·der·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orderlynoun

    a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

    "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"

  2. orderly, hospital attendantadjective

    a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

  3. orderlyadjective

    devoid of violence or disruption

    "an orderly crowd confronted the president"

  4. neat, orderlyadjective

    clean or organized

    "her neat dress"; "a neat room"


  1. orderlynoun

    A hospital attendant given a variety of non-medical duties.

  2. orderlynoun

    A soldier who carries out minor tasks for a superior officer.

  3. orderlyadverb

    According to good order or practice; appropriately, in a well-behaved way.

  4. orderlyadverb

    In order; in a particular order or succession; with a suitable arrangement.

  5. orderlyadjective

    Neat and tidy; possessing order.

    He has always kept an orderly kitchen, nothing out of place for longer than it is in use.

  6. orderlyadjective

    Methodical or systematic.

    We live in an orderly universe; rules govern both the movements of the planets and the binding of the molecules.

  7. orderlyadjective

    Peaceful; well-behaved.

    An orderly gathering of citizens stood on the corner awaiting the bus.


  1. Orderly

    A medical orderly, is a hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and/or nursing staff with various nursing and/or medical interventions. These duties are classified as routine tasks involving no risk for the patient. Orderlies are typically dressed in all white clothing.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. orderly

    The bearer of official messages, and appointed to wait upon superior officers with communications.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orderly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orderly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of orderly in a Sentence

  1. Bola Tinubu:

    If you want me to do something for you, line up in an orderly manner. Then I can share my peanuts.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    Volatility has been up a little bit, that has some effect on liquidity in some markets, nonetheless, the markets are orderly, they are functioning.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    We're going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one, what we all say about it is, frankly, irrelevant.

  4. Xiao Jie:

    We will develop some islands and reefs to accommodate a select number of tourists, it will be an orderly and gradual procedure.

  5. David Amplett-Lewis:

    ETFs are not inherently risk dangerous, but in an environment of declining liquidity, as very large owners of bonds, ETF providers need to be open about concentration where it exists, and cognizant of the potential effects on orderly markets in the context of their investors' expectations.

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  • ordonnans, velordnet, portør, oppasser, ordentligDanish
  • ordentlich, PflegehelferGerman
  • τακτικόςGreek
  • ordenado, camillero, pacífico, metódicoSpanish
  • sotilaspalvelija, sairaala-apulainen, järjestynytFinnish
  • plantonFrench
  • rendesHungarian
  • կոկիկArmenian
  • skipulegur, reglulegurIcelandic
  • attendenteItalian
  • uporządkowanyPolish
  • опрятный, ординарец, аккуратный, санитар, спокойный, мирный, упорядоченный, методичный, денщик, санитарка, вестовойRussian
  • sjukvårdsbiträde, vårdbiträdeSwedish
  • حکم دیاUrdu

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    a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
    • A. couvade
    • B. taper
    • C. chin-wag
    • D. congius

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