What does orderly mean?

Definitions for orderly
ˈɔr dər lior·der·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orderly.

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. John Boehner:

    We must have an orderly transition from one speaker to the next, and stepping down before we elect a new speaker would hurt the institution, it is my plan for this House to elect a new speaker before the end of October.But at the end of the day, that’s really up to the people in this room.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    If people feel that way, you're allowed to protest, i watched the protest, and they were all six-feet apart. I mean it was a very orderly group of people. And but... you know, some have gone too far, some governors have gone too far. Some of the things that have happened are maybe not so appropriate.

  3. Virgilio Rincon:

    Today legality won and there will be an orderly sale in the market without affecting the interests of investors.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    They both said we're gon na get out. The President said we're going to do it in a orderly fashion that achieves our objective and that... our mission set in the region remains unchanged. Those seem pretty consistent to me.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.

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  • oppasser, portør, ordonnans, velordnet, ordentligDanish
  • ordentlich, PflegehelferGerman
  • τακτικόςGreek
  • metódico, camillero, pacífico, ordenadoSpanish
  • järjestynyt, sotilaspalvelija, sairaala-apulainenFinnish
  • plantonFrench
  • rendesHungarian
  • կոկիկArmenian
  • reglulegur, skipulegurIcelandic
  • attendenteItalian
  • uporządkowanyPolish
  • вестовой, санитарка, денщик, методичный, упорядоченный, санитар, мирный, спокойный, ординарец, аккуратный, опрятныйRussian
  • vårdbiträde, sjukvårdsbiträdeSwedish
  • حکم دیاUrdu

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