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neat 1

 (nēt)
adj. neat·er, neat·est
1.
a. Orderly and clean; tidy: a neat office; a neat desk.
b. Habitually tidy or well-organized: was lucky to have a neat roommate.
2. Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit: a neat turn of phrase.
3. Not diluted or mixed with other substances: neat whiskey.
4. Left after all deductions; net: neat profit.
5. Slang Wonderful; terrific: That was a neat party.

[Anglo-Norman neit, clear, pure, variant of Old French net, from Latin nitidus, elegant, gleaming, from nitēre, to shine.]

neat′ly adv.
neat′ness n.

neat 2

 (nēt)
n. pl. neat Archaic
A cow or other domestic bovine animal.

[Middle English net, from Old English nēat.]

neat

(niːt)
adj
1. clean, tidy, and orderly
2. liking or insisting on order and cleanliness; fastidious
3. smoothly or competently done; efficient: a neat job.
4. pat or slick: his excuse was suspiciously neat.
5. (Brewing) (of alcoholic drinks) without added water, lemonade, etc; undiluted
6. a less common word for net2: neat profits.
7. slang chiefly US and Canadian good; pleasing; admirable
[C16: from Old French net, from Latin nitidus clean, shining, from nitēre to shine; related to Middle Irish niam beauty, brightness, Old Persian naiba- beautiful]
ˈneatly adv
ˈneatness n

neat

(niːt)
n, pl neat
archaic or dialect a domestic bovine animal
[Old English neat]

neat1

(nit)

adj. -er, -est,
adv. adj.
1. 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.
4. cleverly effective; skillful; adroit: a neat solution.
5. Slang. great; wonderful; fine: What a neat car!
adv.
8. Informal. neatly.
[1300–50; Middle English net spruce, trim, clean < Middle French < Latin nitidus shining, lustrous, derivative of nit(ēre) to shine]
neat′ly, adv.
neat′ness, n.

neat2

(nit)

n., pl. neat.
a bovine, as a cow or ox.
[before 900; Middle English net(e), Old English nēat, c. Old Frisian nāt, naet, Dutch noot, Old High German nōz, Old Norse naut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.neat - clean or organized; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
2.neat - showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
3.neat - free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
4.neat - 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"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
5.neat - very goodneat - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
6.neat - without water; "took his whiskey neat"
undiluted - not diluted; "undiluted milk"; "an undiluted racial strain"

neat

adjective
2. methodical, tidy, systematic, fastidious `It's not like Alf to leave a mess like that,' I remarked, `He's always so neat.'
methodical disorderly, messy, sloppy (informal), untidy, disorganized, slobby (informal)
3. smart, trim, tidy, spruce, dapper, natty (informal), well-groomed, well-turned out She always looked neat and well groomed.
4. dainty, compact, petite a small woman with neat features
5. graceful, elegant, skilful, adept, deft, nimble, agile, adroit, dexterous, efficient He had the neat movements of a dancer.
graceful clumsy, inelegant
6. clever, efficient, handy, apt, nifty (informal), well-judged It was a neat solution to the problem.
clever incompetent, inefficient
7. cool, great (informal), excellent, brilliant, cracking (Brit. informal), smashing (informal), superb, fantastic (informal), tremendous, ace (informal), fabulous (informal), marvellous, terrific, awesome (slang), mean (slang), super (informal), brill (informal), bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) I've just had a really neat idea.
cool bad, terrible, awful
8. (of alcoholic drinks) undiluted, straight, pure, unmixed He poured himself a glass of neat brandy and swallowed it in one.

neat

adjective
1. In good order or clean condition:
Chiefly British: tight.
2. Well done or executed:
3. Not diluted or mixed with other substances:
Translations
صافٍ، صِرْفماهِر، دَقيقمُرَتَبٌمُرَتَّب ، أنيق
čistýelegantnípečlivýšikovnýuklizený
nydeligordentligren
siisti
uredan
takaros
óblandaîursnoturlegursnyrtilegur
きちんとした
깔끔한
neatskiestastvarkingaitvarkingumas
kārtīgsprasmīgstīrstīrs, neatšķaidītsveikls
úhľadný
lepurejen
ordentlig
เรียบร้อย
buzsuzçok iyi bir şekildedüzenlisadesusuz
gọn gàng

neat

[niːt] ADJ (neater (compar) (neatest (superl)))
1. (= tidy in appearance) [room, desk, row, pile] → ordenado; [garden] → bien cuidado; [appearance] → cuidado, pulcro, prolijo (S. Cone); [clothes] → muy cuidado; [work] → bien presentado
everything looks neat and tidytodo parece muy ordenado
she always looks very neatsiempre va muy arreglada
her hair is always very neatsiempre va muy bien peinada
he has very neat handwritingtiene muy buena letra
2. (= tidy by nature) [person] → ordenado, pulcro, prolijo (S. Cone)
3. (= compact) [figure] → bien proporcionado; [waist, waistline] → delgado
a neat little carun coche pequeño y de línea sencilla
4. (= clever) [solution] → ingenioso, bueno; [plan] → ingenioso; [division, category, explanation] → claro
5. (US) (= wonderful) → genial
that's a neat ideaésa es una idea genial
those new apartments are really neatesos nuevos apartamentos son muy chulos
6. (Brit) (= undiluted) [whisky, brandy, etc] → solo
I take it neatlo tomo solo
half a litre of neat whiskymedio litro de whisky puro

neat

[ˈniːt]
adj
[person] (in appearance)soigné(e)
to look neat → être soigné(e) de sa personne
She always looks so neat → Elle est toujours si soignée de sa personne.
[person] (= tidy) to be neat → être soigneux/euse
Tom's always so neat → Tom est toujours si soigneux.
[writing, clothes] → soigné(e)
She has very neat writing → Elle a une écriture très soignée.
[room] → bien tenu(e), rangé(e)
[line, row] → net(te)
to put sth in a neat pile → empiler soigneusement qch
She put her clothes in a neat pile → Elle empila ses habits soigneusement.
[solution, plan] → habile
(= unmixed) [spirits, brandy, vodka] → pur(e); [whisky] → sec
a neat whisky → un whisky sec
(= good) → chouette
a really neat film → un film vraiment chouette
adv
I drink my whisky neat → je bois mon whisky sec

neat

adj (+er)
(= tidy) person, house, hairstyleordentlich; worker, work, handwriting, sewingsauber, ordentlich; hair, appearancegepflegt; he likes everything neat and tidyer will alles hübsch ordentlich haben; to make a neat job of somethingetw tadellos machen; he made a very neat job of repairing the windower hat das Fenster tadellos repariert ? pin
(= precise) fit, categorygenau; divisionsauber; summaryprägnant; explanationprägnant formuliert; it’s a neat fit in the corneres passt genau in die Ecke
(= pleasing)nett; clothesnett, adrett; person, figurehübsch, nett; anklesschlank; she has a neat figuresie hat ein nettes Figürchen; neat little suitschmucker or netter Anzug
(= skilful) gadget, speechgelungen; stylegewandt; solutionsauber, elegant; planelegant; trickschlau; that’s very neatdas ist sehr schlau
(esp Brit: = undiluted) spiritspur; winesunverdünnt; to drink one’s whisky neatWhisky pur trinken
(US inf: = excellent) → prima (inf), → klasse inv (inf); a neat guyein großartiger or toller Typ (inf)

neat

[niːt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (tidy, person, handwriting) → ordinato/a; (room, house, desk) → ordinato/a, in ordine; (work) → accurato/a, pulito/a; (well-dressed) → curato/a nel vestire; (skilful, plan, solution) → indovinato/a, azzeccato/a (Am) (fam) (excellent) → figo/a
she is a neat worker → è molto accurata nel lavoro
he has made a neat job of the bathroom → ha fatto un buon lavoro or un lavoro accurato nel bagno
she has a neat figure → è ben proporzionata
a neat little car → una bella macchinetta
b. (undiluted, spirits) → liscio/a

neat

(niːt) adjective
1. tidy; well-ordered, with everything in the right place. a neat house; She is very neat and tidy.
2. skilfully done. He has made a neat job of the repair.
3. (of drink, especially alcoholic) without added water. neat whisky.
ˈneatness noun
ˈneatly adverb
tidily or skilfully. Please write neatly.

neat

مُرَتَبٌ úpravný nydelig ordentlich συγυρισμένος pulcro siisti soigneux uredan ordinato きちんとした 깔끔한 netjes velstelt schludny arrumado опрятный ordentlig เรียบร้อย temiz ve tertipli gọn gàng 整洁的

neat

a. pulcro-a, cuidadoso-a, aseado-a; [very pleasing] bueno-a.
References in classic literature ?
It's even neater than the old Copp place on the Tory road, and I never expected to see anything neater than that.
Of course there's no one to tell us whose fault that was," said Jerry, "and as long as I don't know I shall give him the benefit of the doubt; for a firmer, neater stepper I never rode.
The huts, the neater cottages, and stately houses engaged my admiration by turns.
A neater, a more tasteful, a finer, or a more exquisitely laced handkerchief, did not exist within the walls of Paris.
and destroyed by Siva -- a rather neater division of labor than is
With all these oddities, there was not a neater, more scrupulously tidy, or more punctiliously ordered house, in Clerkenwell, in London, in all England.
I felt very good; I judged I had done it pretty neat -- I reckoned Tom Sawyer couldn't a done it no neater himself.
Nathan Johnson (of whom I can say with a grateful heart, "I was hungry, and he gave me meat; I was thirsty, and he gave me drink; I was a stranger, and he took me in") lived in a neater house; dined at a better table; took, paid for, and read, more newspapers; better understood the moral, religious, and political character of the nation,--than nine tenths of the slaveholders in Tal- bot county Maryland.
He untied the string and inside there were ever so many neater and smaller packages with a picture of a flower on each one.
Cases there are,' said Mrs Merdle, delicately crooking the little finger of her favourite hand, and making her remarks neater by that neat action; 'cases there are where a man is not young or elegant, and is rich, and has a handsome establishment already.
So I arranged, yesterday, that some of our darling Laura's old white frocks and white hats should be altered for Anne Catherick, explaining to her that little girls of her complexion looked neater and better all in white than in anything else.
And it was made neater by there really being two halls in the house, a front 'un and a back 'un, besides the servants'.