What is the meaning of neat?


  • Clean or organized.
    • usage: "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
  • Showing care in execution.
    • usage: "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
  • Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming.
    • usage: "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
  • Free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed.
    • usage: "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
  • Very good.
    • usage: "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
  • Without water.
    • usage: "took his whiskey neat"
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APAWordNet. (2010). neat. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/neat/definitions/1178987
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MLAWordNet. "neat" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/neat/definitions/1178987>
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