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Definitions of neat

  1. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Cattle, as oxen and cows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Neatness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Black-cattle: an ox or cow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Bovine cattle collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A single bovine animal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Cattle of the bovine genus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Cattle, as the ox, the cow, and suchlike. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. without water; "took his whiskey neat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.] Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Tidy; trim and clean; as, a neat home; simple and elegant; clever; as, a neat reply. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Belonging to the bovine genus. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Trim: tidy: without mixture or adulteration. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Tidy; clean; pure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Free from soil or disorder; tidy; trim; spruce; clever. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Pertaining to bovine animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Belonging to animals of the ox kind. Neat's foot oil, oil from the feet of neat cattle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Tidy; trim; nice; chaste: pure; unadulterated: simple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. Tidy; spruce and clean; not tawdry; trim; pleasing with simplicity; pure; unadulterated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for neat

  1. One nest found was suspended in a low bush, and was a very neat purse- shaped one, with an opening near the top and rather on one side. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  2. It was ugly, but anyhow it was neat – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
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