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Definitions of neat

  1. (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. without water; "took his whiskey neat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Neatly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.] Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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.
  17. Cattle, as oxen and cows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Neatness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Belonging to the bovine genus. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Black-cattle: an ox or cow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Trim: tidy: without mixture or adulteration. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Tidy; clean; pure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Free from soil or disorder; tidy; trim; spruce; clever. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Pertaining to bovine animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Bovine cattle collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A single bovine animal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. Tidy; trim; nice; chaste: pure; unadulterated: simple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Cattle of the bovine genus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. 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.
  31. Cattle, as the ox, the cow, and suchlike. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. n[=e]t, adj. belonging to the bovine genus.--n. black-cattle: an ox or cow.--ns. NEAT'-HERD, one who herds, or has the care of, neat or cattle; NEAT'-HOUSE, a building for the shelter of neat-cattle.--NEAT'S-FOOT OIL, an oil obtained from the feet of oxen; NEAT'S LEATHER, leather made of the hides of neat-cattle. [A.S. neát, cattle, a beast--neótan, niótan, to use; cf. Scot. nowt, black-cattle.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. n[=e]t, adj. trim: tidy: clean: well-shaped: without mixture or adulteration: finished, adroit, clever, skilful.--adj. NEAT'-HAND'ED, dexterous.--adv. NEAT'LY.--n. NEAT'NESS. [Fr. net--L. nitidus, shining--nìt[=e]re, to shine.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. (sing. & collect. as pl.). Any animal of ox kind; (collect.) cattle; n. -herd, cowherd; n.-house, cattle-shed; n.\'s-foot, n.\'s-tongue, used as food; n.\'s-leather, ox-hide. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. (Of liquor, esp. alcoholic) undiluted; of elegant simplicity in form or arrangement, nicely made or proportioned; (of language, style, sayings) brief, clear, & pointed, cleverly phrased, epigrammatic; deft, dextrous, cleverly done; tidy, methodical; n.-handed, dextrous. Hence neatly adv., neatness n. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. According to Wedgwood, any brute animal, from A.S. ne witeen, like the Gr. alogon, an irrational creature. The Greek word is now limited to horses, the English to cattle. Skeat, Etym. Eng. Dict., refers neat to A.S. niotan, to use, employ, enjoy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Cattle; bulls, oxen, and cows; especially black cattle. Cabinet Dictionary

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