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neat at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


neat at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1542, from Anglo-Fr. neit, from O.Fr. net "clear, pure," from L. nitidus "gleaming," from nitere "to shine." Informal sense of "very good" first recorded 1934 in Amer.Eng. Sense of "straight liquor" is c.1800, from 16c. meaning "unadulterated wine." Neato is teenager slang, first recorded 1968. ///

neat at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S2 adj comparative neater superlative neatest // ----------//
1 tidy:
2 liking things tidy:
3 good:
4 small:
5 clever:
6 drinks: ----------// [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: net, from Latin nitidus 'bright, neat', from nitere 'to shine']//
1 TIDY: tidy and carefully arranged// --neat handwriting// --His clothes were always neat and clean .// --Everything in the house was neat and tidy .// --She arranged the books in a nice neat pile.//
2 LIKING THINGS TIDY: someone who is neat likes to keep things tidy// --I've always been quite neat.//
3 GOOD: AmE spoken very good, pleasant, or enjoyable// --That's a really neat idea.// --I liked working for him - he was a neat guy.//
4 SMALL: something that is neat is small and attractive// --her small, neat features//
5 CLEVER: formal a neat way of doing or saying something is simple but clever and effective// --In the end we found a very neat solution to the problem.// --a neat summary of the main issues//
6 DRINKS: especially BrE a neat alcoholic drink has no ice or water or any other liquid added// straight// --I can't drink brandy neat.// --drinking neat whisky// -- neatly adv // --He wrote his name neatly at the bottom of the page.// --The problem was neatly summed up by one of the teachers.// -- neatness n [U] //

NEAT at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

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neat at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

256 Moby Thesaurus words for "neat":
Attic, Ciceronian, Daedalian, OK, Spartan, absolute, ace-high,
adept, adroit, all ataunto, anal, apt, artistic, ascetic, ataunt,
austere, authoritative, bad, bald, bang-up, bare, bonzer, boss,
bravura, braw, brilliant, bully, bungup and bilge-free, but good,
calligraphic, candid, capital, chaste, chic, chipper, clarified,
classic, classy, clean, clean-cut, clear, clever,
clothes-conscious, comely, common, commonplace, cool, coordinated,
copperplate, corking, cosmopolitan, crack, crackerjack, cunning,
cute, daedal, dandy, dapper, dashing, deft, delicious, dexterous,
dextrous, dinky, diplomatic, direct, distilled,
dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dry, ducky, dull, easy,
efficient, elegant, excellent, exceptional, expert, exquisite, fab,
fancy, fastidious, fine, fine and dandy, finished, first-class,
frank, gear, genteel, good, goodish, graceful, gracile, grand,
great, groovy, handy, heavy, homely, homespun, hot, hunky-dory,
ingenious, jam-up, jaunty, just dandy, keen, lean, limpid, lucid,
magisterial, marvy, masterful, masterly, matter-of-fact, mean,
naked, natty, natural, nifty, no mean, nobby, okay, on the rocks,
open, orderly, organized, out of sight, peachy, peachy-keen,
pellucid, perspicuous, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken,
polished, politic, posh, precise, prim, professional, proficient,
prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure, purified, quick, quite some, ready,
recherche, rectified, refined, regular, resourceful, restrained,
ripping, ritzy, round, rum, rustic, scrumptious, severe, shapely,
sharp, sheer, shipshape, simple, simple-speaking, skillful,
slap-up, sleek, slick, smart, smashing, smug, snazzy, snug, sober,
soigne, soignee, solid, some, something else, sophisticated, spare,
spick and span, spiffing, spiffy, splendid, spruce, stark,
statesmanlike, straight, straightforward, stunning,
style-conscious, stylish, super, swank, swanky, swell, systematic,
tactful, tasteful, taut, terse, the compleat, the complete, tidy,
tight, top-hole, top-notch, topping, tough, tricksy, trig, trim,
unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unalloyed, unblended,
uncluttered, uncombined, uncomplicated, uncompounded, uncorrupted,
uncut, undiluted, unembellished, unfortified, unimaginative,
unlabored, unleavened, unmingled, unmixed, unornamented,
unpoetical, unsophisticated, untinged, unvarnished, virtuoso,
well-cared-for, well-done, well-dressed, well-favored, well-formed,
well-groomed, well-made, well-ordered, well-proportioned,
well-shaped, wizard, wonderful, workmanlike

neat at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Purity {Freedom from mixture}): simple, uniform, homogeneous, single, pure, sheer, neat, unmixed, unblended, uncombined, uncompounded, elementary, undecomposed, unadulterated, unsophisticated, unalloyed, unfortified, free from, exempt from, exclusive.

[ADJ] (Order): orderly, regular, in order, in its proper place, neat, tidy, well regulated, correct, methodical, uniform, symmetrical, shipshape, businesslike, systematic, unconfused, arranged.

[ADJ] (Plainness): plain, simple, unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished, homely, homespun, neat, severe, chaste, pure, commonplace, matter-of-fact, natural, prosaic, dry, unvaried, monotonous.

[ADJ] (Elegance): elegant, polished, artistic, graceful, easy, fluent, flowing, tripping, unaffected, natural, mellifluous, euphonious, euphemistic, rhythmical, felicitous, happy, neat, well put, neatly put, well expressed.

[ADJ] (Cleanliness): clean, pure, immaculate, spotless, stainless, taintless, unstained, unspotted, unsoiled, unsullied, uninfected, neat, spruce, tidy, trim, cleaned, cathartic, cleansing, purifying.

neat at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (neater, neatest)
1 tidy and in order; carefully done or arranged:
a neat desk * neat handwriting * neat rows of books * She was wearing a neat black suit. * They sat in her neat and tidy kitchen.
2 (of people) liking to keep things tidy and in order; looking tidy or doing things in a tidy way:
Try and be neater! * He had a neat methodical mind.
3 small, with a pleasing shape or appearance:
her neat figure * The puppies' ears should be neat and in proportion to the head.
4 simple but clever:
a neat explanation / idea / trick * a neat solution to the problem * People don't often fit into neat categories.
5 (AmE, informal) good; excellent:
It's a really neat movie. * We had a great time-it was pretty neat.
6 (BrE) (AmE straight) (especially of alcoholic drinks) not mixed with water or anything else:
neat whisky * The weedkiller was applied to the lawn neat.
neatly adverb:
neatly folded clothes * The box fitted neatly into the drawer. * She summarized her plan very neatly.
neatness noun [U]

NEAT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

NEAT or NET, contracts. The exact weight of an article, without the bag,
box, keg, or other thing in which it may be enveloped.

Neat at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neat \Neat\, n. sing. & pl. [AS. ne['a]t; akin to OHG. n?z,
Icel. naut, Sw. n["o]t, Dan. n["o]d, and to AS. ne['o]tan to
make use of, G. geniessen, Goth. niutan to have a share in,
have joy of, Lith. nauda use, profit.] (Zo["o]l.)
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. --Chaucer.

Wherein the herds[men] were keeping of their neat.

The steer, the heifer, and the calf Are all called
neat. --Shak.

A neat and a sheep of his own. --Tusser.

{Neat's-foot}, an oil obtained by boiling the feet of neat
cattle. It is used to render leather soft and pliable.

Neat \Neat\, a. [See {neat}, n.]
Of or pertaining to the genus {Bos}, or to cattle of that
genus; as, neat cattle.

Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE.
nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf.
{Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.]
1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean;
cleanly; tidy.

If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor
body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean.

2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry;
simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful;
chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.

3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as,
neat brandy. ``Our old wine neat.'' --Chapman.

4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice;
finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.

5. With all deductions or allowances made; net.

Note: [In this sense usually written {net}. See {Net}, a.,

{neat line} (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be
built or formed.

{Neat work}, work built or formed to neat lines.

Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.

neat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
2: showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat
3: free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a
neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans
upset" [syn: {refined}, {tasteful}]
4: 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" [syn:
5: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn:
{bang-up}, {bully}, {corking}, {cracking}, {dandy}, {great},
{groovy}, {keen}, {nifty}, {not bad(p)}, {peachy}, {slap-up},
{swell}, {smashing}]
6: without water; "took his whiskey neat" [syn: {straight}, {full-strength}]

neat at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /niːt/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /ni:t/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-neat.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːt

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » nete|lang=enm, Inter: term » neat|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » neat|nēat|animal, beast, ox, cow, cattle|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro Inter: recons » nautan||foredeal, profit, property, livestock|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro Inter: recons » newd-||to acquire, make use of|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » noot||cow, cattle|pos=in compounds|lang=nl, dialectal German Inter: term » Noß||livestock|lang=bar, Swiss German Inter: term » Nooss||young sheep or goat|lang=gsw, Swedish Inter: term » nöt||cattle|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » naut||cattle|lang=is. More at Inter: l » en|note.


    Inter: en-noun » pl2=neat

  • Inter: archai » c A bull or cow.
    1. 1663, Category: w - :Hudibras|Hudibras, by Category: w - :Samuel Butler (poet)|Samuel Butler, part 1, Category: s - :Hudibras/Part 1/Canto 2|canto 2
    2. : Sturdy he was, and no less able / Than Hercules to cleanse a stable; / As great a drover, and as great / A critic too, in hog or neat.
    3. Inter: archai » c Cattle collectively.
      Derived terms
      * neatherd
      Inter: trans-top » cow, bovine

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nauta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bétail
  • German: Hornvieh; Rindvieh
  • Hebrew: שור (shor) {{m}}, בקר (baqar) {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: qualifier » formally Inter: t+ » pt|bovino|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бык|m|tr=byk|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|корова|f|tr=koróva|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bovino, Inter: t+ » es|res|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » cattle

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: recons » nete|lang=enm, Inter: term » net|lang=enm, Inter: term » nette|lang=enm Inter: gloss » > Modern {{l|en|net "good, clean"}}, from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » neit||good, desireable, clean|lang=xno, apparently a conflation of Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » net|lang=fro, Inter: term » nette|lang=enm Inter: gloss » "clean, clear, pure"; from {{etyl|la Inter: term » nitidus||gleaming|lang=la, from Inter: term » niteo|niteō|I shine|lang=la}} and Inter: etyl » enm Inter: recons » neit|lang=enm, Inter: term » nait|lang=enm Inter: gloss » "in good order, trim, useful, dextrous"; from {{etyl|non Inter: term » neytr||fit for use, in good order|lang=non, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » nautiz||useful, helpful|lang=gem-pro}}. See Inter: l » en|nait.


    Inter: en-adj » er|est
  • Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities.
    1. : My room is neat because I tidied it this morning.
    2. : She has very neat hair.
    3. Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below.
    4. : I like my whisky neat.
    5. Inter: chemistr » y Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent
    6. : The Arbuzov reaction is performed by adding the bromide to the phosphite, neat.
    7. : The molecular beam was neat acetylene.
    8. Inter: archai » c With all deductions or allowances made; net.
    9. Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful.
    10. : The front room was neat and carefully arranged for the guests.
    11. Well-executed or delivered; clever, skilful, precise.
    12. : Having the two protagonists meet in the last act was a particularly neat touch.
    13. Inter: colloquia » l Good, excellent, desirable.
    14. : Hey, neat convertible, man.
    15. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=June 20
    |author=Phil Mickelson (being quoted)
    |title=US Open: Jack Nicklaus tips Rory McIlroy for greatness
    |work=BBc News
    |passage="You can tell that Rory has had this type of talent in him for some time now, and to see him putting it together is pretty neat to see."
    Coordinate terms
    * Inter: sense » undiluted liquor or cocktail straight up, up, straight
    * Inter: sense » undiluted liquor or cocktail on the rocks
    Usage notes
    Inter: wikipedia » Neat (bartending)
    In bartending, neat has the formal meaning “a liquor pour straight from the bottle into a glass, at room temperature, without ice or chilling”. This is contrasted with Inter: term » on the rocks||over ice|lang=en, and with drinks that are chilled but strained (stirred over ice to chill, but poured through a strainer so that there is no ice in the glass), which is formally referred to as Inter: term » up|lang=en. However, the terminology is a point of significant confusion, with neat, Inter: term » up|lang=en, Inter: term » straight up|lang=en, and Inter: term » straight|lang=en being used by bar patrons (and some bartenders) variously and ambiguously to mean either “unchilled” or “chilled” (but without ice in the glass), and hence clarification is often required.“Up, Neat, Straight Up, or On the Rocks”, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Friday, May 9th, 2008Walkart, C.G. (2002). National Bartending Center Instruction Manual. Oceanside, California: Bartenders America, Inc. p. 106
    Inter: trans-top » tidy, free from dirt
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » نظيف Inter: IPAchar » (naʐīf), Inter: Arab » انيق Inter: IPAchar » (anīeq)
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|整齐|tr=zhěngqí
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|čistý
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|net, Inter: t+ » nl|puur
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|siisti, Inter: t+ » fi|puhdas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|net, Inter: t+ » fr|ordonné
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nett, Inter: t+ » de|adrett, Inter: t+ » de|sauber
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|rendes
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|pulito
    • Japanese: きちんとした (kichínto shitá)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: 단정한 (danjeonghan)
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » رێکوپێک
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|ryddig
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|asseado, Inter: t- » pt|limpado
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чистый|m, Inter: t+ » ru|опрятный|tr=oprjátnyj
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|dink
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|limpio, Inter: t+ » es|pulcro
  • Swedish: prydlig
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|temiz

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » undiluted, particularly of alcoholic drinks
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|raaka
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σκέτος|tr=skétos

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|derecho|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » chemistry: with no solvent or cosolvent
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|puhdas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|puro|m, Inter: t- » es|pura|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » archaic: with all deductions or allowances made
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|puhdas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tyylikäs

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|glīts

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » well-executed or delivered; clever, skilful, precise
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|taitava, Inter: t- » fi|etevä
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|glīts

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bien hecho|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colloquial: good, excellent, desirable
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|siisti
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|glīts

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: fajny {{m}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bien hecho|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: Inter: t » cmn|平整|tr=píngzhěng
    • Inter: ttbc » Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|elegáns

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    * ante
  • Etna
  • Nate

  • Cahuilla


    Inter: head » chl|noun|head=néat
  • basket

  • Latin


    Inter: la-verb-form » neat
  • Inter: conjugation of » neo|neō|3|s|pres|act|sub|lang=la

  • Old English


    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » nautan|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Old Frisian nāt, Old Saxon nōt (Dutch noot), Old High German nōz (dialectal German Nos), Old Norse naut.


    * Inter: IPA » /næːɑt/|lang=ang


    Inter: ang-noun » g=n|head=nēat
  • cow, ox; animal


    Inter: ang-decl-noun-a-n » neat|alt1=nēat


    * English: neat

  • West Frisian


    Negative form of eat


  • nothing

  • Category: Category:West Frisian pronouns -
    Translation: cy » neat
    Translation: de » neat
    Translation: et » neat
    Translation: el » neat
    Translation: es » neat
    Translation: fa » neat
    Translation: fr » neat
    Translation: gl » neat
    Translation: ko » neat
    Translation: io » neat
    Translation: id » neat
    Translation: it » neat
    Translation: kn » neat
    Translation: ku » neat
    Translation: lo » neat
    Translation: li » neat
    Translation: hu » neat
    Translation: ml » neat
    Translation: my » neat
    Translation: nl » neat
    Translation: pl » neat
    Translation: pt » neat
    Translation: ru » neat
    Category: simple:neat -
    Translation: fi » neat
    Translation: sv » neat
    Translation: ta » neat
    Translation: te » neat
    Translation: tr » neat
    Translation: vi » neat
    Translation: zh » neat