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Meaning of NEAT

Pronunciation:  neet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  without water; "took his whiskey neat"
  3. [adj]  free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
  4. [adj]  (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
  5. [adj]  clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
  6. [adj]  showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
 

NEAT is a 4 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: adroit, bang-up, bully, clean, corking, cracking, dandy, elegant, full-strength, good, great, groovy, keen, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, refined, slap-up, smashing, straight, swell, tasteful, tidy, undiluted
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
          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.
    
    
  2. \Neat\, a. [See {neat}, n.]
    Of or pertaining to the genus {Bos}, or to cattle of that
    genus; as, neat cattle.
    
    
  3. \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.
                                                   --Law.
    
    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.,
          3.]
    
    {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.
    
    
 
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