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Meaning of ORDERLY

Pronunciation:  'ordurlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a male hospital attendant who has general non-medical duties
  2. [n]  a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer; "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"
  3. [adj]  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a logical argument"; "the orderly presentation"
  4. [adj]  devoid of violence or disruption; "an orderly crowd confronted the president"
  5. [adj]  marked by system or regularity or discipline; "a quiet ordered house"; "an orderly universe"; "a well regulated life"
  6. [adj]  not haphazard; "a series of orderly actions at regular hours"
  7. [adj]  according to custom or rule or natural law
  8. [adj]  marked by or adhering to method or system; "a clean orderly man"; "an orderly mind"; "an orderly desk"

ORDERLY is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: coherent, consistent, hospital attendant, law-abiding, lawful, logical, nonrandom, ordered, organized, peaceful, regular, regulated, rule-governed, systematic, tidy
 Antonyms: disorderly
 See Also: attendant, attender, soldier, tender



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Or"der*ly\, a.
    1. Conformed to order; in order; regular; as, an orderly
       course or plan. --Milton.
    2. Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient;
       quiet; peaceable; not unruly; as, orderly children; an
       orderly community.
    3. Performed in good or established order; well-regulated.
       ``An orderly . . . march.'' --Clarendon.
    4. Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders.
       ``Aids-de-camp and orderly men.'' --Sir W. Scott.
    {Orderly book} (Mil.), a book for every company, in which the
       general and regimental orders are recorded.
    {Orderly officer}, the officer of the day, or that officer of
       a corps or regiment whose turn it is to supervise for the
       day the arrangements for food, cleanliness, etc. --Farrow.
    {Orderly room}.
       (a) The court of the commanding officer, where charges
           against the men of the regiment are tried.
       (b) The office of the commanding officer, usually in the
           barracks, whence orders emanate. --Farrow.
    {Orderly sergeant}, the first sergeant of a company.
  2. \Or"der*ly\, adv.
    According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly.
          You are blunt; go to it orderly.         --Shak.
  3. \Or"der*ly\, n.; pl. {Orderlies}.
    1. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier who attends a
       superior officer to carry his orders, or to render other
             Orderlies were appointed to watch the palace.
    2. A street sweeper. [Eng.] --Mayhew.
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