Meaning of neat


Pronunciation: (nēt), [key]
— adj., adv. -er, -est,
  1. in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition: a neat room.
  2. habitually orderly and clean in appearance or habits: a neat person.
  3. of a simple, pleasing appearance, style, design, etc.: a neat cottage.
  4. cleverly effective in character or execution: a neat scheme; a neat solution.
  5. great; wonderful; fine: What a neat car!
  6. clever, dexterous, or apt: She gave a neat characterization of the old woman.
  7. straight (def. 33).
    1. (of cement) without sand or other aggregate.
    2. (of plaster) without any admixture except hair or fiber.
  8. net: neat profits.
  1. neatly.


Pronunciation: (nēt), [key]
— pl. neat.
  1. an animal of the genus Bos; a bovine, as a cow or ox.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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