Meaning of orderly

or•der•ly

Pronunciation: (ôr'dur-lē), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -lies.
—adj.
  1. arranged or disposed in a neat, tidy manner or in a regular sequence: an orderly desk.
  2. observant of or governed by system or method, as persons or the mind.
  3. characterized by or observant of law, rule, or discipline; well-behaved; law-abiding: an orderly assemblage of citizens.
  4. pertaining to or charged with the communication or execution of orders.
—adv.
  1. methodically; regularly.
  2. according to established order or rule.
—n.
  1. an enlisted soldier assigned to perform various chores for a commanding officer or group of officers.
  2. a hospital attendant having general, nonmedical duties.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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