American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Free from disorder; neat: an orderly room.
- adj. Having a systematic arrangement: an orderly universe.
- adj. Marked by or adhering to method or system: orderly in the upkeep of his rooms.
- adj. Devoid of violence or disruption; peaceful: an orderly transition of governments.
- n. An attendant who does routine, nonmedical work in a hospital.
- n. A soldier assigned to attend and perform various tasks for a superior officer.
- adv. Systematically; regularly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Conformed or conforming to good order or arrangement; characterized by method or regularity, or by conformity to established order; regular; methodical; harmonious.
- In accordance with established regulations; duly authorized.
- Observant of rule or discipline; not unruly; without uproar; deliberate; peaceful or proper in behavior.
- Milit., of or pertaining to orders, or to the communication or execution of orders; on duty: as, orderly drummer; orderly room.
- Peaceable, quiet, well-behaved.
- n. A private soldier or a non-commissioned officer who attends on a superior officer to carry orders or messages.
- n. An attendant in a ward of a hospital whose duty it is to keep order among the patients, see to their wants, preserve cleanliness, etc.
- n. One who keeps things in order generally and preserves neatness. See the quotation.
- According to due order; regularly; duly; properly; decorously.
- adj. Neat and tidy; possessing order.
- adj. Methodical or systematic.
- adj. Peaceful; well-behaved.
- n. A hospital attendant given a variety of non-medical duties.
- n. A soldier who carries out minor tasks for a superior officer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Conformed to order; in order; regular.
- adj. Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient; quiet; peaceable; not unruly
- adj. Performed in good or established order; well-regulated.
- adj. Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders.
- adv. According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly.
- n. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier who attends a superior officer to carry his orders, or to render other service.
- n. engraving A street sweeper.
- adj. devoid of violence or disruption
- n. a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
- adj. clean or organized
- n. a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
- From order + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“But for the first time today, the White House says they're looking at what they call orderly bankruptcy as an option.”
“But for the first time today, the White House said it is looking at what they call orderly bankruptcy as an option.”
“I must mention that the word 'orderly' as understood by us in India means one who has to accompany a sovereign or Prince or other high person of rank on horseback.”
“Instead, the directors, who include former PricewaterhouseCooper director John Barnsley, Richard Christou, formerly of Fujitsu Services and David Verey, previously chairman of Lazard Brothers, are supporting what they call an "orderly wind-down".”
“Then inflate the rest away in orderly fashion, while ameliorating the inflation damage to the poor and middle income.”
“He arranged his dirty dishes on the carpet in orderly piles, subduing its brightness.”
“Verana ignored their blandishments as she made her way through the throng, at last discovering a mass of grey tents erected in orderly fashion near one of the walls.”
“Just outside Palm Springs, California, where the mountains part to create the San Gorgonio Pass, cool Pacific air sweeps toward the inland desert through acre after acre of rusting, derelict wind turbines that stretch to the horizon in orderly columns like soldiers in formation.”
“Vol. 2 touches upon a Wong Family & their partial in orderly crime.”
“Furthermore a British medical orderly is here to look after the patients.”
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