from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Orderly and clean; tidy.
- adj. Orderly and precise in procedure; systematic.
- adj. Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit: a neat turn of phrase.
- adj. Not diluted or mixed with other substances: neat whiskey.
- adj. Left after all deductions; net: neat profit.
- adj. Slang Wonderful; terrific: That was a neat party.
- n. Archaic A cow or other domestic bovine animal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities.
- adj. Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below.
- adj. Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent
- adj. With all deductions or allowances made; net.
- adj. Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful.
- adj. Well-executed or delivered; clever, skilful, precise.
- adj. Good, excellent, desirable.
- n. A bull or cow.
- n. Cattle collectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus.
- adj. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
- adj. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste
- adj. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind.
- adj. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit
- adj. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
- n. Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cattle of the bovine genus, as bulls, oxen, and cows: used collectively.
- n. A single bovine animal.
- Being or relating to animals of the ox kind: as, neat cattle.
- Clear; pure; unmixed; undiluted; unadulterated: as, a glass of brandy neat.
- Clear of any extraneous matter; clear of the cask, case, wrapper, etc.; with all deductions made: as, neat weight.
- Free from what is undesirable, offensive, unbecoming, or in bad taste; pleasing; nice.
- Characterized by nicety of appearance, construction, arrangement, etc.; nice; hence, orderly; trim; tidy; often, specifically, clean; as, a neat box; the apartment was always very neat; neat in one's dress.
- Well-shaped or well-proportioned; cleancut: as, a neat foot and ankle.
- Complete in character, skill, etc.; exact; finished; adroit; clever; skilful: applied to persons or things.
- Spruce; finical; over-nice.
- A commendatory word, used somewhat vaguely.
- Synonyms Clean, cleanly, unsoiled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
- adj. without water
- adj. clean or organized
- adj. showing care in execution
- adj. free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
- adj. very good
I. ii.123 (266,6) [We must be neat] Leontes, seeing his son's nose smutched, cries, _We must be neat_, then recollecting that _neat_ is the term for _horned_ cattle, he says, _not neat, but cleanly_.
He did it as a riff off the term "hi fi", which was what you called your neat-o, keen-o stereo system in the 1950s?
Damn, was I imagining things, or did Gilberto really use the word neat?
I had to pay five dollars for hittin 'the chap (they said it was salt and buttery), an' that's what I call a neat, genteel luxury.
What's kind of neat is that Torquere Press always has one of their established authors review the book, so I have my first review already, technically.
It's pretty neat from the old cars, to the old suits, the write-ups, the videos.
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