neatness

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈniːtnɪs/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
neat1 /nit/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est, adv. 
adj. 
    1. in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition:a neat room.
    2. having a trim and graceful appearance, shape, style, etc.:a neat figure.
    3. cleverly effective;
      skillful;
      adroit:a neat solution to the problem.
    4. Slang Termsgreat;
      wonderful;
      fine:What a neat car!
    5. Wine(of alcoholic drinks) with no ice or water added or any other liquid mixed.
    neat•ly, adv. 
    neat•ness, n. [uncountable]]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
neat1  (nēt),USA pronunciation adj.,  -er, -est, adv. 
adj. 
  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. Slang Termsgreat;
    wonderful;
    fine:What a neat car!
  6. clever, dexterous, or apt:She gave a neat characterization of the old woman.
  7. Winestraight (def. 33).
  8. Building
    • (of cement) without sand or other aggregate.
    • (of plaster) without any admixture except hair or fiber.
  9. net:neat profits.

adv. 
  1. Informal Termsneatly.
neatly, adv. 
neatness, n. 
  • Latin nitidus shining, polished, handsome, spruce, equivalent. to nit(ēre) to shine + -idus -id4
  • Middle French
  • Middle English net spruce, trim, clean 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spruce, smart.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged finished, well-planned.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged adroit.
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unmixed, pure.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sloppy.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged maladroit.
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged mixed.

neat2  (nēt),USA pronunciation n., pl.  neat. 
  1. Animal Husbandryan animal of the genus Bos;
    a bovine, as a cow or ox.
  • bef. 900; Middle English neet, Old English nēat, cognate with Old Norse naut, Middle Dutch noot; akin to Old English nēotan to use, possess

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