Definition and Meanings for neat
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Part of Speech of neat
singular noun, plural noun, adjective, noun, comparative, superlative
Etymology of neat
Meaning of neat
as singular noun, plural noun
- cattle of the genus bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot.
as adjective, noun
- of or pertaining to the genus bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
as adjective, comparative, superlative, adjective
- free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
- free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
- free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat.;pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone.
- excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
- with all deductions or allowances made; net. [in this sense usually written net. see net, a., 3.]