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

as. ne; akin to ohg. n, icel. naut, sw. n, dan. n, and to as. ne to make use of, g. geniessen, goth. niutan to have a share in, have joy of, lith. nauda use, profit see neat, n.pos oe. nett, f. nett, fr. l. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. cf. nitid, net, a., natty

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.

as adjective

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