The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

8 definitions found
 for Neat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neat \Neat\ (n[=e]t), n. sing. & pl. [AS. ne['a]t; akin to OHG.
     n[=o]z, Icel. naut, Sw. n["o]t, Dan. n["o]d, and to AS.
     ne['o]tan to make use of, G. geniessen, Goth. niutan to have
     a share in, have joy of, Lith. nauda use, profit.] (Zool.)
     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. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
           Wherein the herds[men] were keeping of their neat.
     [1913 Webster]
           The steer, the heifer, and the calf
           Are all called neat.                     --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           A neat and a sheep of his own.           --Tusser.
     [1913 Webster]
     Neat's-foot, an oil obtained by boiling the feet of neat
        cattle. It is used to render leather soft and pliable.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neat \Neat\, a. [See neat, n.]
     Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that
     genus; as, neat cattle.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. Neater; superl. Neatest.] [OE.
     nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf.
     Nitid, Net, a., Natty.]
     1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean;
        cleanly; tidy.
        [1913 Webster]
              If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor
              body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry;
        simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful;
        chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as,
        neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: (Chem.)
        Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone. "Our old
        wine neat." --Chapman.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice;
        finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. With all deductions or allowances made; net.
     Note: [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a.,
           [1913 Webster]
     neat line (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be
        built or formed.
     Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: clean or organized; "her neat dress"; "a neat room" [syn:
             neat, orderly]
      2: showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat
      3: free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a
         neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
         [syn: neat, refined, tasteful]
      4: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he
         landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean
         throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife" [syn:
         clean, neat]
      5: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
         great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn:
         bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great,
         groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy,
         slap-up, swell, smashing]
      6: without water; "took his whiskey neat" [syn: neat,
         straight, full-strength]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  256 Moby Thesaurus words for "neat":
     Attic, Ciceronian, Daedalian, OK, Spartan, absolute, ace-high,
     adept, adroit, all ataunto, anal, apt, artistic, ascetic, ataunt,
     austere, authoritative, bad, bald, bang-up, bare, bonzer, boss,
     bravura, braw, brilliant, bully, bungup and bilge-free, but good,
     calligraphic, candid, capital, chaste, chic, chipper, clarified,
     classic, classy, clean, clean-cut, clear, clever,
     clothes-conscious, comely, common, commonplace, cool, coordinated,
     copperplate, corking, cosmopolitan, crack, crackerjack, cunning,
     cute, daedal, dandy, dapper, dashing, deft, delicious, dexterous,
     dextrous, dinky, diplomatic, direct, distilled,
     dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dry, ducky, dull, easy,
     efficient, elegant, excellent, exceptional, expert, exquisite, fab,
     fancy, fastidious, fine, fine and dandy, finished, first-class,
     frank, gear, genteel, good, goodish, graceful, gracile, grand,
     great, groovy, handy, heavy, homely, homespun, hot, hunky-dory,
     ingenious, jam-up, jaunty, just dandy, keen, lean, limpid, lucid,
     magisterial, marvy, masterful, masterly, matter-of-fact, mean,
     naked, natty, natural, nifty, no mean, nobby, okay, on the rocks,
     open, orderly, organized, out of sight, peachy, peachy-keen,
     pellucid, perspicuous, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken,
     polished, politic, posh, precise, prim, professional, proficient,
     prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure, purified, quick, quite some, ready,
     recherche, rectified, refined, regular, resourceful, restrained,
     ripping, ritzy, round, rum, rustic, scrumptious, severe, shapely,
     sharp, sheer, shipshape, simple, simple-speaking, skillful,
     slap-up, sleek, slick, smart, smashing, smug, snazzy, snug, sober,
     soigne, soignee, solid, some, something else, sophisticated, spare,
     spick and span, spiffing, spiffy, splendid, spruce, stark,
     statesmanlike, straight, straightforward, stunning,
     style-conscious, stylish, super, swank, swanky, swell, systematic,
     tactful, tasteful, taut, terse, the compleat, the complete, tidy,
     tight, top-hole, top-notch, topping, tough, tricksy, trig, trim,
     unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unalloyed, unblended,
     uncluttered, uncombined, uncomplicated, uncompounded, uncorrupted,
     uncut, undiluted, unembellished, unfortified, unimaginative,
     unlabored, unleavened, unmingled, unmixed, unornamented,
     unpoetical, unsophisticated, untinged, unvarnished, virtuoso,
     well-cared-for, well-done, well-dressed, well-favored, well-formed,
     well-groomed, well-made, well-ordered, well-proportioned,
     well-shaped, wizard, wonderful, workmanlike

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         New Enhanced Advanced Technology (AT)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Novell Easy Administration Tool (Novell, Netware)

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NEAT or NET, contracts. The exact weight of an article, without the bag, 
  box, keg, or other thing in which it may be enveloped. 

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229