adjective, neat·er, neat·est.
- (of cement) without sand or other aggregate.
- (of plaster) without any admixture except hair or fiber.
SYNONYMS FOR neat
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Origin of neat1
OTHER WORDS FROM neatneatly, adverbneatness, noun
Words nearby neat
Definition for neat (2 of 2)
noun, plural neat.
Origin of neat2
Example sentences from the Web for neat
The liqueur also stands up well on its own, so sip it neat after dinner or drizzle it over a slice of cake or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an unforgettable dessert.
Finally the hydrofoils started producing neat rings up to about a foot wide.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence|David H. Freedman|September 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
I think it’s neat to see the trajectory for a lot of people when I talk to them about my book, the briefing, they’ll say, “I never realized how you got there or how someone could do that.”Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 26, 2020|Ozy
So I finally asked about it and he explained to me that it was a term of endearment that you might use for, you know, a romantic partner or a family member, um, even a co-worker or a pet and I just thought that was so neat.
Because there are some very, very neat advantages of scaling.
In a neat line, his agent, beginning a bidding war, promised: “Michiko Kakutani will flip for this.”What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Little Snow White entered, she found everything tiny, but dainty and neat.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a few neat sentences, Perry turns the idea of moral obligation into moral relativism.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The holes of recently removed stiches traveled neat as rail ties along his stomach.
The soldiers in 2nd Platoon, Blackfoot Company discovered his rifle, helmet, body armor and web gear in a neat stack.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they'd been white men I would probably have been curled in a neat heap within two hundred yards.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Frulein Timm belongs to the single sisterhood, but is one of the fresh and placid kind, and as neat as wax.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
In the yard, which was kept scrupulously neat, were flowers and plants of every description which flourishes in South Louisiana.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Even with his tunic ripped down the front, he gave the impression of making it his life business to be neat.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
But she looked neat and clean, and she certainly was determined not to enter the automobile if she could help it.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose