adjective, neat·er, neat·est.
- (of cement) without sand or other aggregate.
- (of plaster) without any admixture except hair or fiber.
Origin of neat1
SYNONYMS FOR neat
Related formsneat·ly, adverbneat·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for neater
Philip may think it would be neater and cleaner to eliminate it outright?
The “new” Abe has a smoother face with a straighter collar, a neater necktie and a shorter neck.
There is no question that things would be neater for the GOP if the contest were cut short.
The cabmen make no objection, and you could not have given a neater instance of the proportion of payment to labor which you deny.Arrows of the Chace, v. 2|John Ruskin
I am beginning to think that a neater form of apology to a man—a foreign heretic sort of a man—was never offered.Yussuf the Guide|George Manville Fenn
They were of the usual grass-thatched construction, but rather larger and neater than most.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
It will make a neater job to glue the seam of the velvet open before going further.Make Your Own Hats|Gene Allen Martin
I have never seen a neater picture, and in it I saw not only the progress of the people, but the respect in which they held me.The Jucklins|Opie Read