noun, plural or·der·lies.
- ordered field,
- ordered n-tuple,
- ordered pair,
- ordered set,
- orderly marketing agreement,
- orderly officer,
- orderly room,
- orders, holy
Origin of orderly
Examples from the Web for orderliness
Swarms of police, gunfire, panic—all foreign to a city known for its quaint, Commonwealth style, still air, and orderliness.
Shooting them into orderliness—he comprehends that; and that's all right.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
Never before in the annals of that school had the first day held a full period of quiet or orderliness.A Voice in the Wilderness|Grace Livingston Hill
Then we ought not to despair as though all sense of orderliness and good discipline had died out of our countrymen.The Memorabilia|Xenophon
Everything is placed where it will be most convenient for use, and this orderliness is preserved throughout the day's work.Wood-Block Printing|F. Morley Fletcher
The desperation of the youth in love had rendered her one little bit doubtful of the orderliness of his wits.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
noun plural -lies
"military attendant who carries orders," 1781, short for orderly corporal, etc. Extended 1809 to an attendant at a hospital (originally a military hospital) charged with keeping things in order and clean. See orderly (adj.).