Definition of neat :
1. 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.
2. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.
4. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
5. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
6. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
7. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [ In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
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clean (part of speech: adjective)
pure (part of speech: adjective)
elegant (part of speech: adjective)
- The room looked very neat, I said, with an amused doubt as to how long it was to remain so. - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- How neat and clean she looked, even coming from work! - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.
- The girl- if girl she were, for she might have been thirty or sixty, so far as any one could judge from a merely superficial glance at her face and figure- was neat of aspect, and, what was more, she had come well recommended. - "Paste Jewels", John Kendrick Bangs.