Definition of neat:
- 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.
- Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
- Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.
- Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
- Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
- Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
- 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)
- "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- "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.