Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “neat”

neat

adjective  /nit/ us  

neat adjective (ARRANGED)

[-er/-est only] arranged well, with everything in its place: neat handwriting She keeps her room neat and clean. [-er/-est only] A neat person likes everything to be clean and well arranged. [-er/-est only] Neat can also mean skillful or effective: a neat trick/solution

neat adjective (NOTHING ADDED)

[not gradable] (of alcoholic drinks) with nothing added; straight

neat adjective (GREAT)

[-er/-est only] infml great: The party was really neat. What a neat bike!
(Definition of neat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of neat?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Easiness and simplicity, but you might be interested in these topics from the Easy and difficult topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “neat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More