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Meaning of “neat” in the English Dictionary

"neat" in British English

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neatadjective

uk   /niːt/ us   /niːt/
  • neat adjective (TIDY)

B1 tidy, with everything in its place: Your house is always so neat - how do you manage it? She likes everything neat and tidy. You have such neat handwriting. They did a very neat job stitching up your knee - there's hardly a scar there.
Neat people like to keep themselves, their house, and their possessions tidy and in good order: Hassan is the neatest child I've ever met - even his shoes are clean! I try to be neat, but my husband is a slob.

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(Definition of neat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neat" in American English

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neatadjective

us   /nit/
  • 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)

  • 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)
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