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"orderly" in British English

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orderlynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔː.dəl.i/  us   /ˈɔːr.dɚ.li/
  • orderly noun [C] (HOSPITAL WORKER)

a hospital worker who does jobs for which no training is necessary, such as helping the nurses or carrying heavy things: He has a part-time job as a hospital orderly.
  • orderly noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier who acts as an officer's servant

orderlyadjective

uk   /ˈɔː.dəl.i/  us   /ˈɔːr.dɚ.li/
well arranged or organized: She put the letters in three orderly piles. Form an orderly queue. The passengers were asked to leave the plane in an orderly fashion.
(Definition of orderly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orderly" in American English

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orderlynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔrd·dər·li/
  • orderly noun [C] (HOSPITAL WORKER)

a hospital worker who does jobs for which no training is necessary, such as helping nurses or carrying heavy things

orderlyadjective

 us   /ˈɔr·dər·li/
  • orderly adjective (ARRANGEMENT)

well arranged or organized: During the fire drill, the children were asked to proceed in an orderly way down the stairs and out of the building.
(Definition of orderly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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