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Meaning of “orderly” in the English Dictionary

"orderly" in British English

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orderlynoun [C]

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

a ​hospitalworker who does ​jobs for which no ​training is ​necessary, such as ​helping the ​nurses or ​carryingheavy things: He has a ​part-timejob 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 ​hospitalworker who does ​jobs for which no ​training is ​necessary, such as ​helpingnurses or ​carryingheavy things

orderlyadjective

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

well ​arranged or ​organized: During the ​firedrill, 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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