Pronunciation: nēt
n. sing. &1.(Zool.) 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.
Wherein the herds[men] were keeping of their neat.
- Spenser.
A neat and a sheep of his own.
- Tusser.
an oil obtained by boiling the feet of neat cattle. It is used to render leather soft and pliable.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
1.Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
2.Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
3.(Chem.) Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat.
4.Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
5.With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
neat line
(Civil Engin.) a line to which work is to be built or formed.
Neat work
work built or formed to neat lines.
Adj.1.neat - clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
2.neat - showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
3.neat - free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
Synonyms: tasteful, refined
4.neat - free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
Synonyms: clean
5.neat - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
6.neat - without water; "took his whiskey neat"
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