Definitions of neat

  1. ( informal) very good; " a bully pulpit"; " a neat sports car"; " had a great time at the party"; " you look simply smashing"
  2. 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"
  3. without water; " took his whiskey neat"
  4. showing care in execution; " neat homework"; " neat handwriting"
  5. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; " a neat style"; " a neat set of rules"; " she hated to have her neat plans upset"
  6. clean or orderly; " her neat dress"; " a neat room"
  7. very good; " he did a bully job"; " a neat sports car"; " had a great time at the party"; " you look simply smashing"
  8. Neatly.
  9. 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.
  10. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
  11. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
  12. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
  13. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.
  14. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
  15. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [ In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
  16. Tidy; trim and clean; as, a neat home; simple and elegant; clever; as, a neat reply.
  17. Cattle, as oxen and cows.
  18. Neatness.
  19. Belonging to the bovine genus.
  20. Black- cattle: an ox or cow.
  21. Trim: tidy: without mixture or adulteration.
  22. Tidy; clean; pure.
  23. Free from soil or disorder; tidy; trim; spruce; clever.
  24. Pertaining to bovine animals.
  25. Bovine cattle collectively.
  26. A single bovine animal.
  27. Belonging to animals of the ox kind. Neat's foot oil, oil from the feet of neat cattle.
  28. Tidy; trim; nice; chaste: pure; unadulterated: simple.
  29. Cattle of the bovine genus.
  30. Tidy; spruce and clean; not tawdry; trim; pleasing with simplicity; pure; unadulterated.
  31. Cattle, as the ox, the cow, and suchlike.

Antonyms for neat

draggled, weakened, disheveled, Tumbled, black, pathetic, inferior, blackened, squalid, wrong, slouchy, slipshod, debased, alloyed, execrable, watered-down, low-grade, mediocre, littered, smutty, disarrayed, middling, tolerable, grimy, wretched, workaday, fouled, fused, artless, muddy, satisfactory, clumsy, ill, dowdy, lousy, disarranged, mucky, uncleanly, seedy, unbecoming, chaotic, patternless, incorporated, sloven, slobby, crude, ticky-tacky, decent, good, rough-and-ready, styleless, dilute, defiled, unfit, rumpled, off, united, vile, jury-rigged, second-rate, hit-or-miss, amalgamated, grotty, blended, Commingled, bad, unstylish, rough, inelegant, grungy, joined, dingy, Systemless, frowsy, acceptable, bush, sour, substandard, spoiled, foul, jumbled, WACK, respectable, confused, messy, unkempt, impure, second class, merged, dirty, stained, atrocious, tasteless, paltry, thinned, Doctored, serviceable, rotten, unsystematic, irregular, planless, Mussed, crummy, unordered, everyday, unacceptable, sullied, topsy-turvy, compounded, poor, unsuitable, deficient, all-right, Mingled, indecent, unseemly, adequate, informal, unfashionable, intermingled, linked, mixed, combined, conjoined, terrible, mussy, nonsystematic, unsatisfactory, befouled, uncared-for, adulterated, bush-league, negligent, rude, untidy, slobbish, nasty, SUBPAR., smudged, bedraggled, awkward, blowsy, tainted, Cheapened, scruffy, jerry-built, adulterate, disordered, tousled, sordid, Immethodical, disorderly, slovenly, dissatisfactory, corrupted, cluttered, diluted, passable, Bemired, filthy, unrefined, jerry-rigged, coalesced, disorganized, indecorous, contaminated, hugger mugger, haphazard, dusty, cruddy, lame, punk, suboptimal, Messed, intermixed, casual, fine, O.K., fairish, awful, besmirched, improper, muddled, begrimed, pell-mell, soiled, unclean, trashy, sloppy, cheesy, maladroit, polluted, grubby, shabby, shambolic, wanting.

Quotes of neat

  1. There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the software that runs on top of it. – Jim Allchin
  2. The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular. – E. T. Bell
  3. We've had some really good guest stars. But I have to go with Alec Baldwin as my favorite. He is so neat and such a movie star. He's handsome and quirky. I was in heaven the week he was on the set. – Nikki Cox
  4. It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too. – Dakota Fanning
  5. I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story. My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern -day twist on it would be really neat – Vanessa Hudgens
  6. The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. – Molly Ivins
  7. There is always an easy solution to every problem- neat plausible, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken
  8. I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea. – Oliver North
  9. Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet. – Robert Orben
  10. I can tell if someone is talking to me because I'm on "Friends" or cause they just think I'm neat You know I don't think I've ever spent more than five or ten minutes with somebody who was ogling me because they recognized me from the show. – Matthew Perry
  11. Hoboken is a neat place. – Daniel Pinkwater
  12. To see a doll of yourself is very weird and very neat at the same time. – Thuy Trang
  13. Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress, Neat but not gaudy, will true critics please. – Samuel Wesley
  14. I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you're going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens. – Paul Westerberg

Usage examples for neat

  1. They found it comfortably furnished and neat as wax. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  2. " Yes," said Elsie, " papa wants me always to look very nice and neat and when I go down in the morning he just gives me one glance from head to foot, and if anything is wrong he is sure to see it and send me back immediately to have it made right. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  3. It's a neat idea when you think about it. – Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison
  4. There he sat beside Jean, brushed and very neat and very, very white. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Aye, aye, sir; it was a neat job. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  6. Captain Gordon, who had been the principal instructor of the squadron, was very neat and precise about his person, and had always required the troopers to keep their uniforms and arms and their horses, with their equipments, in good condition. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  7. It was a pretty neat job, I can tell you. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  8. The street they were walking upon was smooth and level, and the houses they passed were neat and pretty; but both the children noticed there were no people to be seen anywhere about the village. – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  9. Rather neat that last phrase, eh, Julie? – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  10. She shut the little red book- the butcher's book, this time, swept it and its companions into a neat pile, and sprang to her feet. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. One nest found was suspended in a low bush, and was a very neat purse- shaped one, with an opening near the top and rather on one side. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  12. That joke I made was rather neat – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. Poor Susan lingered late- till the candles were low, and as soon as the table was cleared she opened her neat portfolio. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  14. " Yes," said John, gazing down at his neat shoes, as he stood rubbing his broad hands slowly together before the fire, " Cutter is coming, too. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. He probably thought this a neat off- hand way of making the invitation, for he looked at his woman- kind as if he might expect their admiration. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. He actually said once, in my presence, that if he'd known how neat she was, he didn't believe he'd have married her. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  17. She wished to look neat and charming. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  18. The house is in particularly neat and good order. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  19. It was ugly, but anyhow it was neat – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
  20. Because 'twould look so bad If a dirty coat I had; Little face and little feet, They too must be always neat – Rhymes Old and New by M.E.S. Wright