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Definition of Neat


  1. 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.
  2. Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.
  3. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.
  4. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
  5. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.
  6. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
  7. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]

Neat Quotations

Certainly there's a phenomenon around open source. You know free software will be a vibrant area. There will be a lot of neat things that get done there.
Bill Gates

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
Aldous Huxley

There is always an easy solution to every problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.
Stephen King
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Neat Translations

neat in Afrikaans is netjies
neat in Dutch is duidelijk, netto, netto-
neat in Finnish is netto
neat in French is parure
neat in German is nett
neat in Italian is gioielli
neat in Latin is mundus, tersus
neat in Portuguese is puro
neat in Spanish is pulcro

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