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Definition of Orderly


  1. Conformed to order; in order; regular; as, an orderly course or plan.
  2. Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient; quiet; peaceable; not unruly; as, orderly children; an orderly community.
  3. Performed in good or established order; well-regulated.
  4. Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders.
  5. According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly.
  6. A noncommissioned officer or soldier who attends a superior officer to carry his orders, or to render other service.
  7. A street sweeper.

Orderly Quotations

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.

It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'
Arthur H. Compton

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Will Rogers

When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and 'good, orderly direction' to enter.
Julia Cameron

The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others.
Gordon W. Allport
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Orderly Translations

orderly in German is ordentlich, ordentlich, geordnet
orderly in Latin is compositus, modestus, ordinatus
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