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Neat Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    neat adj
  1. clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
  2. showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
  3. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset" [syn: refined, tasteful]
  4. 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" [syn: clean]
  5. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing]
  6. without water; "took his whiskey neat" [syn: straight, full-strength]
Neat Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Neat \Neat\, n. sing. & pl. [AS. ne['a]t; akin to OHG. n?z, Icel. naut, Sw. n["o]t, Dan. n["o]d, and to AS. ne['o]tan to make use of, G. geniessen, Goth. niutan to have a share in, have joy of, Lith. nauda use, profit.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. --Chaucer. Wherein the herds[men] were keeping of their neat. --Spenser. The steer, the heifer, and the calf Are all called neat. --Shak. A neat and a sheep of his own. --Tusser. Neat's-foot, an oil obtained by boiling the feet of neat cattle. It is used to render leather soft and pliable.
Neat Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Neat \Neat\, a. [See neat, n.]

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* For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong. - Henry Louis Mencken

* When the tea is brought at five o'clock And all the neat curtains are drawn with care, The little black cat with bright green eyes Is suddenly purring there. - Harold Monro

* I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance ... was a neat idea. - Oliver L. North


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