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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Neat  \Neat\,  a.  [See  {neat},  n.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  genus  {Bos},  or  to  cattle  of  that 
  genus;  as  neat  cattle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Neat  \Neat\,  a.  [Compar.  {Neater};  superl.  {Neatest}.]  [OE. 
  nett,  F.  nett,  fr  L.  nitidus  fr  nitere  to  shine.  Cf 
  {Nitid},  {Net},  a.,  {Natty}.] 
  1.  Free  from  that  which  soils,  defiles,  or  disorders;  clean; 
  cleanly;  tidy. 
 
  If  you  were  to  see  her  you  would  wonder  what  poor 
  body  it  was  that  was  so  surprisingly  neat  and  clean. 
  --Law. 
 
  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.  Free  from  admixture  or  adulteration;  good  of  its  kind  as 
  neat  brandy.  ``Our  old  wine  neat.''  --Chapman. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  [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. 
 
  Syn:  Nice;  pure;  cleanly;  tidy;  trim;  spruce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  (informal)  very  good;  "a  bully  pulpit";  "a  cool  sports  car"; 
  "had  a  great  time  at  the  party";  "you  look  simply 
  smashing"  [syn:  {bang-up},  {bully},  {cool},  {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}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  NEAT 
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  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  NEAT 
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