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neat (undiluted)

Definition:

without water

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Similar to:

undiluted

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

took his whiskey neat

Etymology:

Middle English nete, neat, from Old English nēat ("animal, beast, ox, cow,...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

full-strength

undiluted or unadulterated; of the highest concentration | [sport] (of a sports team) having the correct or standard amount of players; having all ... (22 of 370 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/full-strength

Merriam-Webster:

neat [entry 1, noun] | neats [plural] | Bos taurus [species]

the common domestic bovine (4 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/neat

neat [entry 2, adjective] | smooth [synonym, sense-specific] | precise [synonym, sense-specific] | adroit [synonym, sense-specific] | fine [synonym, sense-specific] | net [synonym, sense-specific] | straight [synonym, sense-specific] | systematic [synonym, sense-specific] | admirable [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

free from dirt and disorder; habitually clean and orderly | free from admixture or dilution; "straight" ; free from irregularity; "smooth" | marked by ... (22 of 259 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/neat show=1

neat [entry 3, adverb] | straight [synonym, sense-specific]

in a neat manner | without admixture or dilution; "straight" (9 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Wiktionary:

neat | neats [plural] | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative] | on the rocks [antonym, sense-specific] | net [synonym, sense-specific]

[archaic] A bull or cow. | [archaic] Cattle collectively. | Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities. | Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below. | [chemistry] Conditions with a liquid ... (33 of 229 words, 9 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/neat

Oxford Dictionary:

neat [entry 1] | facile [synonym, sense-specific] | excellent [synonym, sense-specific]

arranged in a tidy way; in good order | [persons] habitually tidy, smart, or well organized | having a pleasing appearance; well formed | done with or ... (24 of 174 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/neat

neat [entry 2]

Syllabification: (neat) | [archaic] | a bovine animal. | cattle. (7 of 54 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/neat--2

neat [entry 2, archaic]

a bovine animal. | cattle. (4 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/neat--2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative] | neatly [adverb, related] | neatness [noun, uncountable, related]

carefully arranged and looking nice ; tending to keep things carefully arranged and looking nice | producing a result in a simple but intelligent way ... (24 of 162 words, 5 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/neat

Wikipedia:

Neat [disambiguation]

may refer to: Neat (bartending), a single, unmixed liquor served in a rocks glass. | An old word for an individual animal of the species of cattle Bos taurus | Neat (TV series), a Canadian television series | Neat Records, a British record label |... (41 of 136 words, 12 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

neat | neatly [adverb, related] | neatness [noun, related]

unmixed with anything; undiluted; straight: said especially of liquor drunk without a mixer or chaser | [rare] free of deductions; net | clean and in ... (23 of 131 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative] | neatly [informal, sense-specific] | straight [synonym, definition 33, sense-specific] | net [synonym, sense-specific]

in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition. | habitually orderly and clean in appearance or habits. | of a simple, pleasing appearance, style, ... (21 of 129 words, 11 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/neat

American Heritage Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative] | neatly [adverb, related] | neatness [noun, related]

Orderly and clean; tidy. | Orderly and precise in procedure; systematic. | Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit | Not diluted or mixed with other ... (22 of 94 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

neat [entry 1]

tidy, with everything in its place | A neat person likes to keep themselves, their house and their possessions tidy and in good order (23 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/neat 1

neat [entry 2, United States, informal]

good (1 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/neat 2

neat [entry 3]

clever and simple (3 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/neat 3

neat [entry 4]

(of a strong alcoholic drink) without anything, such as water or ice or another drink, added to it (18 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/neat 4

Encarta Dictionary:

neat [entry 1] | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

orderly and in a clean condition | tending to keep things in an orderly and clean condition | simple, effective, and elegant | performed with skill, ... (23 of 136 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632643​/definition​.html  [offline]

neat [entry 2, archaic] | neats [plural]

an animal in the cattle family, e.g. a cow or ox (11 of 34 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

neat | neats [plural]

Origin: Middle English nete, neat, from Old English nēat ("animal, beast, ox, cow, cattle"), from Proto-Germanic ... | Middle English *nete, net, nette (derives Modern net "good, clean"), from Anglo-Norman... (28 of 119 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

neat

First use: 1540s

Origin: "clean, free from dirt", from Anglo-French neit, from Old French net "clear, pure", from Latin nitidus "well-favored, elegant, ... (19 of 92 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

neat

Origin: French net from Latin nitidus, shining, elegant, smart, trim ... | Middle English nete from Old English neat (akin to Old ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

neat

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Old French net, from Latin nitidus clean, shining, from ... | Old English neat (16 of 29 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/neat

American Heritage Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

Origin: Anglo-Norman neit, clear, pure, variant of Old French ... | Middle English net, from Old English nēat. (16 of 25 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

neat [entry 1]

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in the sense "clean, free from impurities"): from French net, from Latin nitidus "shining", from nitere "to shine"; related to ... (23 of 38 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/neat

neat [entry 2]

Origin: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch noot, also to the base of dialect nait meaning "companion"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/neat--2

Merriam-Webster:

neat [entry 1, noun] | neats [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English neet, from Old English nēat; akin to Old High German nōz head of cattle, Old English nēotan to make use of, Lithuanian nauda use

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/neat

neat [entry 2, adjective]

First use: 1542

Origin: Middle French net, from Latin nitidus bright, neat, from nitēre to shine; probably akin to Middle Irish nĂ­am luster

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Encarta Dictionary:

neat [entry 1] | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: French net from Latin nitidus "shiny" from nitere "to shine"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632643​/definition​.html  [offline]

neat [entry 2, archaic] | neats [plural]

Origin: Old English nēat from Germanic, "to use"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 701707734​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

neat | neats [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "neat"

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Collins Dictionary:

neat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "neat"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "neat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/neat

Macmillan British Dictionary:

neat | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "neat"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

neat [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "neat"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "neat"

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the Free Dictionary:

neat

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Google Dictionary:

neat | neats [plural] | neater [comparative] | neatest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "neat"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

neat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "neat"

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YourDictionary Audio:

neat

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freedictionary.org:

neat

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