orderly

  • 1 orderly — adj Orderly, methodical, systematic, regular are comparable when they mean following closely a set arrangement, design, or pattern. Orderly implies observance of due sequence or proper arrangement especially in the harmonious or careful… …

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  • 2 Orderly — Or der*ly, a. 1. Conformed to order; in order; regular; as, an orderly course or plan. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient; quiet; peaceable; not unruly; as, orderly children; an orderly community.… …

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  • 3 orderly — is used only as an adjective (They behaved in an orderly fashion), not as an adverb. Since the notional adverb orderlily is too awkward to use, in an orderly way is the only alternative …

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  • 4 orderly — [ôr′dər lē] adj. 1. a) neat or tidy in arrangement; in good order b) arranged in, conforming to, or exhibiting some regular order; systematic 2. well behaved; law abiding; peaceful 3. having to do with the recording and transmission of military… …

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  • 5 Orderly — Or der*ly, adv. According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly. [1913 Webster] You are blunt; go to it orderly. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 orderly — [adj1] methodical, organized alike, all together, arranged, businesslike, careful, clean, conventional, correct, exact, fixed, formal, framed, in apple pie order*, in good shape, in order, in shape, methodic, neat, neat as button*, neat as pin*,… …

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  • 7 Orderly — Or der*ly, n.; pl. {Orderlies}. 1. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier who attends a superior officer to carry his orders, or to render other service. [1913 Webster] Orderlies were appointed to watch the palace. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 8 orderly — index meticulous, normal (regular), peaceable, right (suitable), systematic, uniform Burton s Legal …

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  • 9 orderly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) neatly and methodically arranged. 2) well behaved. ► NOUN (pl. orderlies) 1) a hospital attendant responsible for cleaning and other non medical tasks. 2) a soldier who carries orders or performs minor tasks for an officer. DERIVA …

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  • 10 orderly — or|der|ly1 [ˈo:dəli US ˈo:rdərli] adj 1.) arranged or organized in a sensible or neat way ≠ ↑disorderly in (an) orderly sth ▪ The tools were arranged in orderly rows. ▪ She needs to organize her ideas in a more orderly way. 2.) peaceful or well… …

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  • 11 orderly — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)də(r)li[/t]] orderlies 1) ADJ GRADED If something is done in an orderly fashion or manner, it is done in a well organized and controlled way. The organizers guided them in orderly fashion out of the building... Despite the violence that …

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  • 12 orderly — I. adjective Date: 1570 1. a. (1) arranged or disposed in some order or pattern ; regular < orderly rows of houses > (2) marked by order ; tidy < keeps an orderly desk > …

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  • 13 Orderly — Not to be confused with Personal Care Assistant. For other uses, see Orderly (disambiguation). A medical orderly (also known as a ward assistant or nurse assistant), is a hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and/or nursing… …

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  • 14 orderly — {{11}}orderly (adj.) arranged in order, 1570s, from ORDER (Cf. order) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). {{12}}orderly (adv.) late 15c., in due order, from ORDER (Cf. order) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). {{12}}orderly (n.) …

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  • 15 orderly — orderliness, n. /awr deuhr lee/, adj., adv., n., pl. orderlies. adj. 1. arranged or disposed in a neat, tidy manner or in a regular sequence: an orderly desk. 2. observant of or governed by system or method, as persons or the mind. 3.… …

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  • 16 orderly — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ very ▪ fairly, relatively PHRASES ▪ in an orderly fashion …

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  • 17 orderly — 1. adjective /ˈɔːdəli/ a) Neat and tidy; possessing order. He has always kept an orderly kitchen, nothing out of place for longer than it is in use. b) Methodical or systematic. We live in an orderly universe; rules govern both the movements of… …

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  • 18 orderly — 1 adjective 1 arranged or organized in a sensible or neat way: an orderly household. | an orderly mind. 2 peaceful or well behaved: An orderly crowd assembled at the gate. orderliness noun (U) 2 noun (C) 1 someone who does unskilled jobs in a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 orderly — adjective 1) an orderly room Syn: neat, tidy, well ordered, in order, trim, in apple pie order, spick and span, shipshape Ant: untidy, messy 2) the orderly presentation of information …

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  • 20 orderly — adjective 1) an orderly desk Syn: neat, tidy, well ordered, in order, trim, in apple pie order 2) the orderly presentation of information Syn: organized, efficient, methodical, systematic …

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