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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 neat /ˈnit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neat n. sing. & pl.  Zool. 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.
    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)

 Neat, a.  Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neat, a. [Compar. Neater superl. Neatest.]
 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; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: Chem. Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone.  “Our old wine neat.”
 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) 2.0

      adj 1: clean or orderly; "her neat dress"; "a neat room"
      2: showing care in execution; "neat homework"; "neat
      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:
      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]