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Etymology 1

Old English nēat. Cognate with Dutch noot, dialectal German Noß, Swiss German Nooss, Swedish nöt.

Noun

Singular
neat

Plural
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  1. (archaic) A cow, or other bovine.
  2. (collective) Cattle.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old (and modern) French net, from Latin nitidus ‘gleaming’, from nitēre ‘to shine’.

Adjective

neat (comparative er, superlative est)

Positive
neat

Comparative
er

Superlative
est

  1. Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities.
  2. Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted.
    I like my whisky neat.
  3. (Chemistry) Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent
    The Arbuzov reaction is performed by adding the bromide to the phosphite, neat.
    The molecular beam was neat acetylene.
  4. (archaic) With all deductions or allowances made; net.
  5. Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful.
    The front room was neat and carefully arranged for the guests.
  6. Well-executed or delivered; clever, skilful, precise.
    Having the two protagonists meet in the last act was a particularly neat touch.
  7. (colloquial) Good, excellent, desirable.
    Hey, neat convertible, man.
Translations

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nautam. Cognate with Old Frisian nāt, Old Saxon nōt (Dutch noot), Old High German nōz (dialectal German Nos), Old Norse naut.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /næːɑt/

Noun

nēat n.

  1. cow, ox; animal

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative nēat nēat
accusative nēat nēat
genitive nēates nēata
dative nēate nēatum


Descendants


West Frisian

Pronoun

neat

  1. nothing

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