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NEAT

Syllabification: NEAT

Entry from US English dictionary

abbreviation

  • Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (the energy expended during normal daily activity rather than through an exercise program).

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There are 3 definitions of NEAT in English:

neat1

Line breaks: neat
Pronunciation: /niːt
 
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adjective

  • 2Done with or demonstrating skill or efficiency: a neat bit of deduction
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    • Calderon, an attacking midfielder, displayed some neat touches and demonstrated a willingness to run at defenders.
    • ‘It is a very neat, environmentally-friendly solution,’ says Dr Reeder.
    • At the moment we don't have a neat solution to the problem and it really is stretching staff and eroding morale.
    Synonyms
    skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit, adept, expert, practised, accurate, precise, nimble, agile, graceful, stylish
    informal nifty
    clever, ingenious, inventive, resourceful, good, apt, efficient; slick
    informal genius
  • 2.1Tending to disregard specifics for the sake of convenience; facile: this neat division does not take into account a host of associated factors
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    • As we can see now, musical evolution doesn't conform conveniently to neat historical divisions of style and chronology; boundaries are regularly blurred.
    • He measures pain and capacity to suffer in neat units and disregards old-fangled notions such as species or emotion.
    • This historical framework keeps things pretty clear, although its neat divisions, both chronological and thematic are more imagined than real.
  • 4North American informal Very good; excellent: I took lessons in tracking from this really neat Indian guide
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    • I think Wink is a very cool place and our technology is really neat.
    • Incidentally, the Donna Summer homepage is really neat, albeit horrendously designed.
    • There are lots of little shops that have really neat stuff in them.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'clean, free from impurities'): from French net, from Latin nitidus 'shining', from nitere 'to shine'; related to net2. The sense 'bright' (now obsolete) was recorded in English in the late 16th century.

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neat2

Line breaks: neat
Pronunciation: /niːt
 
/

noun

archaic
  • 1A bovine animal.
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    • I had a pretty dinner for them, viz. a brace of stewed carp, six roast chickens and a jowl of hot salmon for the first course; a tanzy and two neats' tongues and cheese second.
    • "as proper a man as ever trod upon neat's leather" [Julius Caesar, Scene 1]
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Cattle.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch noot, also to the base of dialect nait meaning 'companion'.

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