Definition of orderly in English:

orderly

Line breaks: or|der¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːd(ə)li
 
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adjective

1Neatly and methodically arranged: an orderly arrangement of objects
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  • This crystalline structure is an orderly arrangement of ions known as a crystal lattice.
  • Many common solids are crystalline, which means that their molecules are arranged in an orderly pattern that resembles a three-dimensional grid.
  • Quasicrystals are unusual metallic alloys whose atoms are arranged in orderly patterns that are not quite crystalline.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a person or group) well behaved: the crowd was quiet and orderly
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  • He was a very neat and orderly person and although he enjoyed romping about, he normally dressed impeccably.
  • Any neat and orderly person would consider it a disaster, but King Dordig was no such person.
  • Despite what the wad of gum always stuck between Dee's teeth might tell a person about her, Dee was one of the cleanest and mostly orderly people I've ever met.
Synonyms
well behaved, law-abiding, disciplined, peaceful, peaceable, non-violent, controlled, restrained, civilized, well mannered, polite, courteous, decorous
archaic ruly
2 [attributive] Military Charged with the conveyance or execution of orders: the orderly sergeant
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  • Michael quickly rose through the ranks as orderly sergeant, first lieutenant and captain.

noun (plural orderlies)

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1An attendant in a hospital responsible for the non-medical care of patients and the maintenance of order and cleanliness.
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  • The agreement covers staff working in various roles such as orderlies, patient care assistants, kitchen staff, catering attendants and gardeners.
  • The enlisted men had been trained in Philadelphia hospitals and served as orderlies in wards, ORs, laboratories, and x-ray departments.
  • In the middle of the procession, a hospital orderly pushed a wheelchair.
2A soldier who carries orders or performs minor tasks for an officer.
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  • They had served in the field as nurses and ambulance drivers and performed military support roles as cooks and orderlies, clerical workers, telephonists, and signallers.
  • On 7 November 1919 barrack orderlies were instructed to carry revolvers.
  • He established guards for his artillery trains and directed that a liaison orderly be sent from each battery to brigade headquarters.

Derivatives

orderliness

noun
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  • How can orderliness and organization be a method to achieve spirituality?
  • She loved Ty, but she never got his organization and orderliness.
  • Despite the theoretical orderliness of the hierarchy, extraordinarily complex and difficult relationships have evolved within many of the ministries.

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