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Definition of "orderly" []

  • Free from disorder; neat: an orderly room. (adjective)
  • Having a systematic arrangement: an orderly universe. (adjective)
  • Marked by or adhering to method or system: orderly in the upkeep of his rooms. (adjective)
  • Devoid of violence or disruption; peaceful: an orderly transition of governments. (adjective)
  • An attendant who does routine, nonmedical work in a hospital. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orderly" in a sentence
  • "But for the first time today, the White House says they're looking at what they call orderly bankruptcy as an option."
  • "But for the first time today, the White House said it is looking at what they call orderly bankruptcy as an option."
  • "I must mention that the word 'orderly' as understood by us in India means one who has to accompany a sovereign or Prince or other high person of rank on horseback."