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orderly

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adjective or·der·ly \-lē\

Simple Definition of orderly

  • : arranged or organized in a logical or regular way

  • : peaceful or well-behaved

Full Definition of orderly

  1. 1 a (1) :  arranged or disposed in some order or pattern :  regular <orderly rows of houses> (2) :  marked by order :  tidy <keeps an orderly desk> b :  governed by law :  regulated <an orderly universe> c :  methodical <an orderly mind>

  2. 2 :  well behaved :  peaceful <an orderly crowd>

orderly adverb

Examples of orderly

  1. an orderly arrangement of pictures

  2. She sorted the information into orderly categories.

  3. Outside the theater, an orderly line of people waited to buy tickets.

  4. an orderly crowd of protesters

  5. Please exit the building in an orderly fashion.



1570

First Known Use of orderly

1570


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orderly

noun or·der·ly

Simple Definition of orderly

  • : a person who works in a hospital and does various jobs (such as moving patients or cleaning)

  • : a soldier who performs various services (such as carrying messages) for a superior officer

Full Definition of orderly

plural orderlies

  1. 1 :  a soldier assigned to perform various services (as carrying messages) for a superior officer

  2. 2 :  a hospital attendant who does routine or heavy work (as cleaning, carrying supplies, or moving patients)

1781

First Known Use of orderly

1781


Medical Dictionary

orderly

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noun or·der·ly \-lē\

Medical Definition of orderly

plural or·der·lies

  1. :  a hospital attendant who does routine or heavy work (as carrying supplies or moving patients)





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