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1orderly

adjective or·der·ly \-lē\

: arranged or organized in a logical or regular way

: peaceful or well-behaved

Full Definition of ORDERLY

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

First Known Use of ORDERLY

1570

2orderly

noun

: 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

plural orderlies

Full Definition of ORDERLY

1
:  a soldier assigned to perform various services (as carrying messages) for a superior officer
2
:  a hospital attendant who does routine or heavy work (as cleaning, carrying supplies, or moving patients)

First Known Use of ORDERLY

1781
ORDERLIES Defined for Kids

1orderly

adjective or·der·ly \ˈr-dər-lē\

Definition of ORDERLY for Kids

1
:  having a neat arrangement :  tidy <an orderly room>
2
:  obeying commands or rules :  well-behaved <an orderly meeting> <orderly children>

2orderly

noun
plural or·der·lies

Definition of ORDERLY for Kids

1
:  a soldier who works for an officer especially to carry messages
2
:  a person who does cleaning and general work in a hospital
Medical Dictionary

orderly

noun or·der·ly \-lē\
plural or·der·lies

Medical Definition of ORDERLY

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

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