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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

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

orderly

noun or·der·ly \-lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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