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orderly

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adjective or·der·ly \-lē\

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 in a sentence

  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

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


ORDERLY Defined for English Language Learners

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orderly

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adjective or·der·ly \-lē\

Definition of orderly for English Language Learners

  • : arranged or organized in a logical or regular way

  • : peaceful or well-behaved


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orderly

noun or·der·ly

Definition of orderly for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ORDERLY Defined for Kids

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orderly

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adjective or·der·ly \ˈȯr-dər-lē\

Definition of orderly for Students

  1. 1 :  having a neat arrangement :  tidy <an orderly room>

  2. 2 :  obeying commands or rules :  well-behaved <an orderly meeting> <orderly children>


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orderly

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noun or·der·ly

Definition of orderly for Students

plural

orderlies

  1. 1 :  a soldier who works for an officer especially to carry messages

  2. 2 :  a person who does cleaning and general work in a hospital


Medical Dictionary

orderly

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noun or·der·ly \-lē\

Medical Definition of orderly

plural

orderlies

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



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