Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » O » Order Struthioniformes ... Oregon Grape

ORDERLY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does orderly mean? 

ORDERLY (noun)
  The noun ORDERLY has 2 senses:

1. a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
2. a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

  Familiarity information: ORDERLY used as a noun is rare.


ORDERLY (adjective)
  The adjective ORDERLY has 6 senses:

1. devoid of violence or disruption
2. according to custom or rule or natural law
3. not haphazard
4. marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
5. marked by or adhering to method or system
6. marked by system or regularity or discipline

  Familiarity information: ORDERLY used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORDERLY (noun)


Sense 1orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

the orderly laid out the general's uniform

Hypernyms ("orderly" is a kind of...):

attendant; attender; tender (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)

soldier (an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army)


Sense 2orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

hospital attendant; orderly

Hypernyms ("orderly" is a kind of...):

attendant; attender; tender (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)


ORDERLY (adjective)


Sense 1orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devoid of violence or disruption

Context example:

an orderly crowd confronted the president

Similar:

law-abiding; peaceful ((of groups) not violent or disorderly)

Antonym:

disorderly (undisciplined and unruly)


Sense 2orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

According to custom or rule or natural law

Synonyms:

rule-governed; lawful; orderly

Similar:

regular (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle)


Sense 3orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not haphazard

Synonyms:

systematic; orderly

Context example:

a series of orderly actions at regular hours

Similar:

nonrandom (not random)


Sense 4orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts

Synonyms:

coherent; logical; consistent; ordered; orderly

Context example:

a coherent argument

Similar:

seamless (perfectly consistent and coherent)

Also:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

logical (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning)


Sense 5orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by or adhering to method or system

Context examples:

a clean orderly man / an orderly mind / an orderly desk

Similar:

tidy (marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits)


Sense 6orderly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by system or regularity or discipline

Synonyms:

regulated; ordered; orderly

Context examples:

a quiet ordered house / an orderly universe / a well regulated life

Similar:

organized (methodical and efficient in arrangement or function)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Boys will be boys." (English proverb)

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me that we may be as one." (Native American proverb, Ute)

"The best friend is the one who does not joke around." (Arabic proverb)

"He who injures with the sword will be finished by the sword." (Corsican proverb)

 ORDERLY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1015 seconds