neat /niːt/ ●●● S2 adjectiveadj 1 tidy 整洁的TIDY tidy and carefully arranged 整齐的；整洁的 His clothes were always neat and clean.
Everything in the house was neat and tidy.
She arranged the books in a nice neat pile.► see thesaurus at tidy
2 liking things tidy 爱整洁的TIDY someone who is neat likes to keep things tidy 〔人〕爱整洁的 I’ve always been quite neat.
3 good 好的 American EnglishAmE spokenGOOD/EXCELLENT very good, pleasant, or enjoyable 好的；令人愉快的 That’s a really neat idea.
I liked working for him – he was a neat guy.► see thesaurus at good
4 small 小的 something that is neat is small and attractive 小巧迷人的 her small, neat features
5 clever 聪明的INTELLIGENT formal a neat way of doing or saying something is simple but clever and effective 简洁的；睿智的；灵巧的 In the end we found a very neat solution to the problem.
a neat summary of the main issues
6 drinks 酒精饮料DFDDRINK especially British EnglishBrE a neat alcoholic drink has no ice or water or any other liquid added 〔酒〕纯的〔指不加冰、水或其他酒的〕 SYN straight I can’t drink brandy neat.
drinking neat whisky
—neatly adverbadv He wrote his name neatly at the bottom of the page.
The problem was neatly summed up by one of the teachers.
—neatness noun [uncountableU]