1. (n. sing. & pl.) Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat's tongue; a neat's foot.

2. (n.) of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle.

3. (a.) Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy.

4. (a.) Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.

5. (a.) Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy.

6. (a.) Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.

7. (a.) With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]

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