Orderly definition

ôrdər-lē
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In regular or proper order; methodically.
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An attendant who does routine, nonmedical work in a hospital.
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A soldier assigned to attend and perform various tasks for a superior officer.
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Systematically; regularly.
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Well-behaved; law-abiding; peaceful.
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An orderly is a man working as an attendant at a hospital or medical care center.

The man who helps patients at a nursing home is an example of an orderly.

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The definition of orderly is something that is tidy or organized in a system, or that follows the rules.

A filing system with all files in alphabetical order is an example of something orderly.

A crowd that is peacefully protesting is an example of something orderly.

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Devoid of violence or disruption; peaceful.

An orderly transition of governments.

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Free from disorder; neat or well-arranged.

An orderly room.

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Having a systematic arrangement.

A garden with orderly rows.

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Given to keeping things neat or well-arranged.

An orderly housekeeper.

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Adhering or conforming to a method or system.

An orderly researcher.

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Having to do with the recording and transmission of military orders, records, etc.

The orderly room.

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Neat or tidy in arrangement; in good order.
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Arranged in, conforming to, or exhibiting some regular order; systematic.
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(mil.) An enlisted person assigned to perform personal services for an officer or officers or to carry out a specific task.

Latrine orderly.

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A male hospital attendant.
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An attendant who does routine, nonmedical work in a hospital.
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Neat and tidy; possessing order.

He has always kept an orderly kitchen, with nothing out of place.

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We live in an orderly universe, where rules govern both the movements of planets and the binding of molecules.

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An orderly gathering of citizens stood on the corner awaiting the bus.

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Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders.
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A hospital attendant given a variety of non-medical duties.
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A soldier who carries out minor tasks for a superior officer.
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(now rare) According to good order or practice; appropriately, in a well-behaved way. [from 15th c.]
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1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 149.

And in the Tombe which is an arch made of mats, they lay them orderly.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
orderly
Plural:
orderlies

Origin of orderly

  • From order +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary