Orderly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrdərli|  American pronunciation of the word orderly
Brit.  |ˈɔːd(ə)li|  British pronunciation of the word orderly


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


- clean or organized (syn: neat)


She sorted the information into orderly categories.

Outside the theater, an orderly line of people waited to buy tickets.

Please exit the building in an orderly fashion.

An orderly came in haste to bring him news of the battle.

The tools were arranged in orderly rows.

She needs to organize her ideas in a more orderly way.

The elections were conducted in an orderly fashion.

They waited in a dignified and orderly manner outside the church.

the orderly laid out the general's uniform

We started the meeting in an orderly fashion.

We all lined up in orderly fashion.

When there is a fire, it is important that people file out of the building in an orderly way.

He was incapable of arranging his thoughts in orderly symmetrical pigeonholes.

Please leave the building in an orderly fashion.

This event disrupted the orderly process

Word forms

singular: orderly
plural: orderlies
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