Neat vs. Peat

Neat vs. Peat — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Neat and Peat

Neatadjective

Orderly and clean; tidy

a neat office.a neat desk.

Peatnoun

Partly decomposed vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and sometimes burned as fuel or mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.

Neatadjective

Habitually tidy or well-organized

was lucky to have a neat roommate.

Peatnoun

Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed plants found in bog areas, often burned as fuel.

Neatadjective

Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit

a neat turn of phrase.

Peatnoun

(obsolete) A pet, a darling; a woman.

Neatadjective

Not diluted or mixed with other substances

neat whiskey.

Peatnoun

partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried

Neatadjective

Left after all deductions; net

neat profit.

Neatadjective

(Slang) Wonderful; terrific

That was a neat party.

Neatnoun

A cow or other domestic bovine animal.

Neatnoun

(archaic) A bull or cow.

Neatnoun

(archaic) Cattle collectively.

Neatnoun

(informal) An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that solutions should be elegant, clear and provably correct. Compare scruffy.

Neatadjective

Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities.

My room is neat because I tidied it this morning.She has very neat hair.

Neatadjective

Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below.

I like my whisky neat.

Neatadjective

(chemistry) Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent.

The Arbuzov reaction is performed by adding the bromide to the phosphite, neat.The molecular beam was neat acetylene.

Neatadjective

(archaic) With all deductions or allowances made; net.

Neatadjective

Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful.

The front room was neat and carefully arranged for the guests.

Neatadjective

Well-executed or delivered; clever, skillful, precise.

Having the two protagonists meet in the last act was a particularly neat touch.

Neatadjective

Good, excellent, desirable.

Hey, neat convertible, man.

Neatadjective

clean or orderly;

her neat dressa neat room

Neatadjective

showing care in execution;

neat homeworkneat handwriting

Neatadjective

free from what is tawdry or unbecoming;

a neat stylea neat set of rulesshe hated to have her neat plans upset

Neatadjective

free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed;

he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheeka clean throwthe neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

Neatadjective

very good;

he did a bully joba neat sports carhad a great time at the partyyou look simply smashing

Neatadjective

without water;

took his whiskey neat