orderly orderly  /ˈɔr dər li/


  1. (n) a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
  2. (n) a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
  3. (adj) devoid of violence or disruption
  4. (adj) clean or organized



  1. Work didn't necessarily mean loud, dirty factories, but it still involved sitting in orderly rows, doing orderly work for a finicky boss.
  2. Armistead began his work posing as an escaped slave, entering Arnold's camp as an orderly and guide, then sent what he learned back to Lafayette.
  3. The Iraqis driving them in many cases were members of Saddam's Republican Guard who at least initially were conducting an orderly fighting retreat.


  1. Weather throws off Webb Simpson’s rhythm at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. -- Webb Simpson likes things orderly, but his rhythm has been knocked askew as he prepares to defend his U.S. Open championship this week at Merion Golf Club. Heavy, day-long rain in the Philadelphia area Monday prevented Simpson from getting in a practice round. And it wasn’t as easy as simply picking up and getting in another round Tuesday. His carefully crafted U.S. Open schedule ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  2. Pedestrian bridge put in virtually overnight to move people around at U.S. Open

    HAVERFORD - When the United States Golf Association awarded the 2013 U.S. Open to Merion Golf Club seven years ago, it knew there would be a number of logistical challenges. One of those was finding a way to get fans to and from the course in an orderly fashion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Main Line Times

  3. Gazette.Net: Sandy Spring group home faces closure

    Upstairs, in an orderly Sandy Spring home, a bedroom doorway reveals two twin beds covered with comforters in cartoonish bulldozer and truck prints. In the next room, a dozen pairs of neon Adidas sneakers poke out from underneath another neatly made bed.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Gazette.net


  1. There is an "orderly way to do bankruptcies that provides for more of a soft landing," Perino said. "That would be one of the options. I'm not saying that is necessarily what would be announced."
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Reuters India

  2. "I think it's time to begin an orderly process of withdrawing our troops, start rebuilding our military and focusing on the challenges posed by Afghanistan," Clinton said at the Armed Services morning hearing.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Newsday

  3. "I commend the action taken by Chairman Bair and the FDIC today to facilitate the sale of Wachovia Bank to Citigroup in an orderly fashion to mitigate potential market disruptions," said Paulson. "The FDIC's actions help to mitigate potential...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: CEP News

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