[awr-der-lee] /ˈɔr dər li/
arranged or disposed in a neat, tidy manner or in a regular sequence:
an orderly desk.
observant of or governed by system or method, as persons or the mind.
characterized by or observant of law, rule, or discipline; well-behaved; law-abiding:
an orderly assemblage of citizens.
pertaining to or charged with the communication or execution of .
according to established or rule.
noun, plural orderlies.
Military. an enlisted soldier assigned to perform various chores for a commanding officer or group of officers.
a hospital attendant having general, nonmedical duties.
in order, properly arranged, or tidy
obeying or appreciating method, system, and arrangement
harmonious or peaceful
(military) of or relating to orders: an orderly book
(rare) according to custom or rule
noun (pl) -lies
(med) a male hospital attendant
(military) a junior rank detailed to carry orders or perform minor tasks for a more senior officer
late 15c., “in due order,” from order + -ly (2).
“military attendant who carries orders,” 1781, short for orderly corporal, etc. Extended 1809 to an attendant at a hospital (originally a military hospital) charged with keeping things in order and clean. See orderly (adj.).
“arranged in order,” 1570s, from order (n.) + -ly (1).
orderly or·der·ly (ôr’dər-lē)
An attendant in a hospital.
noun 1. any of various formal arrangements by which the volume of certain imported commodities, as steel or textiles, is voluntarily reduced. Abbreviation: OMA.
noun 1. the administrative office of a small military unit. noun 1. (military) a room in the barracks of a battalion or company used for general administrative purposes
- Order of australia
noun 1. an order awarded to Australians for outstanding achievement or for service to Australia or to humanity at large; established in 1975
noun, plural orders of battle. 1. the organization or hierarchy of military forces in preparation for a battle. 2. the planned sequence in which military units arrive and are deployed on a battlefield, usually based on estimates of their combat effectiveness.