1. peaceful; well-behaved.
- an orderly crowd confronted the president
2. clean or organized; tidy.
Sentences with orderly as an adjective:
- He has always kept an orderly kitchen, with nothing out of place.
- We live in an orderly universe, where rules govern both the movements of planets and the binding of molecules.
- An orderly gathering of citizens stood on the corner awaiting the bus.
1. (now rare) According to good order or practice; appropriately, in a well-behaved way. [from 15th c.]
2. (obsolete) In order; in a particular order or succession; with a suitable arrangement. [15th-19th c.]
1. a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
- the orderly laid out the general's uniform
2. a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients