1. adjective /ˈɔːdəli/
a) Neat and tidy; possessing order.

He has always kept an orderly kitchen, nothing out of place for longer than it is in use.

b) Methodical or systematic.

We live in an orderly universe; rules govern both the movements of the planets and the binding of the molecules.

2. noun /ˈɔːdəli/
a) A hospital attendant given a variety of non-medical duties.
b) A soldier who carries out minor tasks for a superior officer.
3. adverb /ˈɔːdəli/
According to good order or practice; appropriately, in a well-behaved way.

And in the Tombe which is an arch made of mats, they lay them orderly.

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