• WordNet 3.6
    • n cleanliness diligence in keeping clean
    • n cleanliness the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cleanliness klĕn"lĭ*nĕs State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress. "Cleanliness from head to heel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cleanliness The state or character of being cleanly; freedom from dirt, filth, or any foul matter; the disposition to keep clean, or the habit of keeping so.
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  • John Wesley
    “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.”
  • Steven J. Ross
    Steven J. Ross
    “Quality, service, cleanliness, and value.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cleanly


In literature:

Absolute cleanliness is essential, if the house is to be kept free from pests.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
It has also the piety of cleanliness.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Cleanliness in handling makes the milk keep longer.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Both cleanliness of the body and cleanliness of the mouth are exceedingly necessary in sickness.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
In choosing an occupation, cleanliness, pure air, sunlight, and freedom from corroding dust and poisonous gases are of the greatest importance.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Knowledge, disinfection, absolute cleanliness, education, and inspection are the essential steps.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Strict attention to cleanliness, however, is imperative.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Strict cleanliness of person and underwear should be observed.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The love of personal cleanliness is, probably, the root and beginning of much that is aesthetic among the lower animals.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
In respect of cleanliness, his hut differed from the huts of all other men of his tribe.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

All-endearing cleanliness,
Virtue next to godliness,
Easiest, cheapest, needfull'st duty,
To the body health and beauty,
Who that's human would refuse it,
When a little water does it?
"Cleanliness" by Charles Lamb

In news:

"Cleanliness is one key to avoiding cat urinary tract problems," says veterinarian Melissa Brookshire.
Sato's results, field's cleanliness impressing Rahal of late (LAT photo).
Surface cleanliness is ESSENTIAL to coating performance.
There's a great new bottle you might want to consider if you worry about cleanliness.
Griffin Wheel, Keokuk, IA, a manufacturer of railroad wheels, had been struggling with corrosion and cleanliness in its hot wheel-grinding application.
Check up on the kitchen cleanliness of any eatery in Tennessee here.
Cleanliness is next to craziness .
Among more than 180 other nations, the US ranks in the top 15 percent of government cleanliness, according to the 2011 Corruption Perception survey.
You can order a free kit to help you test the cleanliness of the water.
School may soon be in session for Prince George 's County businesses as proposed legislation would require them to receive and display their grade on health and cleanliness standards.
East Nor medians Sparkle with their cleanliness Locals cooperate.
The second is to directly inspect instruments for cleanliness.
"Security and cleanliness are absolute rules at Kellogg 's", said John Rafferty, Director of Marketing and technical support.
One of the more interesting news tidbits this week was the story about a Georgia faction of the Ku Klux Klan and its plight to become stewards of highway cleanliness.
Survey finds that restroom cleanliness leads to quick-service restaurant success.

In science:

Copper cleanliness studies have shown that the CuSO4 in the bath is the source of Th in the produced copper parts.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
As a further check on the cleanliness of the background estimate, when possible we select the background region to overlap partially with, or be adjacent to, 12CO and 13CO map areas that are free from molecular line emission.
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
We can show that the terms for m ≤ 1 2 n are now negligible, because the cleanliness probability pm is bounded below by the probability that a multigraph with m edges has excess 0.
The birth of the giant component
Here, note that the mass resolution adopted for the quark systems is significantly better than in the LHC case, due to the cleanliness of the e+e− environment and the expected performance of the LC detectors in jet momentum and angle reconstruction .
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
The vacuum integrity of the MBE growth chamber and the cleanliness and purity of the source materials and the GaAs substrate are therefore of paramount importance for the fabrication of state-of-the-art 2DESs.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields