tidy


1ti·dy

adjective \ˈtī-dē\

: clean and organized : not messy

: keeping things clean and organized

of an amount of money : fairly large

ti·di·erti·di·est

Full Definition of TIDY

1
:  properly filled out :  plump
2
:  adequately satisfactory :  acceptable, fair <a tidy solution to their problem>
3
a :  neat and orderly in appearance or habits :  well ordered and cared for
b :  methodical, precise <a tidy mind>
4
:  large, substantial <a tidy profit>
ti·di·ly \ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb
ti·di·ness \ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TIDY

  1. He has always been a tidy person.
  2. She earns a tidy salary.
  3. They paid a tidy sum for the house.

Origin of TIDY

Middle English, timely, in good condition, from tide time
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with TIDY

2tidy

verb

: to make (something) tidy : to make (something) clean and organized

ti·diedti·dy·ing

Full Definition of TIDY

transitive verb
:  to put in order <tidy up a room>
intransitive verb
:  to make things tidy <tidying up after supper>
ti·di·er noun

Examples of TIDY

  1. I tidied the house before they arrived.

First Known Use of TIDY

1821

3tidy

noun

: a container for storing small items

plural tidies

Full Definition of TIDY

1
:  a usually compartmentalized receptacle for various small objects
2
:  a piece of fancywork used to protect the back, arms, or headrest of a chair or sofa from wear or soil

First Known Use of TIDY

circa 1828

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