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tidy

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adjective ti·dy \ˈtī-dē\

Simple Definition of tidy

  • : clean and organized : not messy

  • : keeping things clean and organized

  • of an amount of money : fairly large

Full Definition of tidy

ti·di·erti·di·est

  1. 1 :  properly filled out :  plump

  2. 2 :  adequately satisfactory :  acceptable, fair <a tidy solution to their problem>

  3. 3a :  neat and orderly in appearance or habits :  well ordered and cared forb :  methodical, precise <a tidy mind>

  4. 4 :  large, substantial <a tidy profit>

ti·di·ly play \ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb
ti·di·ness play \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


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tidy

verb ti·dy

Simple Definition of tidy

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

Full Definition of tidy

ti·diedti·dy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put in order <tidy up a room>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make things tidy <tidying up after supper>

ti·di·er noun

Examples of tidy

  1. I tidied the house before they arrived.



1821

First Known Use of tidy

1821


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tidy

noun ti·dy

Simple Definition of tidy

  • : a container for storing small items

Full Definition of tidy

plural tidies

  1. 1 :  a usually compartmentalized receptacle for various small objects

  2. 2 :  a piece of fancywork used to protect the back, arms, or headrest of a chair or sofa from wear or soil

Circa 1828

First Known Use of tidy

circa 1828




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