Definitions for tidyˈtaɪ di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ti•dyˈtaɪ di(adj.)-di•er, -di•est

  1. (adj.)neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress.

  2. clearly organized and systematic.

  3. tolerably good; acceptable:

    They worked out a tidy arrangement.

  4. fairly large; considerable:

    a tidy sum.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (v.i.)to make tidy (often fol. by up).

  6. (n.)a place for keeping miscellaneous articles, as a box with small drawers and compartments.

  7. Ref: antimacassar.

Origin of tidy:

1200–50; ME tidi, tidy timely, seasonable, good. See tide1, -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tidy(adj)

    receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

  2. tidy(adj)

    marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

    "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"

  3. kempt, tidy(adj)

    (of hair) neat and tidy

    "a nicely kempt beard"

  4. goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy(verb)

    large in amount or extent or degree

    "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"

  5. tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tidy(adjective)ˈtaɪ di

    very neat and clean

    I try to keep things tidy.; a tidy person; a tidily dressed man

  2. tidy(verb)ˈtaɪ di

    to make a place neat and clean

    The children are responsible for tidying their own rooms.


  1. tidy(Verb)

    To make tidy; to neaten.

  2. tidy(Adjective)

    Arranged neatly and in order.

    Keep Britain tidy.

  3. tidy(Adjective)

    Not messy; neat and controlled.

  4. tidy(Adjective)

    Generous, considerable.

    The scheme made a tidy profit.

  5. tidy(Interjection)

    Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tidy(noun)

    the wren; -- called also tiddy

  2. Tidy

    being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather

  3. Tidy

    arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper and becoming neatness, or habitually keeping things so; as, a tidy lass; their dress is tidy; the apartments are well furnished and tidy

  4. Tidy(noun)

    a cover, often of tatting, drawn work, or other ornamental work, for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, or the like

  5. Tidy(noun)

    a child's pinafore

  6. Tidy(verb)

    to put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to tidy one's dress

  7. Tidy(verb)

    to make things tidy


  1. Tidy

    Tidy is an album by Kinnie Starr, released in 1996 on Violet Inch Records.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tidy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4473

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