Definitions for tidyˈtaɪ di
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word tidy
receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
"a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
(of hair) neat and tidy
"a nicely kempt beard"
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"
tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)
put (things or places) in order
"Tidy up your room!"
To make tidy; to neaten.
Arranged neatly and in order.
Keep Britain tidy.
Not messy; neat and controlled.
The scheme made a tidy profit.
Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.
the wren; -- called also tiddy
being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather
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
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
a child's pinafore
to put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to tidy one's dress
to make things tidy
Tidy is an album by Kinnie Starr, released in 1996 on Violet Inch Records.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tidy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4473
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They wrote a speech for me to give you. But speeches are boring, make a mess, but then also help to tidy it up. A mess which gives us a free heart, a mess which gives us solidarity, a mess which gives us hope.
We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for
...to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; in their desire for a fresh start in a tidy habitat, germ-free and secured by angels, religious multitudes are gambling the only life they may ever have on a dark horse in a race that has no finish line."
People find rule-following to be comforting because they know exactly what to do, and not a lot of decisions have to be made, if people are perhaps stressed out or somewhat exhausted from their normal everyday lives, looking at a hyper-tidy environment, a hyper-organized environment could give that sense of calm or release because it sort of suggests that all you have to do is follow the rules, and everything will be okay.
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- endreçatCatalan, Valencian
- tacluso, taclusWelsh
- sauber, ordentlichGerman
- مرتب کردن, پاکیزهPersian
- cunbhalachScottish Gaelic
- پاک و تهمیزKurdish
- net, proper, reinDutch
- arrumado, limpo, ordenadoPortuguese
- опря́тный, приводить в порядок, убирать, аккура́тный, чи́стый, наводить чистотуRussian
- זויבער, ציכטיקYiddish
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