Definitions for tidyˈtaɪ di

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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!"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Argentine pontiff:

    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.

  2. Henry Bromel:

    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.

  3. Dag Hammarskjld:

    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

  4. Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305.:

    ...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."

  5. Kathleen Vohs:

    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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