Tidy definition

tīdē
To make (things) tidy.
verb
9
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Neat in personal appearance, ways, etc.; orderly.
adjective
6
1
Neat in arrangement; in order; trim.
adjective
5
2
To make things clean or orderly.

Tidied up after dinner.

verb
4
1
The definition of tidy is someone or something that is neat and well put together.

An example of someone who would be described as tidy is a clean and well-dressed person.

adjective
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Orderly and clean in appearance.

Keeps the apartment tidy.

adjective
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Given to keeping things clean and in order.

A tidy housekeeper.

adjective
1
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(informal) Substantial; considerable.

A tidy sum.

adjective
0
0
Fairly good; satisfactory.
adjective
0
0
Rather large; considerable.

A tidy sum of money.

adjective
0
0
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A surname​.
pronoun
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To clean or put in order.

Tidied up the house.

verb
0
1
A decorative protective covering for the arms or headrest of a chair.
noun
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1
noun
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1
A small container for odds and ends.
noun
0
1
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(informal) Adequate; satisfactory.

A tidy arrangement.

adjective
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
tidy
Comparative:
tidier
Superlative:
tidiest

Origin of tidy

  • Middle English tidi in season, healthy from tide time tide1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition