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Meaning of TIDY

Pronunciation:  'tIdee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
  4. [adj]  (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
  5. [v]  put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
 

TIDY is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: clean up, clean-cut, considerable, goodish, goodly, hefty, kempt, neat, neaten, orderly, respectable, ruly, shipshape, sizable, sizeable, slicked up, square away, straight, straighten, straighten out, tidy up, trig, trim, uncluttered, unlittered, well-kept
 
 Antonyms: untidy
 
 See Also: clean, clean, clean house, fastidious, groomed, houseclean, make, make up, order, receptacle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ti"dy\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The wren; -- called also {tiddy}. [Prov. Eng.]
    
          The tidy for her notes as delicate as they. --Drayton.
    
    Note: This name is probably applied also to other small
          singing birds, as the goldcrest.
    
    
  2. \Ti"dy\, a. [Compar. {Tidier}; superl. {Tidiest}.] [From
    {Tide} time, season; cf. D. tijdig timely, G. zeitig, Dan. &
    Sw. tidig.]
    1. Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as,
       tidy weather. [Obs.]
    
             If weather be fair and tidy.          --Tusser.
    
    2. 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 tidy man, that tened [injured] me never. --Piers
                                                   Plowman.
    
    
  3. \Ti"dy\, n.; pl. {Tidies}.
    1. 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.
    
    2. A child's pinafore. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
    
    
  4. \Ti"dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tidied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tidying}.]
    To put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to
    tidy one's dress.
    
    
  5. \Ti"dy\, v. i.
    To make things tidy. [Colloq.]
    
          I have tidied and tidied over and over again.
                                                   --Dickens.
    
    
 

 

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