tidy

ti|dy1 [ `taıdi ] adjective *
1. ) a tidy person always puts their things away in the correct place:
I wish I could be more tidy.
a ) MAINLY BRITISH tidy hair, clothes, etc. look good because they are arranged in a nice way: NEAT:
a man with a tidy mustache
b ) MAINLY BRITISH a tidy place looks nice because everything is in the correct place or arranged or organized properly: NEAT
2. ) only before noun INFORMAL a tidy amount of money is a large amount:
The sale of the company brought in a tidy sum.
╾ ti|di|ly adverb
╾ ti|di|ness noun uncount
tidy
ti|dy 2 [ `taıdi ] or ,tidy `up verb intransitive or transitive *
to make a place look better by putting things in the correct place:
I've got to tidy my bedroom.
,tidy `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive same as TIDY 2:
I must tidy up the house tonight.
2. ) transitive to make small changes to something in order to make it better
tidy yourself up
to make yourself look better by washing your face, brushing your hair, etc.
,tidy `up ,after phrasal verb transitive
tidy up after someone to make a room look tidy after someone else has made it messy

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Tidy — 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.] [1913 Webster] If weather be fair and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidy — may refer to: Neatness and tidiness HTML Tidy, a computer program for fixing HTML errors. Perl Tidy, a computer program for nicely reformatting Perl source code. Tidy (surname) Tidy, a text editor especially aimed at editing web content. Tidy… …   Wikipedia

  • Tidy-H — de son vrai nom Teddy Husher, est un rappeur et acteur né le 28 juin 1973 à Compton. Il est marié, a 6 enfants dont un de sa premiere femme Karen, c est un rappeur, acteur et producteur. Il a grandi sans avoir connu son père, et sans sa mère… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tidy — ► ADJECTIVE (tidier, tidiest) 1) arranged neatly and in order. 2) inclined to keep oneself and one s possessions neat and in order. 3) informal (of an amount) considerable. ► NOUN (pl. tidies) 1) (also …   English terms dictionary

  • Tidy — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tidy — [adj1] clean, neat apple pie order*, businesslike, chipper*, cleanly, in good shape, methodical, neat as a pin*, ordered, orderly, shipshape*, sleek, snug, spick and span*, spruce, systematic, to rights*, trim, uncluttered, well groomed, well… …   New thesaurus

  • tidy — [tī′dē] adj. tidier, tidiest [ME tidi, seasonable, honest, hence in good condition < tide: see TIDE1] 1. neat in personal appearance, ways, etc.; orderly 2. neat in arrangement; in order; trim 3. Informal a) fairly good; satisfactory …   English World dictionary

  • Tidy — Ti dy, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The wren; called also {tiddy}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] The tidy for her notes as delicate as they. Drayton. [1913 Webster] Note: This name is probably applied also to other small singing birds, as the goldcrest. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidy — Ti dy, v. i. To make things tidy. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] I have tidied and tidied over and over again. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidy — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A child s pinafore. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tidy — index compact (pithy), meticulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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