tidy


tidy
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 tidy-up) an act or spell of tidying. 2) a receptacle for holding small objects.
VERB (tidies, tidied) 1) (often tidy up) make tidy. 2) (tidy away) put away for the sake of tidiness.
DERIVATIVES tidily adverb tidiness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «timely, opportune»: from TIDE(Cf. ↑tidal).

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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

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  • 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 — 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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