from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Orderly and neat in appearance or procedure. See Synonyms at neat1.
- adj. Informal Adequate; satisfactory: a tidy arrangement.
- adj. Informal Substantial; considerable: a tidy sum.
- transitive v. To put in order: tidied up the house.
- intransitive v. To make things tidy: tidied up after dinner.
- n. A decorative protective covering for the arms or headrest of a chair.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Arranged neatly and in order.
- adj. Not messy; neat and controlled.
- adj. Generous, considerable.
- v. To make tidy; to neaten.
- interj. Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable.
- adj. Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper and becoming neatness, or habitually keeping things so.
- n. The wren; -- called also tiddy.
- n. 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.
- n. A child's pinafore.
- intransitive v. To make things tidy.
- transitive v. To put in proper order; to make neat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Seasonable; opportune; favorable; fit; suitable.
- Brave; smart; skilful; fine; good.
- Appropriate or suitable as regards order, arrangement, occasion, circumstances, or the like; becomingly or neatly arrayed or arranged; kept in good order; neat; trim: as, a tidy dress; a tidy and well-furnished apartment.
- Of neat and orderly habits; disposed to be neat and orderly: as, a tidy person.
- Moderately or fairly large, great, or important; considerable; respectable; pretty: as, a tidy sum of money.
- Satisfactory; comfortable; fairly good or well: as, How are you to-day? Tidy.
- n. A more or less ornamental covering for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, or the like, to keep them from becoming soiled.
- n. A pinafore or apron.
- To make neat; put in good order: often followed by up: as, to tidy or to tidy up a room.
- To arrange, dispose, or put things, as dress, furniture, etc., in good or proper order: often with up.
- n. A small singing bird, perhaps the wren.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. large in amount or extent or degree
- adj. marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
- n. receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
- adj. (of hair) neat and tidy
- v. put (things or places) in order
So my computers should all be in tidy shape at the moment.
Someone who likes having important projects sitting on your desk in tidy little stacks?
The flowers of Flower grow in tidy lines designed to be navigated on the course of level completion.
Her outer appearance matches her nicely, as she speaks with precision, in tidy, neatly clipped sentences punctuated with elegant gestures, and her contributions to conversation always seem organized and intelligent.
I have been completely convinced, with much help from this blog, that keeping the house clean and tidy is absolutely essential.
Because there are too many different kinds of readers to break out their books in tidy sections.
Clean and tidy is the best I can manage these days. johanson
Eleanor's first work was to set Jane to eating grapes; her next, to put the place in tidy order.
How tidy is that! 'were her continual exclamations;' How bright you have rubbed your saucepans!
Experienced organizers know that the process of organizing is seldom "tidy" -- it doesn't always happen in neat, predictable steps.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.