Definitions for: Tidy

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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

2. A child's pinafore. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

Ti"dy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tidied; p. pr. & vb. n.
To put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to
tidy one's dress.

Ti"dy, v. i.
To make things tidy. [Colloq.]

I have tidied and tidied over and over again.

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

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