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ti·dy

 (tī′dē)
adj. ti·di·er, ti·di·est
1.
a. Orderly and clean in appearance: keeps the apartment tidy.
b. Given to keeping things clean and in order: a tidy housekeeper.
2. Informal Adequate; satisfactory: a tidy arrangement.
3. Informal Substantial; considerable: a tidy sum.
v. ti·died, ti·dy·ing, ti·dies
v.tr.
To clean or put in order: tidied up the house.
v.intr.
To make things clean or orderly: tidied up after dinner.
n. pl. ti·dies
A decorative protective covering for the arms or headrest of a chair.

[Middle English tidi, in season, healthy, from tide, time; see tide1.]

ti′di·ly adv.
ti′di·ness n.
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tidy

(ˈtaɪdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. characterized by or indicating neatness and order
2. informal considerable: a tidy sum of money.
3. bang tidy slang of exceptionally good quality
vb, -dies, -dying or -died
(when: intr, usually foll by up) to put (things) in order; neaten
n, pl -dies
4.
a. a small container in which odds and ends are kept
b. sink tidy a container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole
5. (Furniture) chiefly US and Canadian an ornamental protective covering for the back or arms of a chair
[C13 (in the sense: timely, seasonable, excellent): from tide1 + -y1; related to Dutch tijdig timely]
ˈtidily adv
ˈtidiness n
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ti•dy

(ˈtaɪ di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est, adj.
1. neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress.
2. clearly organized and systematic.
3. tolerably good; acceptable: They worked out a tidy arrangement.
4. fairly large; considerable: a tidy sum.
v.t., v.i.
5. to make tidy (often fol. by up).
n.
6. a place for keeping miscellaneous articles, as a box with small drawers and compartments.
[1200–50; Middle English tidi, tidy timely, seasonable, good. See tide1, -y1]
ti′di•ly, adv.
ti′di•ness, n.
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tidy

- Comes from tide, which in Old English meant "time period"; its original meaning was "timely, opportune."
See also related terms for tide.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

tidy


Past participle: tidied
Gerund: tidying

Imperative
tidy
tidy
Present
I tidy
you tidy
he/she/it tidies
we tidy
you tidy
they tidy
Preterite
I tidied
you tidied
he/she/it tidied
we tidied
you tidied
they tidied
Present Continuous
I am tidying
you are tidying
he/she/it is tidying
we are tidying
you are tidying
they are tidying
Present Perfect
I have tidied
you have tidied
he/she/it has tidied
we have tidied
you have tidied
they have tidied
Past Continuous
I was tidying
you were tidying
he/she/it was tidying
we were tidying
you were tidying
they were tidying
Past Perfect
I had tidied
you had tidied
he/she/it had tidied
we had tidied
you had tidied
they had tidied
Future
I will tidy
you will tidy
he/she/it will tidy
we will tidy
you will tidy
they will tidy
Future Perfect
I will have tidied
you will have tidied
he/she/it will have tidied
we will have tidied
you will have tidied
they will have tidied
Future Continuous
I will be tidying
you will be tidying
he/she/it will be tidying
we will be tidying
you will be tidying
they will be tidying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tidying
you have been tidying
he/she/it has been tidying
we have been tidying
you have been tidying
they have been tidying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tidying
you will have been tidying
he/she/it will have been tidying
we will have been tidying
you will have been tidying
they will have been tidying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tidying
you had been tidying
he/she/it had been tidying
we had been tidying
you had been tidying
they had been tidying
Conditional
I would tidy
you would tidy
he/she/it would tidy
we would tidy
you would tidy
they would tidy
Past Conditional
I would have tidied
you would have tidied
he/she/it would have tidied
we would have tidied
you would have tidied
they would have tidied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tidy - receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)tidy - receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
Verb1.tidy - put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
make up, make - put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
clean house, houseclean, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
Adj.1.tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
2.tidy - (of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
3.tidy - 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"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
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tidy

adjective
2. organized, neat, fastidious, methodical, smart, efficient, spruce, businesslike, well-groomed, well turned out She wasn't a tidy person.
3. (Informal) considerable, large, substantial, good, goodly, fair, healthy, generous, handsome, respectable, ample, largish, sizable or sizeable The opportunities are there to make a tidy profit.
considerable little, small, tiny, insignificant, inconsiderable
verb
1. neaten, straighten, put in order, order, clean, groom, spruce up, put to rights, put in trim She made her bed and tidied her room.
neaten disorder, mess up, dirty, mess, dishevel
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tidy

adjective
1. In good order or clean condition:
Chiefly British: tight.
2. Informal. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK.
3. Informal. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope:
verb
1. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.Also used with up:
clean (up), clear (up), neaten (up), police, spruce (up), straighten (up).
2. To make neat and trim; make presentable.Also used with up:
clean (up), freshen (up), groom, neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), trig (out), trim.
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Translations
كَبير إلى حَدٍّ مامُرَتَّبمُرَتَّب، مُنَظَّميُرَتِّبيُرَتِّبُ
uklizenýupravenýpokliditpořádnýuklidit
ryddeliggøre ordenordentligpænrydde op i
siistisiivota
spremitiuredan
takaríttekintélyes
laga tilòokkalegursnyrtilegur
きちんとした片付ける
단정한정돈하다
kārtīgskārtotpamatīgssakārtottīrīt
uprataný
natančenpočistitiureditiurejen
städastädad
จัดให้เป็นระเบียบที่เป็นระเบียบ
derleyip toparlamakderli topludüzenlihatırı sayılır miktardaoldukça büyük
dọn dẹpngăn nắp

tidy

[ˈtaɪdɪ]
A. ADJ (tidier (compar) (tidiest (superl)))
1. (= neat, orderly)
1.1. (in appearance) [house, room] → ordenado, arreglado; [garden] → cuidado; [cupboard, desk, pile] → ordenado; [appearance] → aseado, pulcro; [hair] → arreglado; [schoolwork] → limpio
he likes to keep the house tidyle gusta tener la casa ordenada or arreglada
to look tidy [person] → tener un aspecto aseado or pulcro; [room] → tener un aspecto ordenado
1.2. (in character) [person, child] → ordenado
she's not very tidyno es muy ordenada
I'm an obsessively tidy personsoy un obseso del orden
2. (= sizeable) [sum] → bonito; [income, profit] → bueno
he'll make a tidy sum out of itsacará de ello un buen dinero or una bonita cantidad
B. VT (also tidy up) [+ room, house] → ordenar, arreglar; [+ drawer, cupboard, desk] → ordenar
C. N
1. (= container for desk, kitchen, etc) recipiente para poner utensilios de escritorio, cubiertos etc
2. (= act) I gave the lounge a quick tidy (up)arreglé un poco el salón
tidy away VT + ADV (Brit) [+ toys, books, papers] → guardar, poner en su sitio
to tidy the dishes awayguardar los platos, poner los platos en su sitio
tidy out VT + ADVlimpiar, ordenar
tidy up
A. VI + ADVordenar
B. VT + ADV
1. = tidy B
2. to tidy o.s. uparreglarse
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tidy

[ˈtaɪdi]
adj
[room] → bien rangé(e); [dress, work, appearance] → soigné(e)
Your room's very tidy → Ta chambre est très bien rangée.
He always looks neat and tidy → Il a toujours une bonne présentation., Il présente toujours bien.
[person, personality] (in habits)ordonné(e)
She's very tidy → Elle est très ordonnée.
She's obsessively tidy
BUT C'est une maniaque de l'ordre.
[mind] → ordonné(e)
(= large) [sum, amount, profit] → rondelet(te)
vtranger
Go and tidy your room → Va ranger ta chambre.
viranger
tidy up
viranger
Don't forget to tidy up afterwards → N'oubliez pas de ranger après.
vtranger
to tidy o.s. up → s'arranger
tidy away
vtranger
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tidy

adj (+er)
(= orderly)ordentlich; appearancegepflegt, ordentlich; roomaufgeräumt; deskordentlich; handwriting, schoolworksauber; to look tidy (person) → ordentlich or gepflegt aussehen; (room) → ordentlich aussehen; she has very tidy habitssie ist ein sehr ordentlicher or ordnungsliebender Mensch; to teach somebody tidy habitsjdn zur Ordnung erziehen; to keep something tidyetw in Ordnung halten; to get a room tidyein Zimmer aufräumen; she’s very tidy in her dresssie ist immer sehr ordentlich gekleidet; to make oneself tidysich zurechtmachen; to have a tidy mindklar or logisch denken
(inf: = considerable) → ordentlich (inf), → ganz schön (inf); a tidy sumeine ordentliche Stange Geld (inf)
vt hairin Ordnung bringen; room alsoaufräumen; (also tidy up) drawer, deskaufräumen
nBehälter m

tidy

:
tidy-out
nEntrümpelung f; the cupboards could do with a tidydie Schränke müssten mal entrümpelt or ausgemistet (inf)werden
tidy-up
nAufräumen nt; this room needs a tidydieses Zimmer muss aufgeräumt werden; go and give yourself a tidymach dich ein bisschen zurecht
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tidy

[ˈtaɪdɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → ordinato/a, in ordine; (hair, dress) → in ordine, curato/a, a posto; (room) → lindo/a; (work) → accurato/a; (drawing) → pulito/a; (person, in appearance) → curato/a; (in character) → ordinato/a; (mind) → organizzato/a
a tidy sum (fam) → una bella sommetta
2. vt (also tidy up) (room, toys) → mettere in ordine, riordinare; (one's hair) → ravviarsi
tidy away vt + advmettere via
tidy out vt + advmettere in ordine
tidy up
1. vi + advfare ordine
2. vt + adv = tidy 2
to tidy o.s. up → rassettarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tidy

(ˈtaidi) adjective
1. (negative untidy) in good order; neat. a tidy room/person; Her hair never looks tidy.
2. fairly big. a tidy sum of money.
verb
(sometimes with up, ~away etc) to put in good order; to make neat. He tidied (away) his papers; She was tidying the room (up) when her mother arrived.
ˈtidily adverb
ˈtidiness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tidy

مُرَتَّب, يُرَتِّبُ poklidit, uklizený rydde op i, ryddelig aufräumen, ordentlich νοικοκυρεμένος, σιγυρίζω ordenado, ordenar siisti, siivota rangé, ranger spremiti, uredan ordinare, ordinato きちんとした, 片付ける 단정한, 정돈하다 netjes, opruimen rydde, ryddig schludny, uporządkować arrumado, arrumar аккуратный, убирать städa, städad จัดให้เป็นระเบียบ, ที่เป็นระเบียบ derli toplu, toplamak dọn dẹp, ngăn nắp 整理, 整齐的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

tidy

a. aseado-a, pulcro-a; limpio-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
The Aged Man was about to speak further, but the meeting informally adjourned in order to sweep the floor of the temple - for the men of Gakwak are the tidiest housewives in all that province.
It was fair to presume that being a harpooneer, his linen or woollen, as the case might be, would not be of the tidiest, certainly none of the finest.
Jos Buttler has been doing the job in the limited-overs series but has not been at his tidiest and while Rory Burns and Ollie Pope have kept at county level both are international rookies and England would prefer not to ask either to shoulder the burden.
LISTOWEL in Co Kerry was yesterday crowned Ireland's Tidiest Town.
I'm not the tidiest person in the world, while she's the kind of person that likes everything in its place.
My secret dressing table "This is my sanctuary, I can close the doors on it as I'm not the tidiest. It's nice to have this private space."
This juxtaposition of high adventure and the mundane chores of exploration is a recurrent theme: Fridtjof Nansen, for example, recounting the first crossing of Greenland but mentioning that 'our cooking was not always of the tidiest character.'
Perhaps the tidiest player on the pitch, he does the simple things well and displays real quality on and off the ball.
Jack Concannon (Blagdon Park) turned in the tidiest spell of the innings, picking up two wickets for 36 runs in his eight overs as the NYSD made 307-3.
And in this opener that meant Moira Stuart, Jon Richardson, Danny Dyer and Joe Lycett - with the quietly hilarious Stuart, asked why she believed Richardson had won a tidiest tent award as a kid despite wetting his sleeping bag, saying: "He looks like a bed wetter."
I'm not the world's tidiest person IRL--it's just that the clutter I do accumulate disgusts me.
It wasn't the tidiest of performances but we did enough to get the win.