tidily


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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.tidily - in a tidy manner; "the door gave access to a tidily furnished sitting-room where chintz and oak predominated"
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Translations
بِتَرْتيب
upraveně
ordentligt
snyrtilega
urejeno
düzenle

tidily

[ˈtaɪdɪlɪ] ADV [arranged, piled, stacked] → ordenadamente; [dressed] → bien, perfectamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tidily

[ˈtaɪdɪli] advavec soin, soigneusement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tidily

advordentlich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tidily

[ˈtaɪdɪlɪ] advin modo ordinato
to arrange tidily → sistemare
to dress tidily → vestirsi per benino
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
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References in classic literature ?
He then shot Bill's best man much less tidily in the head, and then shot at and winged the third man as he fled.
Genestas came into a little yard, which was sufficiently clean and tidily kept, and saw before him a lad of fifteen, who looked as delicate as a woman.
There was no light there; but he could feel the disorder of that place where he used to live tidily. His armchair was upset.
On the table stood medicine bottles and decanters tidily arranged, and the linen needed was folded up there, and Kitty's broderie anglaise.
{15} he gave it to the good old woman, who folded it tidily up, and hung it for him over a peg by his bed side, after which she went out, pulled the door to by a silver catch, and drew the bolt home by means of the strap.
He dined with Captain Fitz Roy, and ate his dinner as tidily as formerly.
Here the cousins had been at work, and all the climbing roses that clothed the wall with beauty were gone, and some very neat fruit trees, tidily nailed up at proper intervals, reigned in their stead.
The only circumstance in connection with them that at all struck me was that the seal lay tidily in the tray with the pencils and the wax.
(as I am told) have already been put tidily in their proper places, by that exemplary person, Miss Clack.
"And such lovely weather, I'm so glad of that," added Beth, tidily sorting neck and hair ribbons in her best box, lent for the great occasion.
Armson scored his fifth goal in four games, finishing tidily after Lee Ndlovu's shot was blocked in the 64th minute.
Throw in a new love interest, some good friends, and a happy ending, and Virtually Yours tidily concludes as a sweet and enjoyable romantic comedy.