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TIDY (tidied, tidier, tidiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tidy mean? 

TIDY (noun)
  The noun TIDY has 1 sense:

1. receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

  Familiarity information: TIDY used as a noun is very rare.


TIDY (adjective)
  The adjective TIDY has 3 senses:

1. marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
2. (of hair) neat and tidy
3. large in amount or extent or degree

  Familiarity information: TIDY used as an adjective is uncommon.


TIDY (verb)
  The verb TIDY has 1 sense:

1. put (things or places) in order

  Familiarity information: TIDY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIDY (noun)


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Meaning:

Receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tidy" is a kind of...):

receptacle (a container that is used to put or keep things in)


TIDY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

Context examples:

a tidy person / a tidy house / a tidy mind

Similar:

uncluttered; unlittered (having nothing extraneous)

straight (neatly arranged; not disorderly)

slicked up (having been made especially tidy)

shipshape; trim; well-kept (of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder)

ruly (neat and tidy)

orderly (marked by or adhering to method or system)

neat (showing care in execution)

neat (clean or orderly)

clean-cut; trig; trim (neat and smart in appearance)

Also:

fastidious (giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness)

clean (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits)

groomed (neat and smart in appearance; well cared for)

Antonym:

untidy (not neat and tidy)


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Meaning:

(of hair) neat and tidy

Synonyms:

kempt; tidy

Context example:

a nicely kempt beard

Similar:

groomed (neat and smart in appearance; well cared for)


Sense 3tidy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Large in amount or extent or degree

Synonyms:

goodly; goodish; sizable; sizeable; hefty; respectable; tidy

Context examples:

it cost a considerable amount / a goodly amount / received a hefty bonus / a respectable sum / a tidy sum of money / a sizable fortune

Similar:

considerable (large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree)


TIDY (verb)


Sense 1tidy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put (things or places) in order

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

clean up; neaten; square away; tidy; tidy up; straighten; straighten out

Context example:

Tidy up your room!

Hypernyms (to "tidy" is one way to...):

order (bring order to or into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tidy"):

make; make up (put in order or neaten)

clean; clean house; houseclean (clean and tidy up the house)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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