adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
Origin of tidy
Antonyms for tidy
Related Words for tidiedorderly, snug, sleek, well-kept, sizable, respectable, handsome, spruce, trim, ordered, uncluttered, large, good, fair, police, frame, groom, straighten, tauten, clean
Examples from the Web for tidied
Historical Examples of tidied
Leonard tidied up the sitting-room, and began to prepare their evening meal.Howards End
E. M. Forster
He had tidied for the evening, but had come back with a message for Miss Charlotte.The Carroll Girls
He had groomed his horse, and tidied his house, and bathed, and breakfasted.The Mermaid
Blanca kept it swept and free from dust, and Licinia tidied it only when she was so allowed."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
She has put on a clean blouse and tidied her hair so that he'll kiss her, and he does.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidya container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole
Word Origin for tidy
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.