adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
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Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for tidy
He constructs, but plays at destruction; Friedman destroys but presents it as tidying up.
As I was tidying up the draft and compiling all my blocked plotlines for her, something unexpected happened.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly it struck her that Carrots had been busy "tidying" for Floss that morning."Carrots:"|Mrs. Molesworth
But he had rung the bell, and was tidying his papers into neat, superfluous bundles.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna
But while he was tidying up the litter in the room, after Valgrand had left him, the dresser shook his head.Fantmas|Pierre Souvestre
Then he busied himself about the room, tidying it and reducing its confusion to order.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
We couldn't do much in the way of dressing or tidying ourselves up, as we had nothing with us, not even a red bundle.Peterkin|Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for tidy
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidy a container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole