tidy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tī'dē), [key]
— adj., v., n., pl. -di•er, -di•est, -died, -dy•ing, -dies.
  1. neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress: a tidy room; a tidy person.
  2. clearly organized and systematic: a tidy mind; a tidy way of working.
  3. tolerably good; acceptable: They worked out a tidy arrangement agreeable to all.
  4. fairly large; considerable: a tidy sum.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make tidy or neat (often fol. by up).
  1. any of various articles for keeping things tidy, as a box having small drawers and compartments.
  2. an antimacassar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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