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Tidy \Ti"dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tidied; p. pr. & vb. n. Tidying.] To put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to tidy one's dress.


vb. (en-pasttidy)

  1. adj. marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind" [ant: untidy]

  2. (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard" [syn: kempt, trim]

  3. large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable]

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

  5. [also: tidied, tidiest, tidier]

  1. v. put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!" [syn: tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away]

  2. [also: tidied, tidiest, tidier]


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