Crossword clues for tidy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tidy \Ti"dy\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The wren; -- called also tiddy. [Prov. Eng.]
The tidy for her notes as delicate as they.
Note: This name is probably applied also to other small singing birds, as the goldcrest.
Tidy \Ti"dy\, a. [Compar. Tidier; superl. Tidiest.] [From Tide time, season; cf. D. tijdig timely, G. zeitig, Dan. & Sw. tidig.]
Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather. [Obs.]
If weather be fair and tidy.
Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper and becoming neatness, or habitually keeping things so; as, a tidy lass; their dress is tidy; the apartments are well furnished and tidy.
A tidy man, that tened [injured] me never.
Tidy \Ti"dy\, n.; pl. Tidies.
A cover, often of tatting, drawn work, or other ornamental work, for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, or the like.
A child's pinafore. [Prov. Eng.]
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.
Tidy \Ti"dy\, v. i. To make things tidy. [Colloq.]
I have tidied and tidied over and over again.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.
mid-13c., "in good condition, healthy," probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent" (though this sense is not attested until mid-14c.), from tide (n.) in the sense of "season, time" + -y (2). Of persons, "of neat and orderly habits," from 1706. Similar formation in Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely," Old English tidlic "temporal," also "timely, seasonable."
1 (context obsolete English) In good time; at the right time; timely; seasonable; opportune; favourable; fit; suitable. 2 (lb en obsolete) brave; smart; skillful; fine; good. 3 appropriate or suitable as regards occasion, circumstances, arrangement, or order. 4 Arranged neatly and in order. 5 Not messy; neat and controlled. 6 satisfactory; comfortable. 7 (context informal English) Generous, considerable. interj. (context Wales English) Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question. n. 1 A tabletop container for pens and stationery. 2 A cover, often of tatting, drawn work, or other ornamental work, for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, etc. 3 (context dated English) A child's pinafore. 4 The wren. v
To make tidy; to neaten.
adj. marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind" [ant: untidy]
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]
n. receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
Tidy may refer to:
- Neatness and tidiness
- HTML Tidy, a computer program for fixing HTML errors
- Perl Tidy, a computer program for nicely reformatting Perl source code
- Tidy (surname)
- Tidy, a text editor especially aimed at editing web content
Tidy is an album by Kinnie Starr, released in 1996 on Violet Inch Records.
Tidy as a surname derives from the Middle English word tidef, which designated a type of small bird.
People with the name include:
- Bill Tidy M.B.E. (1933), English cartoonist
Usage examples of "tidy".
In mid-April 1970, Paul told the Evening Standard: The album was finished a year ago, but a few months ago American record producer Phil Spector was called in by John Lennon to tidy up some of the tracks.
When the fyrd deposed him, his successor might decide to tidy up any atheling problems left around.
Raelene, how he had spotted her on the island, picked her up, their argument about whether he had stolen the raft, how she had tidied things up, adjusted his bobber -- He snapped back to the moment, spotting a familiar snag.
Shadows filled the distant corners, obscured the ceiling, and cloaked the tidy carrels and the latched cabinets set against the walls.
As they approached the narrow end of the lake, the dark woods of Doire Coill turned westward and gave way to large squares of farmed and grazed land, defined with tidy stone fences.
The girls led them up four steep, very long flights of creaking wooden stairs and guided them through a doorway into their own wonderful and resplendent tenement apartment, which burgeoned miraculously with an infinite and proliferating flow of supple young naked girls and contained the evil and debauched ugly old man who irritated Nately constantly with his caustic laughter and the clucking, proper old woman in the ash-gray woolen sweater who disapproved of everything immoral that occurred there and tried her best to tidy up.
Leather-bound books in tidy rows lined two of the walls, with windows, doors, portraits and fireplace leaving small surrounds of pale green emulsion on the others.
I know is she lives at the Hidy Tidy Trailer Park, in a rental, with twelve or fourteen of her closest friends and relations.
Loretta had told me that Esperanza lived at the Hidy Tidy Trailer Park.
Loretta, Emma, and I fired up the Hummer and headed for the Hidy Tidy.
I agreed, and on his way back to work, he dropped Esperanza off at the Hidy Tidy.
She followed the stalwart little woman upstairs once more and into a bedroom, as dusty as the first one had been but considerably tidier, only on a small table drawn up under a window there was a hotchpotch of papers, closely written notes, and open books.
Near that was a table saw, a radial-arm saw, and a jointer beside a tidy workbench.
How do we know that Sheila Hanratty actually went anywhere after her kerfuffle with Tidy Howard?
The day was sunny and warm, ideal for a tidy lapidation, and our mounts sneezed softly at the smell of the blood being rinsed off the road.