AskDefine | Define tidy

Dictionary Definition

tidy adj
1 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] n : receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials) v : put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!" [syn: tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away] [also: tidied, tidiest, tidier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Arranged neatly and in order.
    Keep Britain tidy.
  2. Not messy; neat and controlled.



arranged neatly

Derived terms

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  1. To make tidy.


  1. Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.

Usage notes

Often used by people from South Wales to end a sentence or as a reply to a question meaning "Great" or "Fine", for example "I'm going to the shops for ten fags" may get the reply "Tidy."

Extensive Definition

Tidy may refer to:
tidy in French: Tidy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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