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Definition of "tidy" []

  • Orderly and neat in appearance or procedure. See Synonyms at neat1. (adjective)
  • Informal Adequate; satisfactory: a tidy arrangement. (adjective)
  • Informal Substantial; considerable: a tidy sum. (adjective)
  • To put in order: tidied up the house. (verb-transitive)
  • To make things tidy: tidied up after dinner. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tidy" in a sentence
  • "So my computers should all be in tidy shape at the moment."
  • "Someone who likes having important projects sitting on your desk in tidy little stacks?"
  • "The flowers of Flower grow in tidy lines designed to be navigated on the course of level completion."