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.
Ti·dy, v. i. To make things tidy. [Colloq.]
I have tidied and tidied over and over again. --Dickens.
Ti·dy n. Zool. The wren; -- called also tiddy. [Prov. Eng.]
The tidy for her notes as delicate as they. --Drayton.
Note: ☞ This name is probably applied also to other small singing birds, as the goldcrest.
Ti·dy, a. [Compar. Tidier superl. Tidiest.]
1. Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather. [Obs.]
If weather be fair and tidy. --Tusser.
2. 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. --Piers Plowman.
Ti·dy, n.; pl. Tidies
1. 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.
2. A child's pinafore. [Prov. Eng.]
adj 1: marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or
habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
2: (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard" [syn: kempt,
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,
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]