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IELTS BNC: 6376 COCA: 9867


1 tidy /ˈtaɪdi/ adjective
tidier; tidiest
1 tidy
tidier; tidiest
Learner's definition of TIDY
[also more tidy; most tidy]
: clean and organized : not messy干净整齐的;有序的
: keeping things clean and organized爱干净整齐的
informal, of an amount of money : fairly large高额的;可观的
2 tidy /ˈtaɪdi/ verb
tidies; tidied; tidying
2 tidy
tidies; tidied; tidying
Learner's definition of TIDY
: to make (something) tidy : to make (something) clean and organized使整洁
[+ object]
usually + up
[no object]
+ up

tidy away

[phrasal verb]
tidy (something) away or tidy away (something) British
: to put (something) in its proper place in order to make a place tidy收拾起来;整理好
3 tidy /ˈtaɪdi/ noun
plural tidies
3 tidy
plural tidies
Learner's definition of TIDY
[count] British
: a container for storing small items放小物件的容器
IELTS BNC: 6376 COCA: 9867


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ti·​dy ˈtī-dē How to pronounce tidy (audio)
tidier; tidiest
: neat and orderly in appearance or habits : well ordered and cared for
: methodical, precise
a tidy mind
: large, substantial
a tidy profit
: adequately satisfactory : acceptable, fair
a tidy solution to their problem
: properly filled out : plump
tidily adverb
tidiness noun


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tidied; tidying

transitive verb

: to put in order
tidy up a room

intransitive verb

: to make things tidy
tidying up after supper
tidier noun


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plural tidies
: a usually compartmentalized receptacle for various small objects
: a piece of fancywork used to protect the back, arms, or headrest of a chair or sofa from wear or soil

Example Sentences

Adjective He has always been a tidy person. She earns a tidy salary. They paid a tidy sum for the house. Verb I tidied the house before they arrived.
Recent Examples on the Web
Even then, Chloe avoids putting too tidy a bow on the mystery of who Chloe really was, why Chloe really called Becky and what really happened to Chloe. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 June 2022 The official federal investigation into JFK’s murder in 1964, known as the Warren Commission report, left itself open to endless criticism with too-tidy and heavy-handed conclusions that many felt went beyond what available evidence could support. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 Shearer and Teplin are proponents of trunk organizers to keep things tidy, but with a caveat. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 Your kitchen is probably one of your family’s favorite hang-out spots, so it’s also probably one of the harder places to keep tidy. Abigail Bailey, Good Housekeeping, 12 Aug. 2022 Consider hiring a lawn service and house cleaner to keep things tidy at home. Gloria Horsley, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 The spacious drawers under the floating vanity also help keep things tidy, a must in a tiny bathroom. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 25 July 2022 Smith missed nine of her 14 attempts from the field, all reminders that growth in young players isn’t tidy and linear. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Aug. 2022 Season 1 had a great arc with an original villain and conflict and an ending that felt very tidy and fitting. Erik Kain, Forbes, 6 July 2022
Hang up a few of the Jarlink Over-the-Door Organizers to tidy up your space without taking up a ton of room. Carly Kulzer, Peoplemag, 27 Aug. 2022 Get Organized with The Home Edit, learn how to tidy up their spaces in style. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 Cleaning from your pantry can be a more natural way to tidy up, and salt is one pantry staple not to overlook. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2022 Clearing out the cache on your mobile browser is a great way to tidy your system up. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 15 July 2022 Is there actually time after the clock stops for the contestants to tidy up their plates or re-plate before presenting to the judges? Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 20 June 2022 But each has some unfinished business to tidy up first, which is the focus of most of the movie. BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2022 Next, split the pony in two, rope braid the hair, tidy around base, and secure with strong pins or a hair elastic. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, 24 June 2022 Ostensibly a game for organization freaks, A Little to the Left asks players to tidy up by arranging books, game cartridges, spoons, lampshades, and more into nice, neat arrangements, all while a mischievous cat tries to mess things up again. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 18 June 2022
Thairo Estrada’s tidy 2022 season isn’t getting a lot of notice, but those who look at WAR, which provides a look at all-around value, would notice this: Estrada is leading all San Francisco Giants position players in that category. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Sep. 2022 Volunteer at trail tidy-ups and habitat restorations. Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022 In addition to its 400-hp twin-turbo V-6, manual gearbox, and tidy size, the Z is priced right. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 5 July 2022 The Trash Dry Sack for $30 ($10 off) is particularly handy for keeping your campsite tidy and your footprint minimal without using plastic bags. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 25 Aug. 2022 At face value, tidy sidewalks and businesses sound like a recipe for community improvement. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 July 2022 The K-Mini Plus comes in seven colors and even has cord storage that'll help keep your countertop tidy. Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2022 This botanical tote arrived as part of Hill House Home's biggest collection to date and has pockets on all four sides for keeping your beach, pool, or errand essentials tidy. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 June 2022 While vacuums for cars have come a long way in keeping interior upholstery tidy, the implementation of microfiber fabrics has been huge for car cleaning and detailing. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2022 See More

Word History



Middle English, timely, in good condition, from tide time

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4


1821, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tidy was in the 13th century
IELTS BNC: 6376 COCA: 9867


(especially BrE) VERBS | ADVERB | PHRASES VERBSbe, look, seem整齊;看上去整齊;好像整齊stay保持整齊Why does nothing ever stay tidy around here?為什麼這裏沒有一樣東西能保持整齊?get sth, make sth使⋯整齊keep sth保持⋯整齊I hope you're going to keep your room tidy.我希望你能保持房間整齊。ADVERBextremely, fairly, very, etc.極其/相當/非常整齊The living room is fairly tidy.起居室相當整齊。immaculately纖塵不染It was a neatly furnished and immaculately tidy room.這是一個陳設簡潔、乾淨整齊的房間。obsessively過度整齊PHRASESclean and tidy, neat and tidy (BrE, NAmE) 乾淨整齊;整潔
IELTS BNC: 6376 COCA: 9867
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0_0: Translations of tidy
  • # a.
    楚楚: spotlessly clean, dainty, delicate, neat, tidy
    整潔: tidy
    整齊: neat, tidy
  • # v.
    理: acknowledge, manage, put in order, run, tidy
    齊理: clear away, put in order, tidy
    收拾: tidy, mend, put in order, pack, repair, settle
    軼: arrange, beat, better, exceed, improve, tidy
  • # n.
    小桌布: tidy

0_0: Definitions of tidy
  • # adjective.
    - arranged neatly and in order.
    * his scrupulously tidy apartment
    - (of an amount, especially of money) considerable.
    * the book will bring in a tidy sum
  • # noun.
    - a receptacle for holding small objects or waste scraps.
    * a cable tidy
  • # verb.
    - bring order to (something); arrange neatly.
    * the boys have finally tidied their bedroom

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