(noun, adjective, verb, interjection)


1. marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

- a tidy person

- a tidy house

- a tidy mind

Similar word(s): clean, fastidious, trig, trim, neat, orderly, ruly, shipshape, straight, uncluttered, unlittered, groomed

2. (of hair) neat and tidy

Similar word(s): groomed, kempt

3. large in amount or extent or degree

- a tidy sum of money

Similar word(s): considerable, goodish, goodly, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable

Sentences with tidy as an adjective:

- Keep Britain tidy.

- The scheme made a tidy profit.


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


1. receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

Definition categories: man–made, receptacle

Sentences with tidy as a noun:

- a desk tidy


1. put (things or places) in order

- Tidy up your room!

Similar word(s): neaten, straighten

Definition categories: change, order