tidy ADJECTIVE (tidier, tidiest) 1) arranged neatly and in order. 2) inclined to keep oneself and one's possessions neat and in order. 3) informal (of an amount) considerable.
NOUN (pl. tidies) 1) (also tidy-up) an act or spell of tidying. 2) a receptacle for holding small objects.
VERB (tidies, tidied) 1) (often tidy up) make tidy. 2) (tidy away) put away for the sake of tidiness.
DERIVATIVES tidily adverb tidiness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «timely, opportune»: from TIDE(Cf. ↑tidal).

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