• clean and organized
      1. She keeps her desk tidy. [=neat]
        a tidy kitchen
        The house is neat and tidy. [=clean and organized]
  • keeping things clean and organized
      1. He has always been a tidy person.
  • fairly large
      1. She earns a tidy salary.
        They paid a tidy sum for the house.
  • Verb
  • to make (something) tidy
      1. I tidied the house before they arrived.
        We need to tidy up the house.
        I didn't have time to tidy up.
        I'm tired of always tidying up after you. [=cleaning up your messes]
  • to put (something) in its proper place in order to make a place tidy
      1. I tidied all the loose papers away before the guests arrived.
  • Noun
  • a container for storing small items
      1. a desk/sink/car tidy