- adj. 整齐的；相当大的
- vt. 整理；收拾；弄整齐
- vi. 整理；收拾
- n. 椅子的背罩
- n. (Tidy)人名；(英)泰迪
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来自 tide,时令，季节，-y,形容词后缀，对应 timely.即适时的，当令的。引申词义情况好的， 整洁的，整齐的。
- tidy:  Tidy originally meant ‘timely, seasonable’ (it was a derivative of tide, in the now superannuated sense ‘time, season’). It early on evolved metaphorically to ‘goodlooking’, and hence ‘good’, but the modern sense ‘neat’ did not emerge until the 18th century. Titivate  may have been based on tidy.
=> tide, titivate
- tidy (v.)
- "to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.
- tidy (adj.)
- mid-13c., "in good condition, healthy," probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent" (though this sense is not attested until mid-14c.), from tide (n.) in the sense of "season, time" + -y (2). Of persons, "of neat and orderly habits," from 1706. Similar formation in Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely," Old English tidlic "temporal," also "timely, seasonable."
- 1. I'll do your garden, I'll keep that tidy for you.
- 2. Except for the remarkably tidy kitchen, the place was a mess.
- 3. "Make the punishment fit the crime." How neat and tidy it sounded.
- 4. The large log basket can be used to tidy toys away.
- 5. How do you manage to keep the place so tidy?
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