• WordNet 3.6
    • n tidiness the trait of being neat and orderly
    • n tidiness the habit of being tidy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tidiness The quality or state of being tidy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tidiness The quality of being tidy; neatness: as, the tidiness of dress, of a room, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tidiness state or quality of being tidy: neatness
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  • Mark Twain
    “Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.”


Tidy desk, tidy mind - A cluttered or disorganised environment will affect your clarity of thought. Organised surroundings and affairs will allow for clearer thought organisation.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. tidy, seasonable—tid, tide, time: Ger. zeitig.


In literature:

We are not very tidy or very comfortable, perhaps, but we all belong to each other, at least.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Here, also, Robin got himself washed and made tidy for the Fair, and had some meat and drink to restore him.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Page have made it all tidy for us, and put up lots of nice little curtains and things.
"In the High Valley" by Susan Coolidge
It was plainly time to go and tidy up for supper.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Get off to the house and make yourself tidy.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
She does the housekeeping, and sees we keep our clothes tidy, and change our wet stockings, and all that sort of thing.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
We'd best have a look at them lashings; I tell you, there is a tidy strain on them.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
The morning was devoted to a general tidying up, preparatory to settling down for our long voyage.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
No, that would really not do, this was just the day when their room had not been tidied.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
The house was so neat and tidy, that it looked as if it had just been spring-cleaned; the windows stood wide open, the moonlight streamed in.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt

In poetry:

He wanders through deserted rooms
And tidies up for hours;
Till darkness falls he folds away
Her things into the drawers;
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
And while she made the beds, I found
Her tidy, and took out the hairs;
And then I got the water-can
And tipped it headlong down the stairs.
"The Naughty Day" by Fay Inchfawn
WHEN you have tidied all things for the night,
And while your thoughts are fading to their sleep,
You'll pause a moment in the late firelight,
Too sorrowful to weep.
"Solitude" by Harold Monro
The Gypsies passed her little gate—
She stopped her wheel to see—
A brown-faced pair who walked the road,
Free as the wind is free;
And suddenly her tidy room
A prison seemed to be.
"The Dreamers " by Theodosia Garrison
Shoo isn't a gossip, shoo keeps to her hooam,
Shoo's a welcome for friends if they happen to come;
Shoo's tidy an cleean, let yo call when yo may,
Shoo's nivver upset or put aght ov her way.
"Happen Thine" by John Hartley
Young maids who are willing young wives to become,
Remember, the sweetest of places is home;
But remember, no husband 'ull find his home sweet,
If it ain't bright and cheerful, and tidy and neat.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling

In news:

Keep your nail station looking neat and tidy with the Nail Tidy organizer from PNI Worldwide.
But before breaking the huddle and telling her team to tidy up the field, Wallace made one other request.
The Columbus, Ohio, pawn shop where buyer Gary Chasin works probably could have made a tidy profit on the item a man found on the street and sold the store for $30.
The Columbus pawn shop where buyer Gary Chasin works probably could have made a tidy profit on the item a man found on the street and sold the store for $30.
It would be helpful if your grieving process were as tidy as it is in the movies.
The cleanliness of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's centerpiece, an 1830 slave pen salvaged from a Northern Kentucky farm, transcends "company's coming" tidiness.
I love this video because this little girl is trying so hard to keep everything neat and tidy.
How the secret to the popular game's success is that it takes advantage of the mind's basic pleasure in tidying up and uses it against us.
The village was much less tidy then than it is today.
WITH A TIDY, GREEN LAWN EXTENDING TO THE SIDEWALK AND pleasant looking floral drapes hanging inside the living room window, the single-family North Hollywood home looks ordinary enough.
A combination of additions and renovations, termites, hurricanes and flooding has made the floors sag in the tidy little building.
The green menu labels posted for all to read are a subtle way to reinforce Shake Shack 's eco-friendly philosophy, visible throughout the tidy, two-level, wood-and-brick interior.
'Your Sister 's Sister ' (mostly) works despite its too tidy conclusion.
The spoilers are designed to provide a clean, tidy look for the front frame of a bagger bike, according to the company.
See more photos from Yummy Kitchen's tidy dining room and kitchen in our slideshow.

In science:

Therefore, TIdY Aut Y is isomorphic to a vector subspace of XPro jY .
A Frame Bundle Generalization of Multisymplectic Momentum Mappings
In the case that Y is compact we shall show that TIdY Aut Y is all of the space XPro jY .
A Frame Bundle Generalization of Multisymplectic Momentum Mappings
Using these results, and tidying up the approximations used in, for example, Lemma 22, one can certainly reduce the number 160 drastically, and perhaps even to (3 + ǫ).
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Given that this paper is already rather heavy on notation, we shall continue to work with uniform integrability, which helps keep things comparatively tidy.
High level excursion set geometry for non-Gaussian infinitely divisible random fields
It seems plausible that some synthesis of the two approaches could allow us to extend these latter results to general graphs and hypergraphs in a tidy fashion.
Combinatorial theorems in sparse random sets