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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun tidy sum:
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Definition of the noun tidy sum
What does tidy sum mean as a name of something?
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonyms of tidy sum: batch / deal / flock / good deal / great deal / hatful / heap / lot / mass / mess / mickle / mint / mountain / muckle / passel / peck / pile / plenty / pot / quite a little / raft / sight / slew / spate / stack / wad
- more generic terms: large indefinite amount / large indefinite quantity = an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
- more specific words:
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tidy Sum
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tidings noun plural news tidy adjective 1 in good order, neat 2 informal fairly big: a tidy sum of money □ verb to make neat □ tidily adverb | tidy verb ▻ tidies, tidying, iidied 5 (adjective, meaning 1) orderly, organized, spick-and-span, spruce, ...
Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)
by Martin Manser
large: a tidy sum ...
by Oxford University Press
considerable: tidy sum. v. (-died) put in good order; make tidy. —ti•di•ly adv.
School Dictionary (1995)
by C. M. Schwarz
fairly big: a tidy sum ...
by John N. Ingham
After they had accumulated a tidy sum, they ...
by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions
mound, sight, spate, stack, world; 6 hatful, heap up, jalopy, mickle, muckle, pile on, pile up, plenty; 7 tidy sum; 8 good deal, whole lot; 9 congeries, great deal, whole slew heaped: 5 piled heaps: 3 pot; 4 deal, gobs, heap, load, lots, tons, wads; ...
Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches by Jeremy Simmonds
The tidy sum that ...
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