Definitions for order

Definitions for (noun) order

Main entry: order, ordering

Definition: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

Usage: there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list

Main entry: order

Definition: (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans

Main entry: order, order of magnitude

Definition: a degree in a continuum of size or quantity

Usage: it was on the order of a mile; an explosion of a low order of magnitude

Main entry: order, purchase order

Definition: a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities

Usage: IBM received an order for a hundred computers

Main entry: decree, edict, rescript, order, fiat

Definition: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

Usage: a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

Main entry: rules of order, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure

Definition: a body of rules followed by an assembly

Main entry: order

Definition: (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed

Usage: the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London

Main entry: order

Definition: a request for something to be made, supplied, or served

Usage: I gave the waiter my order; the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle

Main entry: order

Definition: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

Main entry: order, monastic order

Definition: a group of person living under a religious rule

Usage: the order of Saint Benedict

Main entry: guild, gild, order, lodge, social club, society, club

Definition: a formal association of people with similar interests

Usage: he joined a golf club; they formed a small lunch society; men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

Main entry: order, ordering, ordination

Definition: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

Usage: we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

Main entry: Holy Order, Order

Definition: (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

Usage: theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order

Main entry: order

Definition: established customary state (especially of society)

Usage: order ruled in the streets; law and order

Main entry: order, orderliness

Definition: a condition of regular or proper arrangement

Usage: he put his desk in order; the machine is now in working order

Definitions for (verb) order

Main entry: order

Definition: place in a certain order

Usage: order the photos chronologically

Main entry: order

Definition: bring order to or into

Usage: Order these files

Main entry: place, range, rank, rate, grade, order

Definition: assign a rank or rating to

Usage: how would you rank these students?; The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Main entry: put, arrange, order, set up

Definition: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

Usage: arrange my schedule; set up one's life; I put these memories with those of bygone times

Main entry: order

Definition: make a request for something

Usage: Order me some flowers; order a work stoppage

Main entry: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Main entry: dictate, prescribe, order

Definition: issue commands or orders for

Main entry: consecrate, ordain, order, ordinate

Definition: appoint to a clerical posts

Usage: he was ordained in the Church

Main entry: govern, regularise, regularize, regulate, order

Definition: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

Usage: We cannot regulate the way people dress; This town likes to regulate

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