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Order 1Definition: Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
Order 2Definition: Of material
things, like the
books in a library.
Order 3Definition: Of intellectual
notions or ideas, like the
topics of a
Order 4Definition: Of
periods of time or
occurrences, and the like.
Order 5Definition: Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
Order 6Definition: The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of
debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
Order 7Definition: Conformity with law or
decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
Order 8Definition: That which
prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the
orders of the senate.
Order 9Definition: A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as,
blankets are large.
Order 11Definition: A number of
persons arranged in a fixed or
suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the
higher or lower
orders of society; talent of a high order.
Order 12Definition: A body of
persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation;
esp., a body of religious
persons or aggregate of
convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
Order 13Definition: An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural; as, to take
orders, or to take holy
orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
Order 14Definition: The disposition of a column and its component
parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic
features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
Order 15Definition: An assemblage of genera having certain important
characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are
orders of Mammalia.
Order 16Definition: The placing of
members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
Order 17Definition: Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
Order 18Definition: To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
Order 19Definition: To give an order to; to command; as, to order
troops to advance.
Order 20Definition: To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
Order 21Definition: To admit to holy
orders; to ordain; to receive into the
ranks of the ministry.
Order 22Definition: To give
orders; to issue
order 23Definition: putting in order; "there were
mistakes in the ordering of
items on the list"
order 24Definition: (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
order 25Definition: a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
order 26Definition: a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing
specifications and quantities;
"IBM received an order for a hundred
order 27Definition: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
order 28Definition: a body of
rules followed by an assembly
order 29Definition: (often plural) a command given by a superior
(e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British
ships dropped anchor and waited for
orders from London"
order 30Definition: a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar
etc.); "I gave the waiter my order"
order 31Definition: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
order 32Definition: a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
order 33Definition: a formal association of people with similar
interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
order 34Definition: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these
questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
order 35Definition: (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;
"theologians still disagree over whether `bishop'' should or should not be a separate order"
order 36Definition: established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the
streets"; "law and order"
order 37Definition: a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
order 38Definition: place in a certain order; "order these
order 39Definition: bring order to or into; "Order these
order 40Definition: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
order 41Definition: arrange
thoughts, ideas, temporal
events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one''s life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
order 42Definition: make a request for something; "Order me some
flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
order 43Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
order 44Definition: issue
order 45Definition: appoint to a clerical
posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
order 46Definition: bring into conformity with
principles or usage; impose
regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town
likes to regulate"