- 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"
- 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"
- synonyms: order of magnitude
- Established customary state (especially of society. )
- usage: "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
- Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements.
- usage: "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
- A condition of regular or proper arrangement.
- usage: "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
- synonyms: orderliness
- 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"
- 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"
- synonyms: purchase order
- 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"
- A body of rules followed by an assembly.
- 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"
- synonyms: Holy Order
- A group of person living under a religious rule.
- usage: "the order of Saint Benedict"
- synonyms: monastic order
- Biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families. (
- 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"
- 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. (
- The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement.
- usage: "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
- synonyms: ordering
- 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"
- Make a request for something.
- usage: "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
- Issue commands or orders for.
- Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations.
- usage: "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
- Bring order to or into.
- usage: "Order these files"
- Place in a certain order.
- usage: "order the photos chronologically"
- Appoint to a clerical posts.
- usage: "he was ordained in the Church"
- Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.
- usage: "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
- Assign a rank or rating to.
- usage: "how would you rank these students"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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