I. verb (ordered; ordering) Etymology: Middle English, from ordre, noun Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to put in order ; arrange 2. a. to give an order to ; command b. destine, ordain <
so ordered by the gods
c. to command to go or come to a specified place <
ordered back to the base
d. to give an order for <
order a meal
intransitive verb 1. to bring about order ; regulate 2. a. to issue orders ; command b. to give or place an order • orderable adjectiveorderer noun Synonyms: order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion <
ordered her business affairs
. arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment <
arranged the files numerically
. marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use <
marshaling the facts for argument
. organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function <
organized the volunteers into teams
. systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme <
systematized billing procedures
. methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme <
methodizes every aspect of daily living
. Synonym: see in addition command. II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ordre, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin ordin-, ordo ecclesiastical order, from Latin, arrangement, group, class; akin to Latin ordiri to lay the warp, begin Date: 14th century 1. a. a group of people united in a formal way: as (1) a fraternal society <
the Masonic Order
(2) a community under a religious rule; especially one requiring members to take solemn vows b. a badge or medal of such a society; also a military decoration 2. a. any of the several grades of the Christian ministry b. plural the office of a person in the Christian ministry c. plural ordination 3. a. a rank, class, or special group in a community or society b. a class of persons or things grouped according to quality, value, or natural characteristics: as (1) a category of taxonomic classification ranking above the family and below the class (2) the broadest category in soil classification 4. a. (1) rank, level <
a statesman of the first order
(2) category, class <
in emergencies of this order — R. B. Westerfield
b. (1) the arrangement or sequence of objects or of events in time <
listed the items in order of importance
the batting order
(2) a sequential arrangement of mathematical elements c. degree 12a, b d. (1) the number of times differentiation is applied successively <
derivatives of higher order
(2) of a differential equation the order of the derivative of highest order e. the number of columns or rows or columns and rows in a magic square, determinant, or matrix <
the order of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is 2 by 3
f. the number of elements in a finite mathematical group 5. a. (1) a sociopolitical system <
was opposed to changes in the established order
(2) a particular sphere or aspect of a sociopolitical system <
the present economic order
b. a regular or harmonious arrangement <
the order of nature
6. a. a prescribed form of a religious service ; rite b. the customary mode of procedure especially in debate <
point of order
7. a. the state of peace, freedom from confused or unruly behavior, and respect for law or proper authority <
promised to restore law and order
b. a specific rule, regulation, or authoritative direction ; command 8. a. a style of building b. a type of column and entablature forming the unit of a style 9. a. state or condition especially with regard to functioning or repair <
things were in terrible order
b. a proper, orderly, or functioning condition <
their passports were in order
the phone is out of order
10. a. a written direction to pay money to someone b. a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods or to perform work c. goods or items bought or sold d. an assigned or requested undertaking <
landing men on the moon was a tall order
11. order of the day <
flat roofs were the order in the small villages
orderless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • order — or·der 1 n 1: a state of peace, freedom from unruly behavior, and respect for law and proper authority maintain law and order 2: an established mode or state of procedure a call to order 3 a: a mandate from a superior authority see also …   Law dictionary

  • Order — Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the books in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Order Up! — Developer(s) SuperVillain Studios Publisher(s) NA …   Wikipedia

  • Order No. 1 — Order Number 1 was issued March 1, 1917 (O.S.) and was the first official decree of The Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Soldiers Deputies. The order was issued following the February Revolution in response to actions taken the day before by the… …   Wikipedia

  • order — [ôr′dər] n. [OFr ordre < L ordo (gen. ordinis), straight row, regular series, akin to ordiri, to lay the warp, hence begin, set in order, prob. < IE base * ar , to join, fit > ARM1, ART1] 1. social position; rank in the community 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • order — ► NOUN 1) the arrangement of people or things according to a particular sequence or method. 2) a state in which everything is in its correct place. 3) a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behaviour are observed. 4) an… …   English terms dictionary

  • order — [n1] arrangement, organization adjustment, aligning, array, assortment, cast, categorization, classification, codification, composition, computation, disposal, disposition, distribution, establishment, form, grouping, harmony, layout, line,… …   New thesaurus

  • Order — Or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • order# — order n 1 *association, society, club 2 *command, injunction, bidding, behest, mandate, dictate Analogous words: instruction, direction, charging or charge (see corresponding verbs at COMMAND) order vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Order 81 — is one of the most controversial of Paul Bremer s 100 Orders, issued during the reconstruction of Iraq following the invasion of Iraq by the United States in 2003. The order establishes intellectual property restrictions on the use of genetically …   Wikipedia

  • Order — Sf Anweisung, Befehl per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. ordre, das von l. ordo Ordnung, Regel stammt. Verb: ordern, beordern.    Ebenso nndl. order, ne. order, nschw. order, nnorw. ordre; Orden.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”