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  1. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. issue commands or orders for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (architecture) one of the three styles of Greek architecture (or a style developed from the original three by the Romans) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a body of rules followed by an assembly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); "I gave the waiter my order" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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 computers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. place in a certain order; "order these files" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. bring order to or into; "Order these files" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. 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, orders for blankets are large. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A number of things or 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To give orders; to issue commands. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A decision issued by a court. It can be a simple command--for example, ordering a recalcitrant witness to answer a proper question--or it can be a complicated and reasoned decision made after a hearing, directing that a party either do or refrain from some act. For example, following a hearing, the court may order that evidence gathered by the police not be introduced at trial; or a judge may issue a temporary restraining order. This term usually does not describe the final decision in a case, which most often is called a judgment.
  48. 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 of the Bath; the Franciscan order. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Method or state of regular arrangement; settled way of doing something; as, an order of worship; right working condition; as, the machine is in good order; rule; regulation; command; as, to issue or obey an order; class; as, an order of plants; rank; as, the order of nobility; a religious fraternity; as, an order of monks; public quiet or observance of law; as, order in the streets; a commission for something; as, an order for groceries: holy orders, the three orders (bishop, priest, deacon), of the Christian ministry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. To regulate or manage; command; conduct; direct; to give a command for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. To give a command or order. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Orderliness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. In zoological classification, the division just below the class (or subclass) and above the family; denoted by the termination -idia. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  55. A group; a genus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  56. Regular arrangement: method: proper state: rule: regular government: command: a class: a society of persons: a religious fraternity: a scientific division of objects: (arch.) a system of the parts of columns:-pl. the Christian ministry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. To arrange: to conduct: to command. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. To give command. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  59. Regular arrangement; quiet; rule; command; a class or society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  60. To arrange; command. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. To command; put in order; regulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Methodical arrangement; tranquillity; settled rule; working condition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. A command; usage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. A class, as of society; a group superior to a genus. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. An honor conferred. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. The clerical office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. A style of architecture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. Regular or methodical arrangement; proper state; adherence to rule laid down; settled mode of proceeding or working; regularity; mandate; regulation; rank; class; division of men; a religious fraternity; care; a division intermediate between a class and a family; a system of several members, ornaments, and proportions of columns and pilasters, as the Tuscan, Doric, Ionie, Corinthian, and Composite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. To regulate; to methodize; to conduct; to command; to manage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. To give command. Order of battle, the arrangement and disposition of the different parts of an army for action. Regimental orders, such orders as proceed immediately from a commanding officer for the observance of the regiment. Holy orders, the Christian ministry. Order of the day, prearranged order of business. To take orders, to be ordained. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  71. Of material things, like the books in a library. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. Methodical arrangement; regularity; established method or process; proper state; a law; a command; rank or class; a society or fraternity; a division of animals or plants between class and genus; in arch., one of the five principal methods employed by the ancients in constructing and ornamenting the columns of an edifice-these were the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. Orders, or holy orders, in the Episcopal Ch., the three orders of the Christian ministry, but usually understood as applying to deacons and priests. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  74. To regulate; to direct or command; to manage; to give directions to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  75. Any group of organisms closely allied, ranking between the family and the class. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  76. [Latin] Any group of organisms closely allied, ranking between the family and the class (biol.). na
  77. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  78. 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. dictgcide_fs
  79. or'd[.e]r, n. regular arrangement, method: degree, rank, or position: rule, regular system or government: command: a class, a society of persons of the same profession, &c.: a religious fraternity: a dignity conferred by a sovereign, &c., giving membership in a body, after the medieval orders of knighthood, also the distinctive insignia thereof: social rank generally: a number of genera having many important points in common: a commission to supply, purchase, or sell something: (archit.) one of the different ways in which the column, with its various parts and its entablature, are moulded and related to each other: due action towards some end, esp. in old phrase 'to take order:' the sacerdotal or clerical function: (pl.) the several degrees or grades of the Christian ministry.--v.t. to arrange: to conduct: to command.--v.i. to give command.--ns. OR'DER-BOOK, a book for entering the orders of customers, the special orders of a commanding officer, or, the motions to be put to the House of Commons; OR'DERER; OR'DERING, arrangement: management: the act or ceremony of ordaining, as priests or deacons.--adj. OR'DERLESS, without order: disorderly.--n. OR'DERLINESS.--adj. OR'DERLY, in good order: regular: well regulated: of good behaviour: quiet: being on duty.--adv. regularly: methodically.--n. a non-commissioned officer who carries official messages for his superior officer, formerly the first sergeant of a company.--adj. OR'DINATE, in order: regular.--n. the distance of a point in a curve from a straight line, measured along another straight line at right angles to it--the distance of the point from the other of the two lines is called the abscissa, and the two lines are the axes of co-ordinates.--adv. OR'DINATELY.--ORDER-IN-COUNCIL, a sovereign order given with advice of the Privy Council; ORDER-OF-BATTLE, the arrangement of troops or ships at the beginning of a battle; ORDER-OF-THE-DAY, in a legislative assembly, the business set down to be considered on any particular day: any duty assigned for a particular day.--CLOSE ORDER, the usual formation for soldiers in line or column, the ranks 16 inches apart, or for vessels two cables'-length (1440 ft.) apart--opp. to Extended order; FULL ORDERS, the priestly order; MINOR ORDERS, those of acolyte, exorcist, reader, and doorkeeper; OPEN ORDER, a formation in which ships are four cables'-length (2880 ft.) apart; SAILING ORDERS, written instructions given to the commander of a vessel before sailing; SEALED ORDERS, such instructions as the foregoing, not to be opened until a certain specified time; STANDING ORDERS or RULES, regulations for procedure adopted by a legislative assembly.--IN ORDER, and OUT OF ORDER, in accordance with regular and established usage of procedure, in subject or way of presenting it before a legislative assembly, &c., or the opposite; IN ORDER TO, for the end that; TAKE ORDER (Shak.), to take measures. [Fr. ordre--L. ordo, -inis.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  80. (Main senses) 1. Rank, row, class. 2. Sequence, arrangement. 3. Mandate. 1. Tier (now rare; o. on o. of sculptured figures); social class or rank, separate& homogeneous set of persons, (esp. the higher, lower, oo.; all oo. & degrees of men; the o. of baronets; the clerical, military, o.); kind, sort, (talents of a high, considerations of quite another, o.); any of the nine grades of angels (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations, principalities, powers, virtues, archangels, angels); grade of Christian ministry (holy oo. in Anglican church, those of bishop, priest, & deacon, in R.-C., these& subdeacon; minor oo. in R.-C. Church, those of acolyte, exorcist, reader, & doorkeeper), (pl.), status of clergyman (take oo., be ordained; in oo., ordained; often in these phrr., & always elsewhere, holy oo.); fraternity of monks or friars, or formerly of knights, bound by common rule of life (the Franciscan o.; the Teutonic o.; the o. of Templars); company usu. instituted by sovereign to which distinguished persons are admitted by way of honour or reward (o. of the Garter, the Bath, Merit, &c.). insignia worn by members of this (sent him, wears, the o. of the Golden Fleece); (Archit.) mode of treatment with established proportions between parts (esp. one of the five classical oo., Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, & Composite, each of which is superior to the preceding in height, lightness, & decoration, of pillar& capital; Tuscan& Composite were Roman developments of the others, which were Greek); (Math.) degree of complexity (line, equation, fluxion, of the first &c. o.); (Nat. Hist.) classification, group below class& subdivided into genera or families (natural o. in bot., abbr. N.O., of plants allied in general structure, not merely agreeing in single characteristic as in Linnaean system). 2. Sequence, succession, manner of following, (in alphabetical, chronologica., &c., o.; out of o., not systematically arranged; follow the o. of events inverts the natural o.; take them in o., one after another according to some principle); regular array, condition in which every part or unit is in its right place, tidiness, normal or healthy or efficient state, (drew them up in o.; are scattered without any o.; love of o.; is in bad, out of, o., not working rightly; is in o. or good o., fit for use); (archaic) suitable action, measures, (take o. to do; take o. with, arrange, dispose of); constitution of the world, way things normally happen, collective manifestations of natural forces or laws, natural or moral or spiritual system with definite tendencies, (esp. the o. of nature or things or the world; the old o. changeth; whether there is a moral o. or not); stated form of divine service (the o. of confirmation); principles of decorum& rules of procedure accepted by legislative assembly or public meeting, or enforced by its president (Speaker called him to o.; O.! O.!, protest against infringement of it; rise to o. or a point of o., interrupt debate &c. with inquiry whether something being said or done is in or out of o.; o. of the day, programme, business set down for treatment, whence, in gen. use, prevailing state of things, as industry, thunder, cricket, is the o. of the day; o.-paper, written or printed o. of the day; o.-paper, written or printed o. of the day; o.-book, in which motions to be submitted to House of Commons must be entered); prevalence of constituted authority, law-abiding state, absence of riot, turbulence, & violent crime, (often law& o.; o. was restored; keep o., enforce it); (Mil.) the o., position of company &c. with arms ordered (see foll.); in o. to do, with a view to, for the purpose of, doing; in o. that, with the intention or to the end that. 3. Mandate, injunction, authoritative direction or instruction, (often pl.; gave oo., an o., the o., for something to be done, that it should be done, &c.; is obedient to oo.; by o., according to direction of the proper authority; judge gave, made, refused, an or the o.); (Banking &c.) instruction to pay money or deliver property signed by owner or responsible agent (o. cheque, cheque to person\'s o., one requiring payee\'s endorsement before being cashed; postal, money or pop. post-office, o., kinds of Post-Office cheque for remitting money, the latter non-transferable); (Commerc.) direction to manufacturer, tradesman, &c., to supply something (made to o., according to special directions, to suit individual measurements, &c., opp. ready-made; grocer has sent for oo.; is on o., has been ordered but not yet supplied; a large o. colloq., difficult job; o.-book, in which tradesman enters oo.; o.-clerk, with duty of entering oo.; o.-form, skeleton o. to be filled in by customer); pass admitting bearer gratis, cheap, or as privilege, to theatre, museum, private house, &c. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. Put in o., array, regulate, (archaic; ordered his troops; o. one\'s affairs; has ordered his life well); (Mil.) o. arms, stand rifles butt on ground& hold them close to right side; (of God, fate, &c.) ordain (so we hoped, but it was otherwise ordered); command, bid, prescribe, (o. a retreat, thing to be done, person to do, that person or thing should; ordered him a mustard plaster); command or direct (person &c.) to go to, away, home, &c. (was ordered to Egypt; o. about, send hither& thither, domineer over); direct tradesman, servant, &c., to supply (o. dinner, settle what it shall consist of). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. marching, review, &c., o. (mil.), the regulation uniform& equipment carried by the soldier in marching, at review, &c.; O. in Council, sovereign order on some administrative matter given by advice of Privy Council. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  83. [Fr.] (Arch.) A system of parts in certain established proportions, determined by the office which each has to perform, the whole consisting of (1) column and (2) entablature. Of these the former is subdivided into base, shaft, and capital ; the latter into the architrave, frieze, and cornice. The classical orders are the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  84. [Fr.] (Nat. Hist.) A group inferior to class and sub-class ; superior to family, tribe, genus, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  85. n. [Latin] Regular arrangement ; methodical or systematic disposition of things ;— customary mode of procedure ;— established process ;— usual course or succession ;— regular government ; general tranquillity ;— a regulation ; a standing rule ;— a particular injunction ; a command ; a mandate ;— necessary measures or care ;— a commission to make purchases or supply goods ; a direction , in writing, to pay money ;— a rank or class of men in a community or in society; a privileged or dignified grade ;— a religious fraternity ;— in the Episcopal Church, the office of bishop, priest, or deacon ;— in the Church of Rome, one of the seven ranks of holy orders ;— one of the five principal methods recognized by the ancients for constructing and ornamenting the columns of an edifice ;— one of the well-marked divisions of a class, including in itself families and genera ;— a group or collection of allied individuals more comprehensive than a genus. Cabinet Dictionary

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