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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
order (verb)
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
intransitive verb
d) to give an order for - order a meal
1.
to bring about order - regulate
2.
a) to issue - orders command
b) to give or place an order
order (noun)
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) the office of a person in the Christian ministry
c) - 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
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, , or functioning condition - orderly 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
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
order (noun)
1.
the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another
SYNONIMS:
arrangement, array, disposal, disposition, distribution, ordering, sequence, setup
RELATED WORDS:
continuity; precedence, priority; chain, procession, progression, succession; series; aligning ( alining), alignment ( alinement), lining up; design, layout, pattern, structure, system
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confusion, disorder, disorganization, disruption, upset; disconnection, disjointedness
order (noun)
2.
a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
SYNONIMS:
board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild ( gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodality
RELATED WORDS:
collective, commune, community, cooperative; alliance, bloc, camp, coalition, partnership; body, cadre, group; circle, clan, clique, coterie, junta, junto, klatch ( klatsch), lot, set; crew, outfit, party, squad, team; branch, chapter, local; faithful, fold, membership; sisterhood, sorority; cabal, camarilla, camorra, confederacy, conspiracy; band, gang, ring; cartel, combine, syndicate
order (noun)
3.
a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
SYNONIMS:
breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, variety
RELATED WORDS:
model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite
order (noun)
4.
a piece of metal given in honor of a special event, a person, or an achievement
SYNONIMS:
medallion, order
RELATED WORDS:
decoration, honor; crown, insignia, laurel, ribbon, title; bronze, gold, silver; badge, button, chevron, clasp, cockade, color, ensign, rosette, star; distinction; award, prize, trophy; citation, commendation
order (noun)
5.
a state of being or fitness
SYNONIMS:
estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, nick, order, repair, shape, trim
RELATED WORDS:
practice ( practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disorder, disrepair
order (noun)
6.
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
SYNONIMS:
behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, word
RELATED WORDS:
demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion
order (noun)
7.
one of the segments of society into which people are grouped
SYNONIMS:
caste, estate, folk, gentry, order, stratum
RELATED WORDS:
bracket, echelon, grade, layer, level, tier; place, position, rank, standing, status; food chain, grouping, hierarchy, stratification; clan, family, fraternity, people, race, tribe; subcaste
order (noun)
8.
one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
SYNONIMS:
bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
RELATED WORDS:
description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
order (verb)
1.
to put into a particular arrangement
SYNONIMS:
arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, marshal ( marshall), organize, range, systematize
RELATED WORDS:
groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align ( aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set out
derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset
order (verb)
2.
to give a request or demand for
SYNONIMS:
ask (for), put in (for), request, requisition
RELATED WORDS:
commission, solicit; charter, hire, license ( licence)
call for
order (verb)
3.
to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
SYNONIMS:
call, decree, dictate, direct, mandate, ordain, order
RELATED WORDS:
ask, petition, request; demand, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cancel, countermand, rescind
order (verb)
4.
to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
SYNONIMS:
adjure, bid, boss (around), charge, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tell
RELATED WORDS:
ask, petition, request; beg, beseech, entreat; advise, counsel, warn; appoint, assign, authorize, commission; oversee, superintend, supervise; conduct, control, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
comply (with), follow, keep, observe
mind, obey
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