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    order - Dictionary definition and meaning for word order

    Definition
    (noun) (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    Example Sentence
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
    Definition
    (noun) a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    Synonyms : order of magnitude
    Example Sentence
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude
    Definition
    (noun) established customary state (especially of society)
    Example Sentence
    • order ruled in the streets
    • law and order
    Definition
    (noun) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    Synonyms : ordering , ordination
    Example Sentence
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
    Definition
    (noun) a condition of regular or proper arrangement
    Synonyms : orderliness
    Example Sentence
    • he put his desk in order
    • the machine is now in working order
    Definition
    (noun) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    Synonyms : decree , edict , fiat , rescript
    Example Sentence
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
    Definition
    (noun) a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
    Synonyms : purchase order
    Example Sentence
    • IBM received an order for a hundred computers
    Definition
    (noun) a formal association of people with similar interests
    Synonyms : club , gild , guild , lodge , social club , society
    Example Sentence
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
    Definition
    (noun) a body of rules followed by an assembly Definition
    (noun) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
    Synonyms : holy order
    Example Sentence
    • theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order
    Definition
    (noun) a group of person living under a religious rule
    Synonyms : monastic order
    Example Sentence
    • the order of Saint Benedict
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families Definition
    (noun) a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) (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 Definition
    (noun) the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
    Synonyms : ordering
    Example Sentence
    • there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
    Definition
    (verb) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    Synonyms : enjoin , say , tell
    Example Sentence
    • I said to him to go home
    • She ordered him to do the shopping
    • The mother told the child to get dressed
    Definition
    (verb) make a request for something
    Example Sentence
    • Order me some flowers
    • order a work stoppage
    Definition
    (verb) issue commands or orders for
    Synonyms : dictate , prescribe
    Definition
    (verb) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    Example Sentence
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
    Definition
    (verb) bring order to or into
    Example Sentence
    • Order these files
    Definition
    (verb) place in a certain order
    Example Sentence
    • order the photos chronologically
    Definition
    (verb) appoint to a clerical posts
    Synonyms : consecrate , ordain , ordinate
    Example Sentence
    • he was ordained in the Church
    Definition
    (verb) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    Synonyms : arrange , put , set up
    Example Sentence
    • arrange my schedule
    • set up one's life
    • I put these memories with those of bygone times
    Definition
    (verb) assign a rank or rating to
    Synonyms : grade , place , range , rank , rate
    Example Sentence
    • how would you rank these students?
    • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
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