order meaning

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