Definitions of order

  1.   arrange thoughts ideas temporal events etc arrange my schedule set up one's life I put these memories with those of bygone times
  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
  3.   appoint to a clerical posts he was ordained in the Church
  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
  5.   issue commands or orders for
  6.   bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage impose regulations We cannot regulate the way people dress This town likes to regulate
  7.   putting in order there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
  8.   architecture one of the three styles of Greek architecture or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
  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
  10.   a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment IBM received an order for a hundred computers
  11.   a body of rules followed by an assembly
  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
  13.   a request for food or refreshment as served in a restaurant or bar etc I gave the waiter my order
  14.   biology taxonomic group containing one or more families
  15.   logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
  16.   a condition of regular or proper arrangement he put his desk in order the machine is now in working order
  17.   assign a rank or rating to how would you rank these students The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
  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
  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
  20.   a group of person living under a religious rule the order of Saint Benedict
  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
  22.   established customary state especially of society order ruled in the streets law and order
  23.   place in a certain order order these files
  24.   bring order to or into Order these files
  25.   make a request for something Order me some flowers order a work stoppage
  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
  27.   Regular arrangement any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation method system
  28.   Of intellectual notions or ideas like the topics of a discource
  29.   Of periods of time or occurrences and the like
  30.   Right arrangement a normal correct or fit condition as the house is in order the machinery is out of order
  31.   The customary mode of procedure established system as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business usage custom fashion
  32.   Conformity with law or decorum freedom from disturbance general tranquillity public quiet as to preserve order in a community or an assembly
  33.   That which prescribes a method of procedure a rule or regulation made by competent authority as the rules and orders of the senate
  34.   A command a mandate a precept a direction
  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
  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
  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
  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
  39.   An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common as the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia
  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
  41.   Rank degree thus the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation
  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
  43.   To give an order to to command as to order troops to advance
  44.   To give an order for to secure by an order as to order a carriage to order groceries
  45.   To admit to holy orders to ordain to receive into the ranks of the ministry
  46.   To give orders to issue commands
  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
  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
  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
  51.   To regulate or manage command conduct direct to give a command for
  52.   To give a command or order
  53.   Orderliness
  54.   In zoological classification the division just below the class or subclass and above the family denoted by the termination idia
  55.   A group a genus
  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
  57.   To arrange to conduct to command
  58.   To give command
  59.   Regular arrangement quiet rule command a class or society
  60.   To arrange command
  61.   To command put in order regulate
  62.   Methodical arrangement tranquillity settled rule working condition
  63.   A command usage
  64.   A class as of society a group superior to a genus
  65.   An honor conferred
  66.   The clerical office
  67.   A style of architecture
  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
  69.   To regulate to methodize to conduct to command to manage
  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
  71.   Of material things like the books in a library
  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
  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
  74.   To regulate to direct or command to manage to give directions to
  75.   Any group of organisms closely allied ranking between the family and the class

Antonyms for order

deregulate, derange, furor, restlessness, welter, mare's nest, circus, moil, leave, tumble, disjoint, hoopla, hubbub, disrepair, whirl, disturb, disquiet, outlaw, avoid, messiness, Hurly, fuss, disorder, misplace, anarchy, vacate, Sturm Und Drang, mess, furore, proposal, hurry-scurry, liberty, snake pit, hoo-ha, confuse, bluster, Williwaw, kerfuffle, stir, enjoin, crowd out, disarray, babel, ado, lawlessness, unrest, hullabaloo, rebellion, consent, pother, blather, DO, insubordination, prohibit, roll back, negate, shambles, suggestion, to-do, nullify, disorganize, bustle, uneasiness, strike down, dislocate, ballyhoo, displace, heck, pandemonium, license, recommendation, sedition, misrule, unquietness, shindy, mislay, Bobbery, clutter, hubble-bubble, abolish, annul, storm, dishevel, disrupt, three-ring circus, muss, disconnection, foofaraw, entreaty, chance-medley, splore, commotion, disorganization, turmoil, invalidate, tousle, forbid, hurry, interdict, disintegration, proscribe, disarrange, Misorder, rescind, permission, riot, dissolve, fermentation, restiveness, revolt, scrum, discompose, ferment, chaos, Disannul, zoo, insurrection, havoc, cancel, squall, madhouse, abrogate, disallow, Corroboree, debar, stew, dishevelment, confusion, disruption, hurly burly, clatter, disorderedness, abate, tumult, plea, appeal, disarrangement, disorderliness, allowance, unsettle, bother, petition, jumble, disjointedness, alarums and excursions, disturbance, inhibit, revolution, muddle, hurricane, permit, coil, upset, mutiny, urging.

Quotes of order

  1. The basic rule of free enterprise You must give in order to get – Scott Alexander
  2. Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity – Will Durant
  3. Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them – Arthur Erickson
  4. When I talk about my husband I feel as if people roll their eyes It's like when you're 16 and order a martini and the waiter says 'Do you think I'm stupid They can't grasp that I'm old enough to be married – Megan Fox
  5. Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words – Northrop Frye
  6. When times get tough at some point people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it – Allen Klein
  7. We do not write in order to be understood we write in order to understand – C. Day Lewis
  8. I think that's one of the most difficult things in any marriage in order to build anything you must be together You can't build anything over the telephone – Julie London
  9. I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order – Connie Nielsen
  10. The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe – Orson Pratt
  11. It is common for rural hospitals and nursing homes to operate as a single unit in order to take advantage of savings related to cost -sharing of some services and staff – Rick Renzi
  12. I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning – Carl Rogers
  13. In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice – Ali A. Saleh
  14. Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos – William Irwin Thompson
  15. We need God not in order to understand the why but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore to give a meaning to the universe – Miguel de Unamuno

Usage examples for order

  1. Didn't his coming put you in order too – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. Once or twice Susannah had to excuse herself in order to go on with her work – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  3. Some one on the other side asked What is the order – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  4. “ To be serious though and out of order I guess anything in Tiger's message that I should know – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  5. It is against good order for a man to think for himself – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  6. How can you be strange to order – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  7. Therefore I said that I had put her from my mind in order that she might go on living – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  8. Here is the order act just as you think fit – The Secrets of Potsdam by William Le Queux
  9. Sit here and I will order something for you – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  10. In order that every one might see he did these things in front of him behind him to the right and to the left – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
  11. After dinner my wife took leave of them in order to her going to morrow to Huntsmore ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. In short he tells him all the things a man has to pay attention to in order to succeed here in high life – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  13. Then came the order Forward – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. And that order is what – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  15. It is my opinion for instance that he wrote his book in order to make a beginning with the ladies – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. But in right of law and order I must know more about this – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  17. Leave him alone until you have an order – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  18. “ To keep order and make sure that nothing goes in or out that has no business to do it – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. Well order a carriage for me and I will put on my things – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  20. Who are you to order me about – Rossmoyne by Unknown

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