Definition of Order
1. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation
Specialized synonyms: Marching Orders, Summons, Word
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
2. Verb. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority. "They order him to write the letter"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
Specialized synonyms: Direct, Instruct, Command, Require, Call, Send For, Warn
Generic synonyms: Request
Derivative terms: Injunction
3. Noun. A degree in a continuum of size or quantity. "An explosion of a low order of magnitude"
4. Verb. Make a request for something. "Order a work stoppage"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Orderer
5. Noun. Established customary state (especially of society). "Law and order"
Specialized synonyms: Civil Order, Polity, Rule Of Law, Quiet, Tranquility, Tranquillity, Concord, Concordance, Harmony, Stability, Peace
Derivative terms: Orderly
6. Verb. Issue commands or orders for.
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Impose, Inflict, Visit
Specialized synonyms: Mandate
Derivative terms: Dictate, Dictate, Dictation, Dictator, Prescription, Prescriptive
7. Noun. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements. "We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
Specialized synonyms: Bacteria Order, Word Order, Genetic Code, Genome, Series
Generic synonyms: Arrangement
8. Verb. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations. "This town likes to regulate"
Specialized synonyms: Standardise, Standardize, District, Zone
Generic synonyms: Decide, Determine, Make Up One's Mind
Derivative terms: Government, Governor, Regulating, Regulation, Regulation, Regulator
9. Noun. A condition of regular or proper arrangement. "The machine is now in working order"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Spit And Polish, Kelter, Kilter, Tidiness
Antonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
10. Verb. Bring order to or into. "Order these files"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: Orderer, Ordering
11. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Act, Enactment
Specialized synonyms: Consent Decree, Curfew, Decree Nisi, Imperial Decree, Judicial Separation, Legal Separation, Programma, Ban, Prohibition, Proscription, Stay, Bull, Papal Bull
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Decree, Decree
12. Verb. Place in a certain order. "Order the photos chronologically"
13. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Commercial Document, Commercial Instrument
Specialized synonyms: Bill-me Order, Credit Order, Indent, Market Order, Production Order, Reorder, Stop Order, Stop-loss Order, Stop Payment, Mail Order
14. Verb. Appoint to a clerical posts. "He was ordained in the Church"
Generic synonyms: Enthrone, Invest, Vest
Derivative terms: Consecration, Consecration, Ordainer, Ordinance
15. Noun. A formal association of people with similar interests. "Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
Generic synonyms: Association
Specialized synonyms: Athenaeum, Atheneum, Bookclub, Chapter, Chess Club, Country Club, Frat, Fraternity, Glee Club, Golf Club, Hunt, Hunt Club, Investors Club, Jockey Club, Racket Club, Rowing Club, Slate Club, Sorority, Turnverein, Boat Club, Yacht Club, Service Club
Member holonyms: Club Member
Derivative terms: Club, Club, Clubby
16. Verb. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events. "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
Specialized synonyms: Contemporise, Contemporize, Synchronise, Synchronize, Phrase
Generic synonyms: Organise, Organize
Derivative terms: Ordering
17. Noun. A body of rules followed by an assembly.
Generic synonyms: Prescript, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Interpellation, Standing Order, Closure, Cloture, Gag Law, Gag Rule, Point Of Order, Previous Question
Examples of category: Mover, Proposer
Specialized synonyms: Robert's Rules Of Order
18. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue order the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Specialized synonyms: Superordinate, Shortlist, Seed, Reorder, Subordinate, Prioritise, Prioritize, Sequence, Downgrade, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Derivative terms: Gradation, Gradation, Grade, Grade, Grader, Grading, Ordering, Place, Rank
19. Noun. (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"
Specialized synonyms: Acolyte, Anagnost, Deacon, Doorkeeper, Ostiarius, Ostiary, Exorcist, Lector, Reader, Priest, Subdeacon
Generic synonyms: Position, Status
20. Noun. A group of person living under a religious rule. "The order of Saint Benedict"
Specialized synonyms: Augustinian Order, Benedictine Order, Order Of Saint Benedict, Carmelite Order, Order Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, Carthusian Order, Dominican Order, Franciscan Order, Jesuit Order, Society Of Jesus
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
21. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Class
Member holonyms: Suborder, Family
22. Noun. A request for something to be made, supplied, or served. "The company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle"
23. 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.
Generic synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom
Category relationships: Architecture
24. Noun. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement. "There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Rank Order, Grading, Scaling, Sequence, Succession, Layout, Alphabetisation, Alphabetization
Definition of Order
1. n. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
2. v. t. 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.
3. v. i. To give orders; to issue commands.
Definition of Order
1. Noun. Arrangement, disposition, sequence. ¹
2. Noun. The state of being well arranged. ¹
3. Noun. A command. ¹
4. Noun. A request for some product or service. ¹
5. Noun. A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order. ¹
6. Noun. A society of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath. ¹
7. Noun. A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity. ¹
8. Noun. (context: countable biology taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank ¹
9. Noun. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order. ¹
10. Noun. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc. ¹
11. Noun. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products. ¹
12. Noun. (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure. ¹
13. Noun. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph ¹
14. Noun. (context: order theory) A partially ordered set. ¹
15. Noun. (context: order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partically ordered set. ¹
16. Noun. (context: mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial. ¹
17. Verb. To set in some sort of order. ¹
18. Verb. To arrange, set in proper order. ¹
19. Verb. To issue a command. ¹
20. Verb. To request some product or service. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Order
1. to give a command or instruction to [v -ED, -ING, -S]
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Literary usage of Order
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"Pére Roque, in order to continue the conversation between himself and Arnoux, offered to see him home, "as well as Madame"—they were going the same way. ..."
2. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"As regards the relative order of two words, we distinguish between ... Thus the end- verb order in such a sentence as *'/ rains is merely the result of the ..."
3. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1900)
"IN most of the preceding investigations, the discussion has been restricted to a single equation of the first order. It is clear that many of the processes, ..."
4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"There the executive government is constantly struggling against immense obstacles, and has immense resources in order to overcome them ; so that it is ..."