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order

noun (n)

  • (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London.
    source: wordnet30
  • a degree in a continuum of size or quantity (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    It was on the order of a mile.
    An explosion of a low order of magnitude.
    source: wordnet30
  • established customary state (especially of society) (noun.state)
    Antonym: disorder
    Example:
    Order ruled in the streets.
    Law and order.
    source: wordnet30
  • logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements (noun.group)
    Synonym: ordering, ordination
    Example:
    We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation.
    source: wordnet30
  • a condition of regular or proper arrangement (noun.state)
    Synonym: orderliness
    Antonym: disorder, disorderliness
    Example:
    He put his desk in order.
    The machine is now in working order.
    source: wordnet30
  • a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: decree, edict, fiat, rescript
    Example:
    A friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there.
    source: wordnet30
  • a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities (noun.communication)
    Synonym: purchase order
    Example:
    IBM received an order for a hundred computers.
    source: wordnet30
  • a formal association of people with similar interests (noun.group)
    Example:
    Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today.
    source: wordnet30
  • a body of rules followed by an assembly (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy (noun.state)
    Synonym: holy order
    Example:
    Theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order.
    source: wordnet30
  • a group of person living under a religious rule (noun.group)
    Synonym: monastic order
    Example:
    The order of Saint Benedict.
    source: wordnet30
  • (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a request for something to be made, supplied, or served (noun.communication)
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • (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 (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement (noun.act)
    Synonym: ordering
    Example:
    There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list.
    source: wordnet30
  • Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (verb.communication)
    Synonym: enjoin, say, tell
    Example:
    She ordered him to do the shopping.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a request for something (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Order me some flowers.
    Order a work stoppage.
    source: wordnet30
  • issue commands or orders for (verb.communication)
    Synonym: dictate, prescribe
    source: wordnet30
  • bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • bring order to or into (verb.change)
    Antonym: disarray, disorder
    Example:
    Order these files.
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  • place in a certain order (verb.change)
    Example:
    Order the photos chronologically.
    source: wordnet30
  • appoint to a clerical posts (verb.social)
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  • arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: arrange, put, set up
    source: wordnet30
  • assign a rank or rating to (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: grade, place, range, rank, rate
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To give orders; to issue commands. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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