['ɔːdə] or ['ɔrdɚ]
(noun.) the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; 'there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list'.
(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.
(noun.) 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'.
(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'.
(noun.) a body of rules followed by an assembly.
(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'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
(noun.) a group of person living under a religious rule; 'the order of Saint Benedict'.
(noun.) established customary state (especially of society); 'order ruled in the streets'; 'law and order'.
(verb.) place in a certain order; 'order the photos chronologically'.
(verb.) bring order to or into; 'Order these files'.
(verb.) make a request for something; 'Order me some flowers'; 'order a work stoppage'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) issue commands or orders for.
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(n.) Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
(n.) Of material things, like the books in a library.
(n.) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
(n.) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
(n.) Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
(n.) The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
(n.) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
(n.) That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
(n.) A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
(n.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
(n.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
(n.) 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.
(n.) To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
(n.) To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
(n.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
(v. i.) To give orders; to issue commands.
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Method, regularity, symmetry, regular arrangement.. Fit condition, proper state.. Regulation, rule, canon, prescription, law, standing rule.. Mandate, precept, injunction, command, direction, instruction, bidding.. Rank, class, grade, degree.. (Bot.) Family, tribe.. (Zoöl.) Sub-class, subordinate class.
v. a. . Regulate, arrange, systematize, adjust, methodize.. Manage, conduct, carry on.. Command, instruct, direct, bid, require, give an order to.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Arrangement, condition, sequence, direction, rank, grade, class, decree,succession, series, method, injunction, precept, command
n. regular arrangement method: degree rank or position: rule regular system or government: command: a class a society of persons of the same profession &c.: a religious fraternity: a dignity conferred by a sovereign &c. giving membership in a body after the medieval orders of knighthood also the distinctive insignia thereof: social rank generally: a number of genera having many important points in common: a commission to supply purchase or sell something: (archit.) one of the different ways in which the column with its various parts and its entablature are moulded and related to each other: due action towards some end esp. in old phrase 'to take order:' the sacerdotal or clerical function: (pl.) the several degrees or grades of the Christian ministry.—v.t. to arrange: to conduct: to command.—v.i. to give command.—ns. Or′der-book a book for entering the orders of customers the special orders of a commanding officer or the motions to be put to the House of Commons; Or′derer; Or′dering arrangement: management: the act or ceremony of ordaining as priests or deacons.—adj. Or′derless without order: disorderly.—n. Or′derliness.—adj. Or′derly in good order: regular: well regulated: of good behaviour: quiet: being on duty.—adv. regularly: methodically.—n. a non-commissioned officer who carries official messages for his superior officer formerly the first sergeant of a company.—adj. Or′dinate in order: regular.—n. the distance of a point in a curve from a straight line measured along another straight line at right angles to it—the distance of the point from the other of the two lines is called the abscissa and the two lines are the axes of co-ordinates.—adv. Or′dinately.—Order-in-Council a sovereign order given with advice of the Privy Council; Order-of-battle the arrangement of troops or ships at the beginning of a battle; Order-of-the-day in a legislative assembly the business set down to be considered on any particular day: any duty assigned for a particular day.—Close order the usual formation for soldiers in line or column the ranks 16 inches apart or for vessels two cables'-length (1440 ft.) apart—opp. to Extended order; Full orders the priestly order; Minor orders those of acolyte exorcist reader and doorkeeper; Open order a formation in which ships are four cables'-length (2880 ft.) apart; Sailing orders written instructions given to the commander of a vessel before sailing; Sealed orders such instructions as the foregoing not to be opened until a certain specified time; Standing orders or rules regulations for procedure adopted by a legislative assembly.—In order and Out of order in accordance with regular and established usage of procedure in subject or way of presenting it before a legislative assembly &c. or the opposite; In order to for the end that; Take order (Shak.) to take measures.
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To dream of any secret order, denotes a sensitive and excited organism, and the owner should cultivate practical and unselfish ideas and they may soon have opportunities for honest pleasures, and desired literary distinctions. There is a vision of selfish and designing friendships for one who joins a secret order. Young women should heed the counsel of their guardians, lest they fall into discreditable habits after this dream. If a young woman meets the head of the order, she should oppose with energy and moral rectitude against allurements that are set brilliantly and prominently before those of her sex. For her to think her mother has joined the order, and she is using her best efforts to have her mother repudiate her vows, denotes that she will be full of love for her parents, yet will wring their hearts with anguish by thoughtless disobedience. To see or hear that the leader is dead, foretells severe strains, and trials will eventually end in comparative good.
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- The streets are wisely made narrow and the houses heavy and thick and stony, in order that the people may be cool in this roasting climate. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The sign Bell out of order is usually due to the fact that the battery is either temporarily or permanently exhausted. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- Various methods were resorted to in order to keep mold and insects from spoiling the product. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The pouring of the entire house is accomplished in about six hours, and then the molds are left undisturbed for six days, in order that the concrete may set and harden. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- This preposterous order roused the Carthaginians to despair. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- She had not thought of her own situation at all: she was simply engrossed in trying to put a little order in theirs. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- And really, after a day or two of confusion worse confounded, it was delightful by degrees to invoke order from the chaos ourselves had made. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Orders were to move cautiously with skirmishers to the front to feel for the enemy. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Jos's London agents had orders to pay one hundred and twenty pounds yearly to his parents at Fulham. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Ask him to give yo' a bumper to the success of his orders. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- All these troops are subject to your orders as you come in communication with them. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Hears his number called, hears himself challenged, hears the rattle of the muskets, hears the orders 'Make ready! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- And they think she will have her orders in a day or two. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- We were occupying ceased to afford comfortable quarters; and further orders not reaching us, we began to look about to remedy the hardship. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- After waiting some time Mrs. Clements became alarmed, and ordered the cabman to drive back to her lodgings. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The next day, the 3d, I was ordered to Washington. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- To relieve them, I ordered a renewal of the assault. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- On the 12th of February I ordered Thomas to take Dalton and hold it, if possible; and I directed him to move without delay. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Compared with the vast gilded void of Mrs. Hatch's existence, the life of Lily's former friends seemed packed with ordered activities. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- I now regarded the time to accomplish anything by pursuit as past and, after Rosecrans reached Jonesboro, I ordered him to return. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- He did so, and I at once relieved him from the command of the 13th army corps and ordered him back to Springfield, Illinois. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- He took upon him all the care of the house, ordering dinner, &c. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- One day I lost all patience; and, ordering post-horses, went to join him at Melton by surprise. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- The season was bad, the roads impassable for anything except such an army as he had, and I should not have thought of ordering such a move. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- That he laughed at their folly, and went himself in the boat, ordering his men to take a strong cable along with them. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- It was a great joy to her to DO things, and to have the ordering of the job, with Birkin. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- He blushed a little, and ordering my coachman to stop, told me that I looked remarkably well and that he knew all about me. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Only as I have neither husband nor child to give me natural duties, I must make myself some, in addition to ordering my gowns. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
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