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'order' - used as a noun
1. (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
2. (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
3. 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
4. established customary state (especially of society)
order ruled in the streets
law and order
5. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
6. a condition of regular or proper arrangement
he put his desk in order
the machine is now in working order
7. 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
8. 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
9. a formal association of people with similar interests
men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
10. a body of rules followed by an assembly
11. a group of person living under a religious rule
the order of Saint Benedict
12. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
13. a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.)
I gave the waiter my order
14. (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
15. the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

'order' - used as a verb
16. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
She ordered him to do the shopping
17. make a request for something
Order me some flowers
order a work stoppage
18. issue commands or orders for
19. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
20. bring order to or into
Order these files
21. place in a certain order
order these files
22. appoint to a clerical posts
23. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
24. assign a rank or rating to

derived forms
1. Order / Plural
orders
2. Order / Past
ordered
3. Order / Third Person
orders
4. Order / Present Participle
ordering
Variations of 'order'
 
Antonym
  • disorder
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