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"

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
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"
Exact synonyms: Enjoin, Say, Tell
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"
Exact synonyms: Order Of Magnitude
Generic synonyms: Magnitude

4. Verb. Make a request for something. "Order a work stoppage"
Specialized synonyms: Reorder, Place, Call, Wish, Commission
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Orderer

5. Noun. Established customary state (especially of society). "Law and order"
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Civil Order, Polity, Rule Of Law, Quiet, Tranquility, Tranquillity, Concord, Concordance, Harmony, Stability, Peace
Antonyms: Disorder
Derivative terms: Orderly

6. Verb. Issue commands or orders for.
Exact synonyms: Dictate, Prescribe
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"
Exact synonyms: Ordering, Ordination
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"

9. Noun. A condition of regular or proper arrangement. "The machine is now in working order"
Exact synonyms: Orderliness
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"

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"
Exact synonyms: Decree, Edict, Fiat, Rescript
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"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: Orderer, Ordering

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"

14. Verb. Appoint to a clerical posts. "He was ordained in the Church"
Exact synonyms: Consecrate, Ordain, Ordinate
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"

16. Verb. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events. "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
Exact synonyms: Arrange, Put, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Contemporise, Contemporize, Synchronise, Synchronize, Phrase
Generic synonyms: Organise, Organize
Derivative terms: Ordering

17. Noun. A body of rules followed by an assembly.

18. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue order the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

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"
Exact synonyms: Holy 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"

21. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
Specialized synonyms: Animal Order, Protoctist Order, Plant Order, Fungus Order
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"
Generic synonyms: Asking, Request
Specialized synonyms: Short Order

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.

24. Noun. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement. "There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"

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:

Definition of Order

1. to give a command or instruction to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Order

1. A taxonomic classification between class and family. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Order

ordeal bean
ordeal tree
order (current term)
order Acarina
order Accipitriformes
order Actinaria
order Actiniaria
order Actinomycetales
order Actinomyxidia
order Aepyorniformes
order Agaricales
order Alcyonaria
order Alismales
order Amoebida
order Amoebina

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 ..."

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