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Definition of ORDER
Pronunciation : ORDER

noun : ORDER

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order" ;

  • 4. (

    ) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families ;

  • 13. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list" ;

verb : ORDER

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage" ;

  • 5. (

    ) bring order to or into; "Order these files" ;

  • 6. (

    ) place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically" ;

  • 8. (

    ) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times" ;

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