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Meaning of order by Wiktionary Dictionary

order


    Alternative forms

    • ordre ( obsolete )

    Etymology

    From Middle English ordre, from Old French ordre, ordne, ordene ( “order, rank” ), from Latin ōrdinem, accusative of ōrdō ( “row, rank, regular arrangement”, literally “row of threads in a loom” ), from Proto-Italic *ored( h )- ( “to arrange” ), of unknown origin. Related to Latin ōrdior ( “begin”, literally “begin to weave” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈɔːdə/, X-SAMPA: /"O:d@/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈɔɹdɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"Ord@`/
    • Rhymes: -ɔː( r )də( r )
    • Hyphenation: or‧der

    Noun

    order ( countable and uncountable; plural: orders )

    1. ( uncountable ) Arrangement, disposition, sequence .
    2. ( uncountable ) The state of being well arranged .
    3. ( countable ) A command .
    4. ( countable ) A request for some product or service .
    5. ( countable ) 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 .
    6. ( countable ) A society of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath .
    7. ( countable ) 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 .
    8. ( countable, biology, taxonomy ) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank
      Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales .
    9. ( cricket ) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order .
    10. ( electronics ) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    11. ( chemistry ) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products .
    12. ( mathematics ) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure .
    13. ( graph theory ) The number of vertices in a graph
    14. ( order theory ) A partially ordered set .
    15. ( order theory ) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partically ordered set .
    16. ( mathematics ) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial .

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    Verb

    order ( third-person singular simple present orders present participle ordering, simple past and past participle ordered )

    1. To set in some sort of order .
    2. To arrange, set in proper order .
    3. To issue a command .
    4. To request some product or service .
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Explanation of order by Wordnet Dictionary

order


    Verb
    1. place in a certain order

    2. order the photos chronologically
    3. bring order to or into

    4. Order these files
    5. assign a rank or rating to

    6. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

    7. make a request for something

    8. Order me some flowers
      order a work stoppage
    9. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

    10. She ordered him to do the shopping
    11. issue commands or orders for

    12. appoint to a clerical posts

    13. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage

    Noun
    1. the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

    2. there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
    3. 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

    4. a degree in a continuum of size or quantity

    5. it was on the order of a mile
      an explosion of a low order of magnitude
    6. a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities

    7. IBM received an order for a hundred computers
    8. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record ( as if issued by a court or judge )

    9. a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
    10. a body of rules followed by an assembly

    11. a command given by a superior ( e.g., a military or law enforcement officer ) that must be obeyed

    12. the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
    13. a request for something to be made, supplied, or served

    14. 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
    15. taxonomic group containing one or more families

    16. a group of person living under a religious rule

    17. the order of Saint Benedict
    18. a formal association of people with similar interests

    19. men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
    20. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

    21. we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
    22. the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

    23. theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order
    24. established customary state ( especially of society )

    25. order ruled in the streets
      law and order
    26. a condition of regular or proper arrangement

    27. he put his desk in order
      the machine is now in working order


    Definition of order by GCIDE Dictionary

    order


    1. Order n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. Ordain, Ordinal.]

      1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: Of material things, like the books in a library. Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource. Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.

      The side chambers were . . . thirty in order. Ezek. xli. 6.

      Bright-harnessed angels sit in order serviceable. Milton.

      Good order is the foundation of all good things. Burke.

      2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, “the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.” Locke.

      3. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion. Dantiel.

      And, pregnant with his grander thought,

      Brought the old order into doubt. Emerson.

      4. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, “to preserve order in a community or an assembly”.

      5. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, “the rules and orders of the senate”.

      The church hath authority to establish that for an order at one time which at another time it may abolish. Hooker.

      6. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.

      Upon this new fright, an order was made by both houses for disarming all the papists in England. Clarendon.

      7. 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”.

      In those days were pit orders -- beshrew the uncomfortable manager who abolished them. Lamb.

      8. 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.”

      They are in equal order to their several ends. Jer. Taylor.

      Various orders various ensigns bear. Granville.

      Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime. Hawthorne.



      9. 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.”

      Find a barefoot brother out,

      One of our order, to associate me. Shak.

      The venerable order of the Knights Templars. Sir W. Scott.

      10. 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”.

      11. ( Arch. ) 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.

      ☞ The Greeks used three different orders, easy to distinguish, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans added the Tuscan, and changed the Doric so that it is hardly recognizable, and also used a modified Corinthian called Composite. The Renaissance writers on architecture recognized five orders as orthodox or classical, -- Doric ( the Roman sort ), Ionic, Tuscan, Corinthian, and Composite. See Illust. of Capital.

      12. ( Nat. Hist. ) An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, “the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia”.

      ☞ The Linnaean artificial orders of plants rested mainly on identity in the numer of pistils, or agreement in some one character. Natural orders are groups of genera agreeing in the fundamental plan of their flowers and fruit. A natural order is usually ( in botany ) equivalent to a family, and may include several tribes.

      13. ( Rhet. ) The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.

      14. ( Math. ) Rank; degree; “order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation”.

      Artificial order or Artificial system. See Artificial classification, under Artificial, and Note to def. 12 above. -- Close order ( Mil. ), the arrangement of the ranks with a distance of about half a pace between them; with a distance of about three yards the ranks are in open order. -- The four Orders, The Orders four, the four orders of mendicant friars. See Friar. Chaucer. -- General orders ( Mil. ), orders issued which concern the whole command, or the troops generally, in distinction from special orders. -- Holy orders. ( Eccl. ) The different grades of the Christian ministry; ordination to the ministry. See def. 10 above. ( R. C. Ch. ) A sacrament for the purpose of conferring a special grace on those ordained. -- In order to, for the purpose of; to the end; as means to.


      The best knowledge is that which is of greatest use iOrder n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. Ordain, Ordinal.]

      1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: Of material things, like the books in a library. Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource. Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.

      The side chambers were . . . thirty in order. Ezek. xli. 6.

      Bright-harnessed angels sit in order serviceable. Milton.

      Good order is the foundation of all good things. Burke.

      2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, “the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.” Locke.

      3. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion. Dantiel.

      And, pregnant with his grander thought,

      Brought the old order into doubt. Emerson.

      4. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, “to preserve order in a community or an assembly”.

      5. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, “the rules and orders of the senate”.

      The church hath authority to establish that for an order at one time which at another time it may abolish. Hooker.

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    2. Order v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ordered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ordering.] [From Order, n.]
      1. 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.

      To him that ordereth his conversation aright. Ps. 1. 23.

      Warriors old with ordered spear and shield. Milton.

      2. To give an order to; to command; as, “to order troops to advance”.

      3. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, “to order a carriage; to order groceries.”

      4. ( Eccl. ) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

      These ordered folk be especially titled to God. Chaucer.

      Persons presented to be ordered deacons. Bk. of Com. Prayer.

      Order arms ( Mil. ), the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.

    3. Order, v. i. To give orders; to issue commands.

    4. Series n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.]
      1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, “a continuous series of calamitous events”.

      During some years his life a series of triumphs. Macaulay.

      2. ( Biol. ) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.

      ☞ Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species.

      3. ( Bot. ) In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.

      4. ( Math. ) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, “an arithmetical series; a geometrical series”.

      5. ( Elec. ) A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed to parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series.

      6. ( Com. ) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.