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  Definition of Order
  1. putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
  2. (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
  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. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. a body of rules followed by an assembly
  7. (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"
  8. a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); "I gave the waiter my order"
  9. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
  10. a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
  11. a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  12. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
  13. (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"
  14. established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
  15. a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
  16. place in a certain order; "order these files"
  17. bring order to or into; "Order these files"
  18. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  19. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one''s life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  20. make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  21. 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"
  22. issue commands or orders for
  23. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
  24. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
Similar Words: ordering, order of magnitude, purchase order, decree, edict, fiat, rescript, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, monastic order, club, society, guild, gild, lodge, ordination, holy order, orderliness, rate, rank, range, grade, place, arrange, set up, put, tell, enjoin, say, prescribe, dictate, ordain, consecrate, ordinate, regulate, regularize, regularise, govern


Hyponyms: rank order, scaling, grading, succession, sequence, layout, alphabetization, alphabetisation, Doric order, Dorian order, Ionic order, Ionian order, Corinthian order, Composite order, Tuscan order, credit order, bill-me order, indent, market order, production order, stop order, stop-loss order, stop payment, mail order, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, imperial decree, legal separation, judicial separation, programma, prohibition, ban, proscription, stay, bull, papal bull, interpellation, standing order, closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law, point of order, previous question, Robert's Rules of Order, marching orders, summons, word, short order, animal order, protoctist order, plant order, fungus order, Augustinian order, Benedictine order, order of Saint Benedict, Carmelite order, Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carthusian order, Dominican order, Franciscan order, Jesuit order, Society of Jesus, athenaeum, atheneum, bookclub, chapter, chess club, country club, fraternity, frat, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, slate club, sorority, turnverein, yacht club, boat club, service club, bacteria order, word order, genetic code, genome, series, acolyte, anagnost, deacon, doorkeeper, ostiary, ostiarius, exorcist, lector, reader, priest, subdeacon, civil order, polity, rule of law, tranquillity, quiet, harmony, concord, concordance, stability, peace, spit and polish, kilter, kelter, tidiness, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away, systematize, systematise, systemize, systemise, collate, disentangle, unsnarl, superordinate, shortlist, seed, reorder, subordinate, prioritize, prioritise, downgrade, upgrade, synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporise, place, call, wish, commission, direct, instruct, command, require, compel, send for, warn, mandate, standardize, standardise, zone, district


Member Meronyms: class


Derivational Morphology: rate, rank, range, grade, place, prescribe, dictate, tell, enjoin, say, rule, decree, ordain, consecrate, ordinate, club, arrange, set up, put, regulate, regularize, regularise, govern, ordering, ordination, orderer, systematizer, systematiser, systemizer, systemiser, systematist, position, mark, score, level, tier, gradation, step, graduation, grader, scaling, grading, order of magnitude, purchase order, injunction, edict, fiat, rescript, authoritarian, dictator, command, bid, bidding, dictation, prescription, society, guild, gild, lodge, consecration, ordainer, ordinance, government, governor, regulator, regulation, regularization, regularisation, regulating


Anagrams: rodeo, erode


Language Translations:
Arabic: يرتب   Chinese: 命令 and 次序  
Dutch: bestellen and bestelling and bevelen and orde and ordenen and order and volgorde   Finnish: järjestää and järjestys and käskeä and käsky and lahko and tilata and tilaus and veljeskunta  
French: commande and commander and ordre   German: befehlen and bestellen and Bestellung and Orden and Order and ordnen and Ordnung  
Greek: παραγγέλνω and παραγγελία and σειρά and τάγμα and διαταγή   Hungarian: elrendel and parancs and rend and rendel and rendelés and rendez and rendezés  
Indonesian: aturan and memerintah and memesan and mengatur and ordo and perintah and pesanan   Interlingua: ordinar and ordine  
Italian: ordinare and ordinazione and ordine   Japanese: and 秩序 and 順序 and 命令 and 注文  
Korean: 명령 and 질서   Norwegian: beordre and bestille and ordne  
Polish: porządek and rozkaz and zakon and zamówienie   Portuguese: encomenda and encomendar and ordem and ordenar  
Russian: заказ and заказывать and орден and отряд and порядок and приводить в порядок and приказ and приказывать and упорядочивать   Slovene: naročilo and naročiti and red and ukaz and ukazati  
Spanish: orden and ordenar   Swedish: befallning and ordning and ordnung  
Telugu: అమరిక and అమర్చు and ఆదేశము and ఆదేశించు and క్రమ పద్ధతి   Urdu: منگانا  
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