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English Dictionary: order by the DICT Development Group
6 results for order
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): order, order of magnitude
  3. established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
    Antonym(s): disorder
  4. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
    Synonym(s): ordering, order, ordination
  5. a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
    Synonym(s): orderliness, order
    Antonym(s): disorder, disorderliness
  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"
    Synonym(s): decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
  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"
    Synonym(s): order, purchase order
  8. 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"
    Synonym(s): club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order
  9. a body of rules followed by an assembly
    Synonym(s): order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure
  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"
    Synonym(s): Holy Order, Order
  11. a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
    Synonym(s): order, monastic 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"
    Synonym(s): order, ordering
  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"
    Synonym(s): order, tell, enjoin, say
  2. make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  3. issue commands or orders for
    Synonym(s): order, prescribe, dictate
  4. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
    Synonym(s): regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern
    Antonym(s): deregulate
  5. bring order to or into; "Order these files"
    Antonym(s): disarray, disorder
  6. place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"
  7. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
    Synonym(s): ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order
  8. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
    Synonym(s): arrange, set up, put, order
  9. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    Synonym(s): rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Series \Se"ries\, n.
      1. (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.
      2. (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}.
      3. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Order \Or"der\, 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:
            (a) Of material things, like the books in a library.
            (b) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a
            (c) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
                           The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
                                                                              --Ezek. xli.
                           Bright-harnessed angels sit in order
                           serviceable.                                 --Milton.
                           Good order is the foundation of all good things.
      2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition;
            as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
      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.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Order \Or"der\, 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.
      2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to
      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.
                     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 but resting on the ground; also,
            the position taken at such a command.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Order \Or"der\, v. i.
      To give orders; to issue commands.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
      Note: In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the
               constituent elements into which all contracts are
      {Acceptance of a bill of exchange}, {check}, {draft}, [or]
      {order}, is an engagement to pay it according to the terms.
            This engagement is usually made by writing the word
            [bd]accepted[b8] across the face of the bill.
      {Acceptance of goods}, under the statute of frauds, is an
            intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of
            the transaction.
      6. Meaning; acceptation. [Obs.]
      {Acceptance of persons}, partiality, favoritism. See under
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