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Order meaning

order - 33 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. a group of person living under a religious rule; " the order of Saint Benedict"
  3. 3. ( 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"
  4. 4. established customary state ( especially of society); " order ruled in the streets"; " law and order"
  5. 5. place in a certain order; " order these files"
  6. 6. bring order to or into; " Order these files"
  7. 7. make a request for something; " Order me some flowers"; " order a work stoppage"
  8. 8. 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"
  9. 9. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
  10. 10. Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
  11. 11. Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
  12. 12. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
  13. 13. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
  14. 14. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
  15. 15. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
  16. 16. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
  22. 22. The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
  23. 23. Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
  26. 26. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
  27. 27. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
  28. 28. To give orders; to issue commands.
  29. 29. A decision issued by a court. It can be a simple command-- for example, ordering a recalcitrant witness to answer a proper question-- or it can be a complicated and reasoned decision made after a hearing, directing that a party either do or refrain from some act. For example, following a hearing, the court may order that evidence gathered by the police not be introduced at trial; or a judge may issue a temporary restraining order. This term usually does not describe the final decision in a case, which most often is called a judgment.
  30. 30. 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 of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. Regular arrangement; quiet; rule; command; a class or society.
  33. 33. To arrange; command.

order - examples of usage

  1. Marion's order, which was to leave it in such case under Maham. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. 7656. How often does it happen in the course of a year that you give an order of that sort? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. In that case, sometimes, but not often, I would give an order for a little meal. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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