Arrange Definition

arranged, arranges, arranging
arranged, arranges, arranging
To put into a specific order or relation; dispose.
Arrange shoes in a neat row.
American Heritage
To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order.
Webster's New World
To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
Webster's New World
To plan or prepare for.
Arrange a picnic.
American Heritage
To sort systematically; classify.
Webster's New World

Origin of Arrange

  • From Middle English arengen, arrangen (“to draw up a battle line”) from Old French arengier, arrangier (“to put in a line, put in a row”) from reng, rang, ranc (“line, row, rank”), from Frankish hring (“ring”), from Proto-Germanic *hringaz (“something bent or curved”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to bend, turn”). Akin to Old High German (h)ring, Old Frisian hring, Old English hring, hrincg (“ring”), Old Norse hringr (“ring, circle, queue, sword; ship”). More at ring

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English arengen from Old French arengier a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) rengier to put in a line (from reng rank (of warriors), line) (of Germanic origin sker-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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