Order meaning

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A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
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A fixed or definite plan; system; law of arrangement.
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A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
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A group or class of persons set off from others by some trait or quality.
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Order is a state of peace or things being in the right place.

An example of order is the feeling in a child's room when all the toys are put away.

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The definition of an order is a position, rank or arrangement of people or things.

An example of order is people being served food according to when they arrived in a restaurant.

An example of order is the names of fruit being listed by where their first letter occurs in the alphabet.

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A sequence or arrangement of successive things.

Changed the order of the files.

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The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law.

The bailiff called the court to order.

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A group of persons living under a religious rule.

Order of Saint Benedict.

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An organization of people united by a common fraternal bond or social aim.
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A social class.

The lower orders.

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A class defined by the common attributes of its members; a kind.
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Degree of quality or importance; rank.

Poetry of a high order.

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To put into a methodical, systematic arrangement.

Ordered the books on the shelf.

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To predestine; ordain.
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To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
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Social position; rank in the community.
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A state of peace and serenity; observance of the law; orderly conduct.
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The sequence or arrangement of things or events; series; succession.
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A state or condition in which everything is in its right place and functioning properly; specif., a condition conforming to established rules of orderly procedure, as in a court, legislative body, etc.
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Condition or state in general.

Not in working order.

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A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority.
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A distinctive group; class; kind; sort.

Paintings of the highest order.

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An established method or system, as of conduct or action in meetings, worship, court, etc.
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A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a family and below a class: it can include one family or many similar families: the Latinized order names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Fabales, legumes)
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The arrangement or sequence of elements within a grammatical unit.
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A direction or command of a court, judge, public body, etc.
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To put or keep in order; organize; arrange.
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To request or direct that (something) be supplied, done, carried out, etc.

To order merchandise, to order a hearing.

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To ordain (a priest, etc.)
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To give a command.
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To request that something be supplied.
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Used to call for quiet and orderly conduct, as to begin a formal meeting.
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A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
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A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
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A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
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A command, instruction, or direction by the court or by a judge intended to adjudicate some point or to direct some step in a legal proceeding.
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An order that disposes of the entire case, but may be appealed to a higher court. See also judgment.
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An order relating to only a portion of the case, but not a final disposition.
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See restraining order.
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An order requiring a person to appear in court and explain why certain relief should not be granted.
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Order is defined as to organize or arrange people or things or command or ask someone to do something.

An example of order is lining people up by their height.

An example of order is asking for menu items at a restaurant.

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An authoritative indication to be obeyed; a command or direction.
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A directive or command of a court.
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Any of the nine grades or choirs of angels.
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in order that
  • So that.
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in order to
  • For the purpose of.
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in short order
  • With no delay; quickly.
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on order
  • Requested but not yet delivered.
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on the order of
  • Of a kind or fashion similar to; like:.
    A house on the order of a mountain lodge.
  • Approximately; about:.
    Equipment costing on the order of a million dollars.
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to order
  • According to the buyer's specifications.
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by order of
  • According to the command of.
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call to order
  • To request to be quiet, as to start (a meeting).
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in order
  • As a means to; so as to; to.
    Reduce spending in order to eliminate debt.
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in (or out of) order
  • In (or not in) proper sequence or position.
  • In (or not in) good or working condition.
  • In (or not in) accordance with the rules, as of parliamentary procedure.
  • Being (or not being) suitable to the occasion.
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in order that
  • So that; to the end that.
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in short order
  • Without delay; quickly.
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on order
  • Ordered, or requested, but not yet supplied.
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on the order of
  • Somewhat resembling; similar to.
  • Approximately; roughly.
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order around
  • To treat in a domineering manner.
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tall order
  • A difficult task or requirement.
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to order
  • In accordance with the buyer's specifications.
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Origin of order

  • Middle English ordre from Old French variant of ordene from Latin ōrdō ōrdin- ar- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition