arrangement

noun
ar·​range·​ment | \ ə-ˈrānj-mənt How to pronounce arrangement (audio) \

Definition of arrangement

1a : the state of being arranged : order everything in neat arrangement
b : the act of arranging was responsible for the arrangement of the details
2 : something arranged: such as
a : a preliminary measure : preparation travel arrangements
b : a piece of music that has been changed so that it can be performed by particular types of voices or instruments
c : an informal agreement or settlement especially on personal, social, or political matters arrangements under the new regime
3 : something made by arranging parts or things together a floral arrangement

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of arrangement in a Sentence

They changed the arrangement of furniture in the room. the collection and arrangement of data a chronological arrangement of historical events We tried several different arrangements of the parts. Having my brother and his wife living nearby was an ideal arrangement for our family. The family had very unusual living arrangements. “What were your sleeping arrangements?” “I slept on the bed while he slept on the floor.” We'll have to change the seating arrangements for the dinner party. Her job includes arrangement of her boss's travel plans. There was an unusual political arrangement between the two countries.
See More
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever the details of living together or in close proximity, the arrangement looks like a winning combination. Chris Farrell, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 Yet the financial arrangement between EVMS and Checks and Balances’s founder was never disclosed in the stories. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Sometimes though, when the arrangement doesn’t quite gel or the song no longer fits the tone of the album it was meant for, the tapes go into the vault for safekeeping. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 In an interview with Billboard last year, Tomorrowland co-founder Michiel Beers acknowledged the arrangement with Apple Music to license many of the sets from the virtual festival in July of 2020. Billboard, 3 June 2021 The new arrangement allows better control with half the power plants not operating. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2021 In addition to exasperating doctors and patients, the arrangement slowed the department’s operations. Chris Pomorski, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Even without the codeshare arrangement in place, however, Delta plans to allow travelers to continue accruing SkyMiles on Aeromexico flights, Reuters reported. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2021 The arrangement lasted until July 2019, when the two parties had a falling out. USA Today, 27 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'arrangement.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of arrangement

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for arrangement

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French arengement, from arenger "to arrange" + -ment -ment

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about arrangement

Time Traveler for arrangement

Time Traveler

The first known use of arrangement was in 1690

See more words from the same year

Statistics for arrangement

Last Updated

9 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Arrangement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrangement. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for arrangement

arrangement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arrangement

: the way that things or people are organized for a particular purpose or activity : the way that things or people are arranged
: something that is done to prepare or plan for something in the future
: a usually informal agreement

arrangement

noun
ar·​range·​ment | \ ə-ˈrānj-mənt How to pronounce arrangement (audio) \

Kids Definition of arrangement

1 : the act of putting things in order : the order in which things are put the arrangement of furniture in a room
2 : something made by putting things together and organizing them a flower arrangement
3 : preparation or planning done in advance Have you made arrangements for the trip?
4 : a usually informal agreement a business arrangement
5 : a piece of music written or changed to suit particular voices or instruments

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!