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order

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1 the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another

  • you always keep your books in perfect alphabetical order
  • we haven't found out the order of the speeches yet
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3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common

  • collects movie posters, photographs and autographs of the stars, and other memorabilia of that order
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4 a piece of metal given in honor of a special event, a person, or an achievement

  • a book with full-color illustrations of British orders and decorations
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5 a state of being or fitness

  • finally got the car back in working order
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6 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned

  • the commander issued an order that the number of guards for the prisoner be doubled
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7 one of the segments of society into which people are grouped

  • the lower orders were once expected to be content living out their lives as servants to the upper classes
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8 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic

  • regards draftees as an entirely different order of soldier and less desirable than volunteers
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order

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1 to put into a particular arrangement

  • I've ordered all of my CDs according to type of music
  • he likes to order his life so that there are few surprises
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2 to give a request or demand for

  • the players ordered hamburgers for lunch
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call for

3 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority

  • the teacher ordered that everyone sit down immediately and be quiet
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call for

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4 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority

  • the police officer ordered the crowd to back away from the suspect
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Synonym Discussion of order

order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.
    • ordered her business affairs
arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.
    • arranged the files numerically
marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.
    • marshaling the facts for argument
organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.
    • organized the volunteers into teams
systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.
    • systematized billing procedures
methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.
    • methodizes every aspect of daily living

synonyms see in addition command



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