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orders

noun
plural of order

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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 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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6 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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7 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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orders

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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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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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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“Orders.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/orders. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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