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orders

noun , plural of 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 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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