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Order (IPA: /ˈɔɹdɝ/)


Order (n.)

Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system

Order (n.)

Of material things, like the books in a library.

Order (n.)

Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.

Order (n.)

Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.

Order (n.)

Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.

Order (n.)

The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.

Order (n.)

Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.

Order (n.)

That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.

Order (n.)

A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.

Order (n.)

Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.

Order (n.)

A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.

Order (n.)

A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.

Order (n.)

An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; -- often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.

Order (n.)

The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.

Order (n.)

An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.

Order (n.)

The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.

Order (n.)

Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.

Order (n.)

To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.

Order (n.)

To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.

Order (n.)

To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.

Order (n.)

To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

Order (v. i.)

To give orders; to issue commands.

Order

Taxonomic rank or a taxon in that rank (use this instead of Q10861678)

Order

Visible honour awarded to an individual recipient

Order

Stated intention to engage in a commercial transaction for specific products or services

Order

Instruction directed by law, judgment or administrative act to a natural or legal person to obey a certain behavior

Order

Cardinality of a group, or where the element a of a group is the smallest positive integer m such that am = e

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "in order to change poverty into wealth, one must start by displaying it." - Jean-Paul Sartre

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To Scratch and Grounder) I order you to break my fall!" - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .the order of betweenness does not depend on mutual distances... betweenness is purely a relational order." - Hans Reichenbach

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A master should be paid liberally, in order to secure a person properly qualified." - John Romilly, 1st Baron Romilly

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A writer should always bravely face life, risking death and mutilation in order to dethrone an emperor." - Mo Yan


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