|1.||[ verb ] give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority|
|Synonyms:||tell say enjoin|
"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"
|Related terms:||request call direct command instruct warn injunction|
|2.||[ noun ] (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed|
"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
|Related terms:||command word summons marching_orders military plural|
|3.||[ verb ] make a request for something|
"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"
|Related terms:||request call place wish reorder commission orderer|
|4.||[ noun ] a degree in a continuum of size or quantity|
"it was on the order of a mile" "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
|Related terms:||magnitude rate|
|5.||[ noun ] established customary state (especially of society)|
"order ruled in the streets" "law and order"
|Related terms:||disorder state peace tranquillity harmony civil_order stability rule_of_law regulate|
|6.||[ noun ] logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements|
"we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
|Related terms:||arrangement arrangement series word_order bacteria_order genetic_code genome arrange|
|7.||[ verb ] issue commands or orders for|
|Related terms:||inflict mandate command decree prescription authoritarian|
|8.||[ noun ] a condition of regular or proper arrangement|
: "he put his desk in order" "the machine is now in working order"
|Related terms:||disorderliness disorderliness condition kelter tidiness spit_and_polish|
|9.||[ verb ] (law) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations|
|Synonyms:||govern regulate regularise regularize|
"We cannot regulate the way people dress" "This town likes to regulate"
|Related terms:||deregulate decide standardize zone government rule regulator standardization|
|10.||[ noun ] (law,writing) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)|
|Synonyms:||decree fiat rescript edict|
"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
|Related terms:||act prohibition stay imperial_decree curfew decree_nisi programma consent_decree papal_bull legal_separation law rule decree|
|11.||[ noun ] (writing) a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities|
"IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
|Related terms:||commercial_document mail_order production_order stop_order market_order stop_payment indent credit_order|
|12.||[ noun ] a formal association of people with similar interests|
|Synonyms:||club society gild lodge guild|
"he joined a golf club" "they formed a small lunch society" "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
|Related terms:||association sorority chapter fraternity country_club tennis_club yacht_club glee_club golf_club hunt Veterans_of_Foreign_Wars American_Legion bookclub racket_club athenaeum turnverein rowing_club slate_club chess_club secret_society service_club investors_club jockey_club club_member ordain|
|13.||[ noun ] a body of rules followed by an assembly|
|Synonyms:||parliamentary_law parliamentary_procedure rules_of_order|
|Related terms:||rule closure robert's_rules_of_order point_of_order previous_question standing_order interpellation proposer|
|14.||[ verb ] place in a certain order|
"order these files"
|Related terms:||arrange ordering|
|15.||[ verb ] bring order to or into|
"Order these files"
|Related terms:||disorder arrange tidy systematize collate disentangle route ordering|
|16.||[ noun ] (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans|
|Related terms:||artistic_style corinthian_order dorian_order composite_order tuscan_order ionian_order architecture|
|17.||[ noun ] a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.)|
"I gave the waiter my order"
|Related terms:||request short_order|
|18.||[ verb ] (government) of clerical posts|
|Synonyms:||ordain ordinate consecrate|
"he was ordained in the Church"
|Related terms:||invest club ordainer ordination|
|19.||[ noun ] (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy|
"theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate order"
|Related terms:||status priest acolyte subdeacon doorkeeper anagnost lector exorcist deacon|
|20.||[ verb ] arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.|
|Synonyms:||put set_up arrange|
"arrange my schedule" "set up one's life" "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
|Related terms:||organize synchronize ordering|
|21.||[ verb ] assign a rank or rating to|
|Synonyms:||rate place grade rank range|
"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
|Related terms:||judge downgrade upgrade subordinate reorder sequence seed shortlist superordinate prioritize rank gradation place grader gradation|
|22.||[ noun ] (religion) a group of person living under a religious rule|
"the order of Saint Benedict"
|Related terms:||sect benedictine_order franciscan_order carmelite_order carthusian_order dominican_order augustinian_order Society_of_Jesus|
|23.||[ noun ] (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families|
|Related terms:||taxonomic_group protoctist_order plant_order fungus_order animal_order class family suborder biology|
|24.||[ noun ] putting in order|
"there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
|Related terms:||organization succession layout scaling rank_order alphabetization rate|