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Definition 1: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically

"his organization of the work force was very efficient"

(... is a kind of order ) an arrangement according to rank

(... is a kind of order ) the act of arranging in a graduated series

(... is a kind of order ) the action of following in order

"he played the trumps in sequence"

(... is a kind of order ) the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

(... is a kind of order ) the act of putting in alphabetical order

Definition 2: (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 - [noun denoting attribute]

(order is a kind of ...) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

(... is a kind of order ) the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no base

(... is a kind of order ) the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls

(... is a kind of order ) the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman order that combines the Corinthian acanthus leaves with the spiral scrolls of the Ionic order

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman order that resembles the Doric order but without a fluted shaft

(order belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 3: a degree in a continuum of size or quantity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was on the order of a mile
  • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

Definition 4: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

(... is a kind of order ) a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)

(... is a kind of order ) a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted

"the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"

(... is a kind of order ) a decree that prohibits something

(... is a kind of order ) an edict that has been publicly posted

(... is a kind of order ) a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

(... is a kind of order ) a decree issued by a sovereign ruler

(... is a kind of order ) a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date

(... is a kind of order ) an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited

(... is a kind of order ) an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt

(order belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • IBM received an order for a hundred computers

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) a document of or relating to commerce

(... is a kind of order ) an order that is received without payment; requires billing at a later date

(... is a kind of order ) an order for goods to be exported or imported

(... is a kind of order ) an order to a broker to sell or buy stocks or commodities at the prevailing market price

(... is a kind of order ) an order that initiates the manufacturing process

(... is a kind of order ) a repeated order for the same merchandise

"he's the one who sends out all the new orders and reorders"

(... is a kind of order ) an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level

(... is a kind of order ) a depositor's order to a bank to refuse payment on a check

(... is a kind of order ) a purchase negotiated by mail

Definition 6: a body of rules followed by an assembly - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) prescribed guide for conduct or action

(... is a kind of order ) (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy

(... is a kind of order ) a rule of order permanently in force

(... is a kind of order ) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

(... is a kind of order ) a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure

(... is a kind of order ) a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly

(... is an instance of order) a book of rules for presiding over a meeting; written by Henry M. Martin in 1876 and subsequently updated through many editions

(order is the domain which ... is member of) (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion

Definition 7: (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London

(order is a kind of ...) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(... is a kind of order ) an order from a superior officer for troops to depart

(... is a kind of order ) an order to appear in person at a given place and time

(... is a kind of order ) a verbal command for action

"when I give the word, charge!"

(order belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

(order is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 8: a request for something to be made, supplied, or served - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave the waiter my order
  • the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle

(order is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of order ) an order for food that can be prepared quickly

Definition 9: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements - [noun denoting group]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

"a flower arrangement"

(... is a kind of order ) an order of bacteria

(... is a kind of order ) the order of words in a text

(... is a kind of order ) the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells

(... is a kind of order ) the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism

"the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"

(... is a kind of order ) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

Definition 10: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families - [noun denoting group]

(order is a kind of ...) animal or plant group having natural relations

(... is a kind of order ) the order of animals

(... is a kind of order ) the order of protoctists

(... is a kind of order ) the order of plants

(... is a kind of order ) the order of fungi

(order is a member of ...) (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order

(order is a member of ...) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

"sharks belong to the fish family"

(... is a member of order) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

(order belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 11: a formal association of people with similar interests - [noun denoting group]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he joined a golf club
  • they formed a small lunch society
  • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

(... is a kind of order ) a club to promote and regulate horse racing

(... is a kind of order ) club for players of racket sports

(... is a kind of order ) a club for rowers

(... is a kind of order ) a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)

(... is a kind of order ) a social club for female undergraduates

(... is a kind of order ) a club of tumblers or gymnasts

(... is a kind of order ) club that promotes and supports yachting and boating

(... is a kind of order ) a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services

(... is a kind of order ) a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly

(... is a kind of order ) an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

(... is a kind of order ) a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning

(... is a kind of order ) a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices

(... is a kind of order ) a local branch of some fraternity or association

"he joined the Atlanta chapter"

(... is a kind of order ) a club of people to play chess

(... is a kind of order ) a suburban club for recreation and socializing

(... is a kind of order ) a social club for male undergraduates

(... is a kind of order ) a club organized to sing together

(... is a kind of order ) a club of people to play golf

(order is a member of ...) someone who is a member of a club

Definition 12: a group of person living under a religious rule - [noun denoting group]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the order of Saint Benedict

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) a subdivision of a larger religious group

(... is a kind of order ) any of several monastic orders observing a rule derived from the writings of St. Augustine

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century; noted for liturgical worship and for scholarly activities

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman Catholic mendicant order founded in the 12th century

(... is a kind of order ) an austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman Catholic order of mendicant preachers founded in the 13th century

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century

(... is a kind of order ) a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship

Definition 13: established customary state (especially of society) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • order ruled in the streets
  • law and order

(order is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of order ) the form of government of a social organization

(... is a kind of order ) a state of order in which events conform to the law

(... is a kind of order ) an untroubled state; free from disturbances

(... is a kind of order ) a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

(... is a kind of order ) a stable order (especially of society)

(... is a kind of order ) the state prevailing during the absence of war

Definition 14: (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy - [noun denoting state]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

(... is a kind of order ) someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches

(... is a kind of order ) a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)

(... is a kind of order ) a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

(... is a kind of order ) the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of order ) one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of order ) someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of order ) a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

(... is a kind of order ) a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

Definition 15: a condition of regular or proper arrangement - [noun denoting state]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put his desk in order
  • the machine is now in working order

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of order ) careful attention to order and appearance (as in the military)

(... is a kind of order ) in working order

"out of kilter" "in good kilter"

(... is a kind of order ) the habit of being tidy

Definition 16: bring order to or into - [verb of change]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Order these files

(order is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of order ) put (things or places) in order

"Tidy up your room!"

(... is a kind of order ) arrange according to a system or reduce to a system

"systematize our scientific knowledge"

(... is a kind of order ) to assemble in proper sequence

"collate the papers"

(... is a kind of order ) extricate from entanglement

"Can you disentangle the cord?"

Definition 17: place in a certain order - [verb of change]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • order the photos chronologically

(order is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 18: assign a rank or rating to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of order ) rate higher; raise in value or esteem

(... is a kind of order ) rate lower; lower in value or esteem

(... is a kind of order ) arrange in a sequence

(... is a kind of order ) assign a priority to

"we have too many things to do and must prioritize"

(... is a kind of order ) rank or order as less important or consider of less value

"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

(... is a kind of order ) assign a new order to

(... is a kind of order ) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

(... is a kind of order ) put someone or something on a short list

(... is a kind of order ) place in a superior order or rank

"These two notions are superordinated to a third"

Definition 19: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events - [verb of cognition]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arrange my schedule
  • set up one's life
  • I put these memories with those of bygone times

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of order ) arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

"synchronize biblical events"

(... is a kind of order ) divide, combine, or mark into phrases

"phrase a musical passage"

Definition 20: make a request for something - [verb of communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Order me some flowers
  • order a work stoppage

(order is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of order ) make a new request to be supplied with

"The store had to reorder the popular CD several times"

(... is a kind of order ) to arrange for

"place a phone call" "place a bet"

(... is a kind of order ) order or request or give a command for

"The unions called a general strike for Sunday"

(... is a kind of order ) order politely; express a wish for

(... is a kind of order ) place an order for

Definition 21: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority - [verb of communication]

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I said to him to go home
  • She ordered him to do the shopping
  • The mother told the child to get dressed

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

(... is a kind of order ) command with authority

"He directed the children to do their homework"

(... is a kind of order ) give instructions or directions for some task

"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

(... is a kind of order ) make someone do something

(... is a kind of order ) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

(... is a kind of order ) ask to go away

"The old man warned the children off his property"

(... is a kind of order ) (medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription

"the doctor prescribed steroids for my ear trouble"

Definition 22: issue commands or orders for - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) impose something unpleasant

"The principal visited his rage on the students"

(... is a kind of order ) make mandatory

"the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cannot regulate the way people dress
  • This town likes to regulate

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of order ) cause to conform to standard or norm

"The weights and measures were standardized"

(... is a kind of order ) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Samples where order or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ordained in the Church

Synonyms for order in the sense of this definition

(order is a kind of ...) provide with power and authority

"They vested the council with special rights"

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