Dictionary Results for order


1. order - 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"

Hypernym(s): command, bid, bidding, dictation




2. order - 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"

Synonym(s): order_of_magnitude

Hypernym(s): magnitude




3. order - noun

· established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"

Hypernym(s): state

Antonym(s): disorder




4. order - noun

· logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"

Synonym(s): ordering, ordination

Hypernym(s): arrangement




5. order - noun

· a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"

Synonym(s): orderliness

Hypernym(s): condition, status

Antonym(s): disorder, disorderliness




6. order - noun

· a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

Synonym(s): decree, edict, fiat, rescript

Hypernym(s): act, enactment




7. order - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): purchase_order

Hypernym(s): commercial_document, commercial_instrument




8. order - noun

· a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

Synonym(s): club, social_club, society, guild, gild, lodge

Hypernym(s): association




9. order - noun

· a body of rules followed by an assembly

Synonym(s): rules_of_order, parliamentary_law, parliamentary_procedure

Hypernym(s): rule, prescript




10. order - 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"

Synonym(s): Holy_Order, Order

Hypernym(s): status, position




11. order - noun

· a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"

Synonym(s): monastic_order

Hypernym(s): sect, religious_sect, religious_order




12. order - noun

· (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

Hypernym(s): taxonomic_group, taxonomic_category, taxon




13. order - noun

· a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; "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"

Hypernym(s): request, asking




14. order - 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

Hypernym(s): artistic_style, idiom




15. order - noun

· the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"

Synonym(s): ordering

Hypernym(s): organization, organisation




16. order - verb

· give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

Synonym(s): tell, enjoin, say

Hypernym(s): request




17. order - verb

· make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




18. order - verb

· issue commands or orders for

Synonym(s): prescribe, dictate

Hypernym(s): inflict, bring_down, visit, impose




19. order - verb

· bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

Synonym(s): regulate, regularize, regularise, govern

Hypernym(s): decide, make_up_one%27s_mind, determine




20. order - verb

· bring order to or into; "Order these files"

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up

Antonym(s): disorder




21. order - verb

· place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up




22. order - verb

· appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

Synonym(s): ordain, consecrate, ordinate

Hypernym(s): invest, vest, enthrone




23. order - verb

· arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

Synonym(s): arrange, set_up, put

Hypernym(s): organize, organise




24. order - verb

· assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Synonym(s): rate, rank, range, grade, place

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge





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