1. (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed (synset 107183274)
    "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
  2. A degree in a continuum of size or quantity (synset 105098520)
    "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
  3. Established customary state (especially of society) (synset 113991994)
    "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
  4. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements (synset 108474004)
    "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
  5. A condition of regular or proper arrangement (synset 114520294)
    "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
  6. A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) (synset 106551761)
    "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
  7. A commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities (synset 106541210)
    "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
  8. A formal association of people with similar interests (synset 108244135)
    "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  9. A body of rules followed by an assembly (synset 106665623)
  10. (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy (synset 113974030)
    "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"
  11. A group of person living under a religious rule (synset 108164801)
    "the order of Saint Benedict"
  12. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families (synset 108123900)
  13. A request for something to be made, supplied, or served (synset 107294392)
    "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"
  14. (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 (synset 104706004)
  15. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement (synset 101011813)
    "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
  1. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (synset 200748704)
    "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  2. Make a request for something (synset 200747485)
    "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  3. Issue commands or orders for (synset 200749139)
  4. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage;
    Impose regulations (synset 202517217)
    "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
  5. Bring order to or into (synset 200278429)
    "Order these files"
  6. Place in a certain order (synset 200277653)
    "order the photos chronologically"
  7. Appoint to a clerical posts (synset 202391154)
    "he was ordained in the Church"
  8. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (synset 200737576)
    "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  9. Assign a rank or rating to (synset 200659723)
    "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

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