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  • the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
    • there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
  • (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
  • 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
  • (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
  • a group of person living under a religious rule
    • the order of Saint Benedict
  • (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
  • a body of rules followed by an assembly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • a condition of regular or proper arrangement
    • he put his desk in order
    • the machine is now in working order
  • logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
  • established customary state (especially of society)
    • order ruled in the streets
    • law and order
  • 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
  • (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
  • assign a rank or rating to
    • how would you rank these students?
    • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
  • arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    • arrange my schedule
    • set up one's life
    • I put these memories with those of bygone times
  • appoint to a clerical posts
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • place in a certain order
    • order the photos chronologically
  • bring order to or into
    • Order these files
  • bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • issue commands or orders for
  • make a request for something
    • Order me some flowers
    • order a work stoppage
  • 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
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