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Order

Or´der
n.1.
1.Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
- Ezek. xli. 6.
Good order is the foundation of all good things.
- Burke.
2.Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
3.The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
4.Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
5.That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
6.A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
7.Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.
8.A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
They are in equal order to their several ends.
- Jer. Taylor.
Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
- Hawthorne.
9.A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
The venerable order of the Knights Templars.
- Sir W. Scott.
10.An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; - often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
11.(Arch.) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
12.(Nat. Hist.) An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
13.(Rhet.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
14.(Math.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
Artificial order
See Artificial classification, under Artificial, and Note to def. 12 above.
Close order
(Mil.) the arrangement of the ranks with a distance of about half a pace between them; with a distance of about three yards the ranks are in open order.
The four Orders
the four orders of mendicant friars. See Friar.
General orders
(Mil.) orders issued which concern the whole command, or the troops generally, in distinction from special orders.
- Chaucer.
Holy orders
a - (Eccl.) The different grades of the Christian ministry; ordination to the ministry. See def. 10 above.
b - (R. C. Ch.) A sacrament for the purpose of conferring a special grace on those ordained.
In order to
for the purpose of; to the end; as means to.
Minor orders
(R. C. Ch.) orders beneath the diaconate in sacramental dignity, as acolyte, exorcist, reader, doorkeeper.
Money order
(Bot.) See def.
Order book
a - A merchant's book in which orders are entered.
b - (Mil.) A book kept at headquarters, in which all orders are recorded for the information of officers and men.
c - A book in the House of Commons in which proposed orders must be entered.
Order in Council
a royal order issued with and by the advice of the Privy Council.
Order of battle
(Mil.) the particular disposition given to the troops of an army on the field of battle.
Order of the day
in legislative bodies, the special business appointed for a specified day.
Order of a differential equation
(Math.) the greatest index of differentiation in the equation.
Sailing orders
(Naut.) the final instructions given to the commander of a ship of war before a cruise.
Sealed orders
orders sealed, and not to be opened until a certain time, or arrival at a certain place, as after a ship is at sea.
Standing order
a - A continuing regulation for the conduct of parliamentary business.
b - (Mil.) An order not subject to change by an officer temporarily in command.
To give order
to give command or directions.
To take order for
to take charge of; to make arrangements concerning.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
[imp. & p. p. Ordered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ordering.]
2.To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
3.To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
4.(Eccl.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
Persons presented to be ordered deacons.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Order arms
(Mil.) the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
v. i.1.To give orders; to issue commands.
Noun1.Orderorder - (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"
2.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"
3.order - established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
Antonyms:
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
4.order - logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
Synonyms: ordering, ordination
5.order - a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
Synonyms: orderliness
Antonyms:
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
6.order - 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"
Synonyms: decree, fiat, rescript, edict
7.Orderorder - 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"
Synonyms: purchase order
8.order - 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"
Synonyms: gild, guild, lodge, society, club
9.order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
10.order - (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"
Synonyms: holy order
11.Orderorder - a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
Synonyms: monastic order
12.order - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
13.order - a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); "I gave the waiter my order"
14.order - (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
15.order - putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
Synonyms: ordering
Verb1.order - 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"
Synonyms: enjoin, tell, say
2.order - make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
3.order - issue commands or orders for
Synonyms: dictate, prescribe
4.order - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
5.order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
Antonyms:
disarray, disorder - bring disorder to
6.order - place in a certain order; "order these files"
7.order - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
8.order - arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
Synonyms: arrange, put, set up
9.order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Synonyms: grade, rate, rank, place, range

ORDER, government. By this expression is understood the several bodies which compose the state. In ancient Rome, for example, there were three distinct orders; namely, that of the senators, that of the patricians, and that of the plebeians.
     2. In the United States there are no orders of men, all men are equal in the eye of the law, except that in some states slavery has been entailed on them while they were colonies, and it still exists, in relation to some of the African race but these have no particular rights. Vide Rank.

ORDER, contracts. An indorsement or short writing put upon the back of a negotiable bill or note, for the purpose of passing the title to it, and making it payable to another person.
     2. When a bill or note is payable to order, which is generally expressed by this formula, "to A B, or order,"or" to the order of A B," in this case the payee, A B may either receive the money secured by such instrument, or by his order, which is generally done by a simple indorsement, (q.v.) pass the right to receive it to another. But a bill or note wanting these words, although not negotiable, does not lose the general qualities of such instruments. 6 T. R. 123; 6 Taunt. 328; Russ. & Ry. C. C. 300; 3 Caines, 137; 9 John. 217. Vide Bill of Exchange; Indorsement.
     3. An informal bill of exchange or a paper which requires one person to pay or deliver to another goods on account of the maker to a third party, is called an order.

ORDER, French law. The act by which the rank of preferences of claims among creditors who have liens over the price which arises out of the sale of an immovable subject, is ascertained, is called order. Dalloz, Dict. h.t.

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Ord
Ord and end
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Ordain
Ordainable
ordained
Ordainer
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Ordal
Ordalian
ORDBMS
Ordeal
ordeal bean
Ordeal root
ordeal tree
-- Order --
order Acarina
order Accipitriformes
order Actinaria
order Actiniaria
order Actinomycetales
order Actinomyxidia
order Aepyorniformes
order Agaricales
order Alcyonaria
order Alismales
order Amoebida
order Amoebina
order Amphipoda
order Anacanthini
order Anaspida
order Andreaeales
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