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English noun: order

1. order (communication) (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed


SamplesThe British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London.


Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding, command, dictation


Narrower (hyponym)marching orders, summons, word


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Domain usageplural, plural form

2. order (attribute) a degree in a continuum of size or quantity


SamplesIt was on the order of a mile.
An explosion of a low order of magnitude.


Synonymsorder of magnitude


Broader (hypernym)magnitude

3. order (state) established customary state (especially of society)


SamplesOrder ruled in the streets.
Law and order.


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)civil order, concord, concordance, harmony, peace, polity, quiet, rule of law, stability, tranquility, tranquillity


Antonymsdisorder

4. order (group) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements


SamplesWe shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation.


Synonymsordering, ordination


Broader (hypernym)arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)bacteria order, genetic code, genome, series, word order

5. order (state) a condition of regular or proper arrangement


SamplesHe put his desk in order.
The machine is now in working order.


Synonymsorderliness


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)kelter, kilter, spit and polish, tidiness


Antonymsdisorderliness, disorder

6. order (communication) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)


SamplesA friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there.


Synonymsdecree, edict, fiat, rescript


Broader (hypernym)act, enactment


Narrower (hyponym)ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, imperial decree, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, programma, prohibition, proscription, stay


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

7. order (communication) a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities


SamplesIBM received an order for a hundred computers.


Synonymspurchase order


Broader (hypernym)commercial document, commercial instrument


Narrower (hyponym)bill-me order, credit order, indent, mail order, market order, production order, reorder, stop order, stop payment, stop-loss order

8. order (group) a formal association of people with similar interests


SamplesHe joined a golf club.
They formed a small lunch society.
Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today.


Synonymsclub, gild, guild, lodge, social club, society


Broader (hypernym)association


Narrower (hyponym)athenaeum, atheneum, boat club, bookclub, chapter, chess club, country club, frat, fraternity, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, service club, slate club, sorority, turnverein, yacht club


Member holonymclub member

9. order (communication) a body of rules followed by an assembly


Synonymsparliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order


Broader (hypernym)prescript, rule


Narrower (hyponym)closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule, interpellation, point of order, previous question, standing order


Instance hyponymRobert's Rules of Order


Domain category membersmover, proposer

10. Order (state) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy


SamplesTheologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order.


SynonymsHoly Order


Broader (hypernym)position, status


Narrower (hyponym)acolyte, anagnost, deacon, doorkeeper, exorcist, lector, ostiarius, ostiary, priest, reader, subdeacon

11. order (group) a group of person living under a religious rule


SamplesThe order of Saint Benedict.


Synonymsmonastic order


Broader (hypernym)religious order, religious sect, sect


Narrower (hyponym)Augustinian order, Benedictine order, Carmelite order, Carthusian order, Dominican order, Franciscan order, Jesuit order, Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, order of Saint Benedict, Society of Jesus

12. order (group) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families


Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group


Narrower (hyponym)animal order, fungus order, plant order, protoctist order


Member holonymfamily, suborder


Member meronymclass


Domain categorybiological science, biology

13. order (communication) a request for something to be made, supplied, or served


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


Broader (hypernym)asking, request


Narrower (hyponym)short order

14. order (attribute) (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


Broader (hypernym)artistic style, idiom


Narrower (hyponym)Composite order, Corinthian order, Dorian order, Doric order, Ionian order, Ionic order, Tuscan order


Domain categoryarchitecture

15. order (act) the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement


SamplesThere were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list.


Synonymsordering


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)alphabetisation, alphabetization, grading, layout, rank order, scaling, sequence, succession


English verb: order

1. order (communication) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority


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


ExamplesThey order him to write the letter


Synonymsenjoin, say, tell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)request


Narrower (hyponym)call, command, direct, instruct, require, send for, warn

2. order (communication) make a request for something


SamplesOrder me some flowers.
Order a work stoppage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)call, commission, place, reorder, wish

3. order (communication) issue commands or orders for


Synonymsdictate, prescribe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, impose, inflict, visit


Narrower (hyponym)mandate

4. order (social) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations


SamplesWe cannot regulate the way people dress.
This town likes to regulate.


Synonymsgovern, regularise, regularize, regulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)district, standardise, standardize, zone


Antonymsderegulate

5. order (change) bring order to or into


SamplesOrder these files.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)clean up, collate, disentangle, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, straighten out, systematise, systematize, systemise, systemize, tidy, tidy up, unsnarl


Antonymsdisarray, disorder

6. order (change) place in a certain order


SamplesOrder the photos chronologically.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

7. order (social) appoint to a clerical posts


SamplesHe was ordained in the Church.


Synonymsconsecrate, ordain, ordinate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)enthrone, invest, vest

8. order (cognition) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events


SamplesArrange my schedule.
Set up one's life.
I put these memories with those of bygone times.


Synonymsarrange, put, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)organise, organize


Narrower (hyponym)contemporise, contemporize, phrase, synchronise, synchronize

9. order (cognition) assign a rank or rating to


SamplesHow would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.


Synonymsgrade, place, range, rank, rate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, prioritise, prioritize, reorder, seed, sequence, shortlist, subordinate, superordinate, upgrade









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