the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list" Synonyms: ordering,
(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 degree in a continuum of size or quantity; "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude" Synonyms: order of magnitude,
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,
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, edict, fiat, rescript,
(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"
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" Synonyms: monastic 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: club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge,
logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" Synonyms: ordering, ordination,
established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" Synonyms: orderliness,
place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"
bring order to or into; "Order these files"
assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" Synonyms: rate, rank, range, grade, place,
arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one''s life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times" Synonyms: arrange, set up, put,
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" Synonyms: tell, enjoin, say,
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" Synonyms: regulate, regularize, regularise, govern,