Noun Definition

order

1.Definition: (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

Category: General

2.Definition: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

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3.Definition: (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"

Category: General

4.Definition: (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"

Category: General

5.Definition: a body of rules followed by an assembly

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6.Definition: 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"

Category: General

7.Definition: a condition of regular or proper arrangement

"He put his desk in order", "The machine is now in working order"

Related Noun(s):orderliness

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8.Definition: 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"

Category: General

9.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):lodge, society, guild, club, gild

Category: General

10.Definition: a group of person living under a religious rule

"The order of Saint Benedict"

Category: General

11.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):edict, decree, fiat, rescript

Category: General

12.Definition: 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"

Category: General

13.Definition: established customary state (especially of society)

"Order ruled in the streets", "Law and order"

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14.Definition: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

"We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"

Related Noun(s):ordination

Category: General

15.Definition: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

"There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"

Category: General