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Meaning of order

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (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: 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"
         [syn: {order}, {order of magnitude}]
      3: established customary state (especially of society); "order
         ruled in the streets"; "law and order" [ant: {disorder}]
      4: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;
         "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of
         their presentation" [syn: {ordering}, {order}, {ordination}]
      5: a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his
         desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" [syn:
         {orderliness}, {order}] [ant: {disorder}, {disorderliness}]
      6: 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" [syn:
         {decree}, {edict}, {fiat}, {order}, {rescript}]
      7: 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" [syn: {order}, {purchase order}]
      8: 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" [syn: {club}, {social club}, {society}, {guild},
         {gild}, {lodge}, {order}]
      9: a body of rules followed by an assembly [syn: {order}, {rules
         of order}, {parliamentary law}, {parliamentary procedure}]
      10: (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" [syn: {Holy Order}, {Order}]
      11: a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order
          of Saint Benedict" [syn: {order}, {monastic order}]
      12: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
      13: 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"
      14: (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: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement;
          "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
          [syn: {order}, {ordering}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {order}, {tell}, {enjoin}, {say}]
      2: make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order
         a work stoppage"
      3: issue commands or orders for [syn: {order}, {prescribe},
      4: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage;
         impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people
         dress"; "This town likes to regulate" [syn: {regulate},
         {regularize}, {regularise}, {order}, {govern}] [ant:
      5: bring order to or into; "Order these files" [ant: {disarray},
      6: place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"
      7: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
         [syn: {ordain}, {consecrate}, {ordinate}, {order}]
      8: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my
         schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
         those of bygone times" [syn: {arrange}, {set up}, {put},
      9: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
         students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
         guide" [syn: {rate}, {rank}, {range}, {order}, {grade},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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