Associations to the word «Order»


ORDER, noun. (uncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
ORDER, noun. (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
ORDER, noun. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
ORDER, noun. (countable) A command.
ORDER, noun. (countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
ORDER, noun. (countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order.
ORDER, noun. (countable) An association of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
ORDER, noun. Any group of people with common interests.
ORDER, noun. (countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
ORDER, noun. (countable) (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
ORDER, noun. 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 distinct character, kind, or sort.
ORDER, noun. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
ORDER, noun. (architecture) 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.
ORDER, noun. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
ORDER, noun. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
ORDER, noun. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
ORDER, noun. (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
ORDER, noun. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
ORDER, noun. (order theory) A partially ordered set.
ORDER, noun. (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
ORDER, noun. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
ORDER, verb. To set in some sort of order.
ORDER, verb. To arrange, set in proper order.
ORDER, verb. To issue a command to.
ORDER, verb. To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
ORDER, verb. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
ORDER ARMS, noun. (military) a position in which the gun is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground.
ORDER IN COUNCIL, noun. Alternative spelling of order-in-council
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA, proper noun. (chiefly Australia) (UK) An order of chivalry established for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for outstanding achievement. [Established 1975.]
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA, noun. (Australia) (informal) An appointment made within the Order of Australia.
ORDER OF BATTLE, noun. (military) The arrangement of units or other divisions of the armed forces in combat; specifically, the deployment plans of an enemy, or a written record of this. [from 17th c.]
ORDER OF BUSINESS, noun. A task which needs to be completed.
ORDER OF BUSINESS, noun. The sequence in which tasks need to be completed in order of importance or priority; an agenda.
ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR, proper noun. The Franciscans, a religious order of mendicant friars.
ORDER OF KNIGHTHOOD, noun. An order which (at least mainly) consists of members who receive and/or most have the knighthood, hence constitutes an honorific brotherhood (in modern times often open to both genders, in rare cases a sisterhood) of knights (and/or, as female equivalent, dames). The hierarchical structure, purpose, activities (in many cases rare and mainly ceremonious), titles and insignia vary widely.
ORDER OF MAGNITUDE, noun. The class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio (most often 10) to the class preceding it. For example, something that is 2 orders of magnitude larger is 100 times larger, something that is 3 orders of magnitude larger is 1000 times larger, and something that is 6 orders of magnitude larger is a million times larger, because \(10^2\) = 100, \(10^3\) = 1000, and \(10^6\) = a million.
ORDER OF OPERATIONS, noun. (mathematics) The sequence in which the various operations in a mathematical expression are to be evaluated.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE, noun. A ranking of items by a chosen attribute, especially: a sequential hierarchy of nominal importance of people in royal courts and in governments.
ORDER OF SUCCESSION, noun. A formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant.
ORDER OF THE DAY, noun. The business to be done by a body (such as a legislature) on a particular day; an agenda
ORDER OF THE DAY, noun. The most significant aspect of something
ORDER OUT, verb. To call a place of service and order food, or whatever you may want, delivered to the location in which you are.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE, noun. (legal) a type of court order that requires to justify, explain, or prove something to the court
ORDER TREE, noun. (topology) A set that is the union of subsets (called segment), each of which is totally ordered, such that the segments fit together a certain way.
ORDER TREES, noun. Plural of order tree

Dictionary definition

ORDER, noun. (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".
ORDER, noun. 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".
ORDER, noun. Established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order".
ORDER, noun. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation".
ORDER, noun. A condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order".
ORDER, noun. 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".
ORDER, noun. 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".
ORDER, noun. 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".
ORDER, noun. A body of rules followed by an assembly.
ORDER, noun. (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".
ORDER, noun. A group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict".
ORDER, noun. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
ORDER, noun. 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".
ORDER, noun. (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.
ORDER, noun. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list".
ORDER, verb. 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".
ORDER, verb. Make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage".
ORDER, verb. Issue commands or orders for.
ORDER, verb. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate".
ORDER, verb. Bring order to or into; "Order these files".
ORDER, verb. Place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically".
ORDER, verb. Appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church".
ORDER, verb. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times".
ORDER, verb. Assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy