a formal association of people with similar interests
a group of person living under a religious rule
logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
established customary state (especially of society)
a condition of regular or proper arrangement
assign a rank or rating to
place in a certain order
bring order to or into
a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
a body of rules followed by an assembly
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
(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
the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
appoint to a clerical posts
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
make a request for something
issue commands or orders for
arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
Of material things, like the books in a library.
Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Hence: a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.
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 group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the order of the bath; the franciscan order.
An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the christian ministry;
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.
An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the carnivora and insectivora are orders of mammalia.
The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.