order order  /ˈɔr dər/


  1. (n) (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
  2. (n) a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
  3. (n) established customary state (especially of society)
  4. (n) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
  5. (n) a condition of regular or proper arrangement
  6. (n) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
  7. (n) a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
  8. (n) a formal association of people with similar interests
  9. (n) a body of rules followed by an assembly
  10. (n) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
  11. (n) a group of person living under a religious rule
  12. (n) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
  13. (n) a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
  14. (n) (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. (n) the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
  16. (v) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  17. (v) make a request for something
  18. (v) issue commands or orders for
  19. (v) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  20. (v) bring order to or into
  21. (v) place in a certain order
  22. (v) appoint to a clerical posts
  23. (v) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
  24. (v) assign a rank or rating to


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  1. Most of the order's nuns and brothers are South Asian, which helped the candidacy of Sister Nirmala.
  2. Alone in the master bedroom, his order in the march of death still unknown, was the master himself: 65-year-old Marshall Herff Applewhite.


  1. Why Omni-Channel Commerce Needs An Omni-Channel Order Management Solution

    Order management has become a huge pain-point for retailers as they continue to struggle in the new omni-channel world of retail.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: RetailSolutionsOnline

  2. United Tech sees impact from order on fraud charge

    United Tech sees impact from order on fraud charge Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:15 am, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (AP) — A federal court order that United Technologies Corp. pay $473 million plus interest to compensate for alleged fraud in its sale of fighter jet engines ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  3. Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Monday

    LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at Wimbledon on Monday (prefix denotes seeding). ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I expect us to compete for a championship," Bosh told ESPN. "I think both Dwyane and I, we both wanted an opportunity where right away we would be competing. : We're ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that. It's not about the...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Chris Bosh Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "I would order the secretary of Treasury to immediately buy up the bad home-loan mortgages in America and renegotiate at the new value of those homes," McCain said tonight during their second debate, a town hall-style forum at Belmont University...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

  3. "This time physically I'm fitter," Djokovic said. "Those were very strange conditions and circumstances. I had to play three very long matches in three days and couldn't hold on in the semifinal. This time everything is in order and Ill give...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Novak Djokovic Source: The Associated Press

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