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Order

The arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method
I filed the cards in alphabetical order
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To put a question to
When we realized that we didn't know the answer, we asked the teacher.
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An authoritative command or instruction
He was not going to take orders from a mere administrator
The skipper gave the order to abandon ship
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To seek an answer to
Ask a question.
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A particular social, political, or economic system
They were dedicated to overthrowing the established order
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To seek information about
Asked directions.
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A society of monks, nuns, or friars living under the same religious, moral, and social regulations and discipline
The Franciscan Order
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To make a request of
Asked me for a loan.
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Order

The quality or nature of something
Poetry of the highest order
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To make a request for. Often used with an infinitive or clause
Ask a favor of a friend.
Asked to go along on the trip.
Asked that he be allowed to stay out late.
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Order

A principal taxonomic category that ranks below class and above family
The higher orders of insects
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To require or call for as a price or condition
Asked ten dollars for the book.
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Any of the five classical styles of architecture (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite) based on the proportions of columns and the style of their decoration.
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To expect or demand
Ask too much of a child.
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Equipment or uniform for a specified purpose or of a specified type
The platoon changed from drill order into PT kit
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To invite
Asked them to dinner.
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The degree of complexity of an equation, expression, etc., as denoted by an ordinal number.
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(Archaic)To publish, as marriage banns.
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Give an authoritative instruction to do something
The judge ordered a retrial
She ordered me to leave
‘Stop frowning,’ he ordered
He ordered that the ship be abandoned
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To make inquiry; seek information.
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Request (something) to be made, supplied, or served
My mate ordered the tickets last week
I asked the security guard to order me a taxi
Are you ready to order, sir?
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To make a request
Asked for help.
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Order

Arrange (something) in a methodical way
Her normally well-ordered life
All entries are ordered by date
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The act of making a request
“He was contacted by the mayor's fund-raiser ... a day after the mayor made the ask” (Jennifer Fermino).
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A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
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Something that is requested
“Being funny on demand is a big ask” (Anne Curzan).
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A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved
Checked to see that the shipping department was in order.
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To request (information, or an answer to a question).
I asked her age.
I asked her (for) her age.
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Condition or state in general
The escalator is in good working order.
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To put forward (a question) to be answered.
To ask a question
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The established system of social organization
"Every revolution exaggerates the evils of the old order" (C. Wright Mills).
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To interrogate or enquire of (a person).
I'm going to ask this lady for directions.
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A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority
Finally restored order in the rebellious provinces.
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To request or petition; usually with for.
To ask for a second helping at dinner
To ask for help with homework
Emma asked Jim to close his eyes.
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A sequence or arrangement of successive things
Changed the order of the files.
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To request permission to do something.
She asked to see the doctor.
Did you ask to use the car?
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The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law
The bailiff called the court to order.
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To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
What price are you asking for the house?
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An authoritative indication to be obeyed; a command or direction.
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To invite.
Don't ask them to the wedding.
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A command given by a superior military officer requiring obedience, as in the execution of a task.
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To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
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Orders Formal written instructions to report for military duty at a specified time and place.
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(figuratively) To take (a person's situation) as an example.
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A commission or instruction to buy, sell, or supply something.
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An act or instance of asking.
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That which is supplied, bought, or sold.
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Something asked or asked for.
I know this is a big ask, but …
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A request made by a customer at a restaurant for a portion of food.
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An asking price.
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The food requested.
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(Internet) A message sent to a blog on social networking platform Tumblr, which can be publicly posted and replied to by the recipient.
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(Law) A directive or command of a court.
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An eft; newt.
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Any of several grades of the Christian ministry
The order of priesthood.
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A lizard.
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Often orders The rank of an ordained Christian minister or priest.
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To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; - often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
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Often orders The sacrament or rite of ordination.
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To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
Ask me never so much dowry.
To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity.
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Any of the nine grades or choirs of angels.
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To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
He asked the way to Chester.
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A group of persons living under a religious rule
Order of Saint Benedict.
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To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
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An organization of people united by a common fraternal bond or social aim.
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To publish in church for marriage; - said of both the banns and the persons.
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A group of people upon whom a government or sovereign has formally conferred honor for unusual service or merit, entitling them to wear a special insignia
The Order of the Garter.
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To request or petition; - usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
Ask, and it shall be given you.
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The insignia worn by such people.
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To make inquiry, or seek by request; - sometimes followed by after.
Wherefore . . . dost ask after my name?
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Often orders A social class
The lower orders.
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A water newt.
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A class defined by the common attributes of its members; a kind.
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Inquire about;
I asked about their special today
He had to ask directions several times
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Degree of quality or importance; rank
Poetry of a high order.
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Make a request or demand for something to somebody;
She asked him for a loan
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Any of several styles of classical architecture characterized by the type of column and entablature employed. Of the five generally accepted classical orders, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders are Greek and the Tuscan and Composite orders are Roman.
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Direct or put; seek an answer to;
Ask a question
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A style of building
A cathedral of the Gothic order.
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Consider obligatory; request and expect;
We require our secretary to be on time
Aren't we asking too much of these children?
I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons
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(Biology) A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
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Require or ask for as a price or condition;
He is asking $200 for the table
The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage
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The sum of the exponents to which the variables in a term are raised; degree.
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Address a question to and expect an answer from;
Ask your teacher about trigonometry
The children asked me about their dead grandmother
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An indicated number of successive differentiations to be performed.
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Require as useful, just, or proper;
It takes nerve to do what she did
Success usually requires hard work
This job asks a lot of patience and skill
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent
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The number of elements in a finite group.
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The number of rows or columns in a determinant or matrix.
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To issue a command or instruction to
Ordered the sailors to stow their gear.
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To direct to proceed as specified
Ordered the intruders off the property.
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To give a command or instruction for
The judge ordered a recount of the ballots.
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To request to be supplied with
Order eggs and bacon for breakfast.
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To put into a methodical, systematic arrangement
Ordered the books on the shelf.
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To predestine; ordain.
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To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
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(countable) Arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
Put the children in age order
It's arranged in order of frequency
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(countable) A position in an arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
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(uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
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(countable) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
To preserve order in a community or an assembly
Order in the court!
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(countable) A command.
Give an order
His inability to follow orders
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(countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
Make an order
Receive an online order for the new range of sunglasses
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(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.
St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1537.
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(countable) An association of knights.
The Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
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Any group of people with common interests.
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(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.
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A category in the classification of organisms, ranking below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
The magnolia and nutmeg families belong to the order Magnoliales.
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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.
The higher or lower orders of society
Talent of a high order
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(Christianity) An ecclesiastical rank or position, usually for the sake of ministry, when plural holy orders.
There have been many major and minor orders in the history of Christianity: the order of virgins, of deacons, priests, lectors, acolytes, porters, catechists, widows, etc.
To take orders or holy orders means to be ordained a deacon or priest
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(architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (since the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural design.
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(cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
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(electronics) A power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
A 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter
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(chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
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(set theory) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set, group, or other structure regardable as a set.
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For given group G and element g ∈ G, the smallest positive natural number n, if it exists, such that (using multiplicative notation), gn = e, where e is the identity element of G; if no such number exists, the element is said to be of infinite order (or sometimes zero order).
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(graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
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(order theory) A partially ordered set.
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(order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it is, in fact, a partially ordered set.
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(algebra) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
A quadratic polynomial, a x^2 + b x + c, is said to be of order (or degree) 2.
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(finance) A written direction to furnish someone with money or property; compare money order, postal order.
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(transitive) To set in some sort of order.
We need to order them alphabetically.
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(transitive) To arrange, set in proper order.
The books in the shelf need ordering.
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(transitive) To issue a command to.
To order troops to advance
He ordered me to leave.
I hate being ordered around by my co-workers.
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(transitive) To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
You can now order most products to be delivered to your home.
To order groceries
To order food from a restaurant
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To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
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Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
Bright-harnessed angels sit in order serviceable.
Good order is the foundation of all good things.
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Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
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The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
And, pregnant with his grander thought,Brought the old order into doubt.
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Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
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That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
The church hath authority to establish that for an order at one time which at another time it may abolish.
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A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Upon this new fright, an order was made by both houses for disarming all the papists in England.
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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.
In those days were pit orders - beshrew the uncomfortable manager who abolished them.
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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.
They are in equal order to their several ends.
Various orders various ensigns bear.
Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
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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.
Find a barefoot brother out,One of our order, to associate me.
The venerable order of the Knights Templars.
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An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; - often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
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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.
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An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
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The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
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Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
Whiles I take order for mine own affairs.
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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 him that ordereth his conversation aright.
Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.
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To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
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To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
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To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
These ordered folk be especially titled to God.
Persons presented to be ordered deacons.
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To give orders; to issue commands.
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(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
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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
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Established customary state (especially of society);
Order ruled in the streets
Law and order
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Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;
We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
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A condition of regular or proper arrangement;
He put his desk in order
The machine is now in working order
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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
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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
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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
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A body of rules followed by an assembly
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(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
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A group of person living under a religious rule;
The order of Saint Benedict
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(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
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A request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.);
I gave the waiter my order
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(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
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Putting in order;
There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
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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
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Make a request for something;
Order me some flowers
Order a work stoppage
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Issue commands or orders for
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Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;
We cannot regulate the way people dress
This town likes to regulate
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Bring order to or into;
Order these files
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Place in a certain order;
Order these files
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Appoint to a clerical posts;
He was ordained in the Church
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Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.;
Arrange my schedule
Set up one's life
I put these memories with those of bygone times
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Assign a rank or rating to;
How would you rank these students?
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
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