[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"
[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" Synonyms: of magnitude
[noun] established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
[noun] logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" Synonyms: ing, ordination
[noun] a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" Synonyms: liness
[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" Synonyms: decree, edict, fiat, rescript
[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" Synonyms: purchase
[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" Synonyms: club, society, guild, gild, lodge
[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" Synonyms: holy
[noun] a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict" Synonyms: monastic
[noun] (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
[noun] a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); "I gave the waiter my 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
[noun] putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list" Synonyms: ing
[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" Synonyms: tell, enjoin, say
[verb] make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
[verb] bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" Synonyms: regulate, regularize, regularise, govern
[verb] bring order to or into; "Order these files"
[verb] place in a certain order; "order these files"