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Entry Word: order
Function: noun
Text: 1 the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another <you always keep your books in perfect alphabetical order> <we haven't found out the order of the speeches yet>
Synonyms arrangement, array, disposal, disposition, distribution, ordering, sequence, setup
Related Words continuity; precedence, priority; chain, progression, succession; series; aligning, alignment, lining up; design, layout, pattern, structure, system
Near Antonyms confusion, disorder, disorganization, disruption, upset; disconnection, disjointedness
2 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest <a religious order> -- see ASSOCIATION 2
3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common <collects movie posters, photographs and autographs of the stars, and other memorabilia of that order> -- see SORT 1
4 a piece of metal given in honor of a special event, a person, or an achievement <wore the order of the Freemasons> -- see MEDAL
5 a state of being or fitness <finally got the car back in working order> -- see CONDITION 1
6 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <the commander issued an order that the number of guards for the prisoner be doubled> -- see COMMAND 1
7 one of the segments of society into which people are grouped <the lower orders were once expected to be content living out their lives as servants to the upper classes> -- see CLASS 1
8 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic <zoologists had problems deciding to which order the platypus belongs> -- see CLASS 2