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order

or·der

order

 
pronunciation:
or dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
in order to
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a direction or command.
The sailor was punished for not following the captain's order.
synonyms:
command, direction, instruction
similar words:
charge, decree, demand, mandate, word
definition 2: a request for goods to be made or delivered, or the goods themselves.
She placed an order for new carpet.If this is our order, where are the French fries?
similar words:
goods, request, supply
definition 3: the way something is set up or arranged in space or time.
Please write your spelling words in alphabetical order.
antonyms:
disorder
similar words:
arrangement, array, disposition, form, organization, position, series, shape, structure, system
definition 4: the working condition of something.
If a phone has no dial tone, it is out of order.
synonyms:
condition, repair
similar words:
adjustment, operation, shape, state, trim
definition 5: the condition in which the rules and laws of a society are obeyed; social or civil peace.
Sometimes the police are needed to keep order in the streets.
synonyms:
peace
antonyms:
chaos
similar words:
calm, control, discipline, quiet
definition 6: a related group of living things.
Snakes and turtles belong to different orders of reptiles.
definition 7: a group of persons with common interests.
Grandfather belongs to a men's club called the Order of Moose.
synonyms:
association, organization, society
similar words:
brotherhood, club, confederacy, fellowship, guild, sisterhood
phrase: in order to
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ordered, ordering, orders
definition 1: to tell to do in a firm way; give a command to.
The lifeguard ordered everyone to leave the water.
synonyms:
command, demand, direct, instruct
similar words:
bid, charge, dictate, require, tell
definition 2: to ask to be delivered or made.
She ordered a game from the catalogue.Excuse me, but I ordered chicken, not ham.
similar words:
request
definition 3: to put in order; organize.
He ordered the books on the shelf by topic.
synonyms:
arrange, array, organize
antonyms:
disorder
similar words:
classify, coordinate, dispose, marshal, range, rank, sort, straighten
derivations: orderless (adj.), orderedness (n.)
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The word order contains the following part:
ord, ordin Latin root that means row, rank, order