Textual thesaurus for "order"

(noun) ordering

the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list

(noun) order of magnitude

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

(noun) purchase order

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

(noun) decree, edict, rescript, fiat

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

(noun) rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure

a body of rules followed by an assembly

(noun) monastic order

a group of person living under a religious rule

the order of Saint Benedict

(noun) guild, gild, lodge, social club, society, club

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

(noun) ordering, ordination

logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

(noun) Holy Order, Order

(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

(noun) orderliness

a condition of regular or proper arrangement

he put his desk in order; the machine is now in working order

(verb) place, range, rank, rate, grade

assign a rank or rating to

how would you rank these students?; The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

(verb) put, arrange, set up

arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

arrange my schedule; set up one's life; I put these memories with those of bygone times

(verb) enjoin, say, tell

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

(verb) dictate, prescribe

issue commands or orders for

(verb) consecrate, ordain, ordinate

appoint to a clerical posts

he was ordained in the Church

(verb) govern, regularise, regularize, regulate

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

We cannot regulate the way people dress; This town likes to regulate